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Went forward on the css2 parsing library front. It can now parse some simple css stylesheets of the real wwworld. I still have everything to do on the error management side.

Cleaned up the autotools related scripts of the MlView project.

22 Dec 2002 (updated 22 Dec 2002 at 21:34 UTC) »
Went forward on the css2 parser front. Things are going on. Unfortunately, I have spent all my free time on this and haven't hacked on MlView since the last release :(
I finally released MlView 0.0.3rc2. Still a couple of bugs to be fixed before 0.0.3 .

Hacking on the standalone css2 parser is also on going. It's still not useable at all but the different pieces of the puzzle are getting in place.


Had a nice week end. Joel came to my place and we went in a nice restaurant with other good friends. It was great. We went for a drive in Paris by night, nice. I like this town, really.

This great week end may explain why my hacks went so slowly.

3 Dec 2002 (updated 3 Dec 2002 at 14:15 UTC) »
MlView hacking
Applied some patches and fixed some minor bugs. Seems like a new release candidate (0.0.3rc2) is coming soon.


Yesterday night, I was too tired to do anything but the few hacks on mlview core. My day job is almost sucking all my time and energy <grin/>.
Have been hacking on the core of my new css2 parsing library. I really wonder if I can get something useable out of it. It would be very cool if MlView could have a descent support of css one day.

In the same time I have not hacked a lot on MlView itself.


I am 26 now. I am still in relatively good health. I just want to thank mother nature.
MlView hacking
Bug fixes again and again. I wonder when this piece of software become as stable as I want. Anyway, what I want is to let the current gnome-1.xx version of MlView in a descent stability state before starting the gnome2 port.

I must also find the time to work on my new css parsing library.

5 Nov 2002 (updated 17 Nov 2002 at 13:49 UTC) »

Some other fixes. 0.0.3rc2 is coming soon.

4 Nov 2002 (updated 4 Nov 2002 at 22:30 UTC) »
MlView hacking

I finally released mlview 0.0.3rc1. It fixes a lot of stability problems.

Users of this version must also upgrade to libxml 2.2.26 .

I still have to deliver some other small fixes before 0.0.3. After this, I must kick my ass to start the gnome2 port.

29 Oct 2002 (updated 30 Oct 2002 at 00:08 UTC) »
My first debian install
For the first time in my life, I've installed a debian this night. It's a 3.0. I've installed it on my old vaio PCG-F190 laptop. Everything went smoothly. I even got X and the network work almost out of the box. Okay, I still have to get used to the well known apt-xxx and dpkg stuffs but i already love the baby.

I've been playing with GNU/Linux for 6 years now but I've only installed slack, RH and Mdk... now Debian. Which one will I like most ?


I've fixed numerous stability bugs in MlView the past week. Many thanks go to the power of the valgrind tool and to DV. I will make a new release in the coming days.

After this release I must force myself to download the sources of gnome2 on my brand new debian system, compile it, admire it and start the porting of (damn even apm works!!) MlView to gnome2. That will take a lot of work since I have to totally rewrite (at least) the MlViewTreeEditor and MlViewNodeEditor widgets which are heavily based on the GTKCTree and GTKCList widgets ... Okay, these widgets are MVC pattern compliant but I have to rewrite the models and the controllers still.

MlView Hacking

Went forward in the support of iso latin1 edition. It works somehow. I think I should release it ...

I am now working on the foundations of the css support in MlView. I therefore have started to write a standalone C implementation of the Simple Api for CSS. I am expecting some great hacks on that front.

This CSS stuffs are certainly going to lower the release frequency of MlView...


I went to the last "first jeudi" of Paris. It is a friendly monthly meeting of more than one hundred Free Software users and programers who live in Paris. It was great. I met a lot of cool guys there. Going to work the day after was much less cool.

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