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Advogato: eek, almost 2 months without a diary entry. Sorry, I'll try to be more serious.

LinuxTag: grrrrr! Why did they have to choose the same date as the Libre Software Meeting? There are few chances I'll go to LinuxTag then :(

Hacking: trying to profile software. So far only gprof has been working for me (I couldn't get any copy of Corel's cprof, probably a Microsoft conspiration, and couldn't get oprofile to work on my kernel). Everyone told me gprof didn't work with multithreaded code, but after a little research I found some information on how to do it, and wrote a little "gprof with multithreaded applications HOWTO".

No more exams for 5 months. Back to hacking, then find $SUMMER_JOB to get $INSANE_AMOUNTS_OF_MONEY I need to spend a few weeks in Japan.

9 Apr 2001 (updated 9 Apr 2001 at 08:22 UTC) »

Hacking: still hacking on vlc. The Mac OS X port works more or less, we can already read unencrypted DVDs. Encrypted ones don't work and my DVD kernel module hangs the machine, but I suspect a bug in Darwin. Once this is solved, we'll only need to look for AltiVec hackers to write enhanced iDCT, YUV2RGB, and motion compensation routines, and we'll beat Apple at releasing a decent DVD player for OS X :-)

Hacking 2: writing documentation for our API, updating changelogs, updating TODO list, updating FAQ, making new screenshots for the eye candy addicted. How boring this is, it seems like it'll never be finished.

Social life: oh, you must be kidding.

Mac OS X: spent a whole week writing a 10-line kernel extension. How elite I am.

Geek stuff: started using xplanet. Ubercool ! Now I know when the day is dawning without having to open the curtains. How elite I am.

Leisure: saw 2001: A Space Odissey on a 250 sqare meter screen. A breathtaking experience (the sound was set a bit loud, though).

22 Mar 2001 (updated 22 Mar 2001 at 01:59 UTC) »

I'm starting to really hate MacOS X. The mix of C, C++, Objective C, but mostly the lack of documentation and sample code, especially for low-level programming. GrrrrRRRAOR.

Fortunately, the port of vlc is going along quite well. There's still a chance we can ship on time.

Learning ATAPI, SCSI, Mac OS X, Mach. There is treasure everywhere.

Learning C++, Qt, Xlib, ncurses. Fun.

We now play encrypted DVDs under BeOS. ph34r.

Hacking: phew, it's been an exhausting week. We did two releases of VideoLAN, and at the same time there were two major releases of OMS and mpeg2dec. I still think that VideoLAN is better, but now there's some really exciting competition!

BeOS: been using it for a few days to work on the vlc port. I quite like it, it's nice and really, really fast. Too bad the system API is in C++ and I'm not really a C++ guy. At all.

KDE: tried to find something as easy to use as Glade but for KDE. Failed. And I really don't like the look and feel. Yucks, back to Gtk+/Gnome coding.

ajv: my contribution to your thumbnail generator problem is a dirty shell script called genethumb.sh. It does not create links for subdirectories, but it may be easily adapted.

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