10 May 2000 drow   » (Master)

OK, enough of this silence stuff.

Boot floppies seem to be in pretty good shape now! I just went through a clean install on both i386 and powerpc, and the results were really impressive. The installer has come a long, long way. I've also verified that the powerpc CDs do boot new-world Macintoshes as they ought.

I'm in the middle of installing one last time on crack (formerly crack.linuxppc.org, one of my prouder accomplishments) before I ship it off to become the new powerpc build daemon. It is both relieving and disappointing for me to do this - I'm going to have less than twice the number of computers of my roommate again. But I'm changing roommates in a few days and I think the new one will only have two, so it will all be ok again :)

Had some interesting conversation with Richard Braakman, the Release Manager, about organizing test cycles; there's pretty obviously going to have to be another one after this. We will probably need a new kernel update (for 2.2.15 final), and there are some security update, and some random important fixes.

I've been working on BitchX all week. The windowing layer finally pissed me off enough to merit a complete rewrite; I don't know if Panasync is ever going to accept this code, but I want to at least see how it turns out. I may get a useful console abstraction library out of it. We'll see.

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