20 Nov 2003 sisob   » (Master)

Have been really busy of late. College work is really building up. I'm learning Assembly, Computer Architecture, Digital Logic Design (Designing Circuts) , Electrotechnology, some Physics, Maths(Matricies and Logic) and Programming. It's all really interesting, but yeah, takes time.

Got bored today and wrote a Java Class to do matrix multiplication. I wonder can I make it do gaussian elimination. Writing programs to do other parts of my course seems to be a good way to revise.

I'm trying to get Kernel 2.6.0 up and running so that I can test Gnome 2.5 on it. The changeover to alsa is probably the biggest issue. I've installed the fedora rpms and I'm gonna reboot now and see how I go.

The Gnome menus need some tidying up, but I'm not sure if I should mail the list about it or not. There have been loads of bugs about the menus, but some of them have been there since before 2.0, *sigh* it just takes so long to get some things done. The problem as I see it is that no-one really ships Gnome with un-modified menus. Well none of the big boys anyway. Sun, Ximian, Redhat, Mandrake, SuSE(I assume), Dropline etc... all change the menus. Debian and Gentoo are probably the biggest users of the default configuration.

So naturally as a result of this, there is less motivation to get the menus sorted out than there is other parts of the desktop.

I've also been thinking about how to do a better new launcher dialog. Must get some MS Windows and kde dialogs to look at. The current one has way to much crap in it. The "Advanced" Tab and the "Generic Name" and maybe even the "Type" widgets shouldn't be there. We can now auto-detect urls and stuff so Name/Comment/Location should be all that's needed. But what term can we use to describe the fact that you can use a uri or app name?

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