2 Mar 2003 walters   » (Master)

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I hacked a bit on apt with SyntaxPolice tonight; we got a bit farther on our project to add secure updates. It involves a lot of conceptual changes to the code, and the apt source tree is confusing as hell. I mean, really...is it necessary to have two classes named "Type"? Grrr. As far as I can tell these classes just create other ones; that seems like the Factory pattern to me. I would have named them like SourceListFactory and IndexFileFactory.

Also got a bit farther packaging Gnopernicus and gnome-speech. Both had fairly broken build systems, but I fixed gnome-speech's, and I'm mostly done fixing Gnopernicus'.

I didn't get any netRhythmbox hacking done so far this weekend, unfortunately.


Watched Jesus Christ Superstar with some friends. It was fairly entertaining. I especially liked the Jewish guy with the glasses, the gut, and the gold.


So, now that I'm putting more time into writing these diaries, I'm starting to wonder; what will I do if Advogato dies? Anyone know if there's a good way to back them up? Also, I think it would be neat to have a diary-like thing on my main website and just mirror it here. Anyone know if I can do that automagically somehow? What (free) software do people use to do stuff like this?

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