29 Aug 2003 edd   » (Master)

Finally caught up with my Debian packaging work, including minor fixes for the BlueZ Bluetooth packages, and another new upstream release for the Epiphany web browser. Been able to close a few bugs, but also reminded of how annoying some Bluetooth hardware can be. As an early adopter I have a few less-than-reliable devices.

Expecting to take receipt of a new computer next week, with an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard in it. Been spending some time researching exactly what's needed. Luckily, looks as though kernel 2.4.22 has the goodies I'll want in order to be able to install Linux right into a couple of SATA disks in RAID0 configuration. I found this page, which has a few hints on how to make a custom Debian net installation CD for newer kernels.

dajobe released Redland 0.9.13, complete with the revised Python API that mattb and I have put a lot of time into. Redland's getting to be a very classy piece of software, and should shortly be available in Debian unstable too.

Installed Linux (GNOME 2.2, Crossover Office) on my wife's PC while she was away on holiday, but don't have the guts to leave it booted into Linux for her to discover. There's only a couple of days before she needs to get back to work and she might be a little annoyed to have to learn a few new things. However, I will prevail, some day.

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