Older blog entries for samth (starting at number 2)

Turned in my final paper yesterday. Now I just have one exam, and I'm home free. Kind of weird.

I got Helix GNOME a few days ago. It really looks nice. I still can't get Sawfish to work, though. I guess it just hates me. Oh well. I'm going to convert to Debian soon anyway, so it won't matter.

Well, it looks like Sourcegear is stepping up their involvement in AbiWord again, in order to get a 1.0 release this summer. It's good to see the familiar faces (so to speak) back on the list. And development should pick up also. With the multiple new developers (Mike, Jesper) and renewed commitment from Sourcegear, Abiword looks to be moving along nicely.

Well, after sleeping into the afternoon, it appears that I committed myself to restructuring the way the rest of the AbiWord code interacts with the formatter.

I watched Dead Poet's Society tonight. Great movie. I just hope I would have the guts not to cave in, if that happend to me.

On Guns: Last night, at about 4 AM, I saw an infomercial by the NRA on cable. They are serious lunatics. They were going on and on about the global conspiracy, led by the UN (ha) to confiscate all guns. I really wonder how their side seems to attract all the total nuts.

Only 13 days left in Chicago (at least till the fall). I'm not sure if I'm happy about that or not.

I've been doing lots of work recently on AbiWord. Mostly this has been in the importer area. I've got working (although not particularly good) importers for XML (just strips tags) and XHTML going.

I've also been working on my Resources page for AbiWord developers. It now keeps sources and builds archived (at the request of Mike Nordell, a new developer). I've also got a CVS archive for pending AbiWord patches.

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