Older blog entries for snorp (starting at number 2)

GNOME

I saw a few messages on mailing lists about the file selector for 2.2. I think a lot of people want to offer opinions and/or hack on it, but for some reason no one has said "I'm doing the file selector." Consequently, I think we will have like 900 implementations floating around with different APIs and features. How many of you have been secretly coding on a file selector? I hope someone steps up. BTW, I happen to think that gnome-recent would work well for storing bookmarks :). That reminds me. I've mailed andersca at least three times now in the last 6 months about getting gnome-recent into libgnomeui, but have never received a reply. I mean, if he's busy, that's alright....but what does a guy have to do?

I did some gedit hacking last week. Fixing some bugs here and there. Paolo bounced a couple of my patches though (more than once!). I really need to be more thorough.....

School

Philosophy has turned out to be kind of interesting. We are reading "Phaedrus", by Plato. It's hard stuff to read (for me, at least).

GNOME

So apparently 2.0 is about ready to be released. I've been using recent CVS since about December, and it has really come along. Congrats to all the GNOME developers, testers, translators, and users! Hopefully after 2.0.1 or so we can add some really cool features for 2.2. One of the things I want to do is try to get my gnome-recent stuff into a platform library. It is a replacement for the old gnome-history API that was in libgnome (it keeps track of recently used files). Maybe my stuff sucks, but it's at least better than all the apps doing their own thing.

There was recently a thread on mailing lists about remembering window sizing/positioning and who's responsibility it is (WM, or app). For some reason I was under the impression that if the app was session managed, then the WM would be able to restore the window sizes/positions within the same session (app is closed, then restarted). Apparently this is not true. It seems odd that app authors have to implement a whole pile of stuff just to restore the apps' state over login/logout, and an entirely different pile of stuff to restore state over consecutive instances. Oh well.

School

The first summer session is over, and second summer session started today. I'm taking philosophy and a business class. I've never had a philosophy class before so maybe I'll like it.

So, I wonder if I will actually end up maintaining this diary. I've never kept one before, but maybe it's a good idea.

I have finals for my first summer session classes tomorrow. Suckage.

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