28 Apr 2004 hub   » (Master)

I have been using Evolution 1.5.7 from Debian experimental for a couple of days. Despite a few reproducable crashers, it is really useable. The GUI is nice, and finally I can display the headers I want in e-mails.

Mental note, unrelated: write the paper for GUADEC and plan for the travel.

Abiword

Did some backport to Abiword and committed some work in progress in the MacOS X tree. I have a dozen of bugzilla to handle in MacOS X tree.

RendezVous

I have been wondering about RendezVous (aka ZeroConf) implementation in Linux. I found that Mandrake had something. They seems to use tmdns. I'll try to set that up on my old PowerComputing desktop Mac clone (running Debian GNU/Linux) that act as web server and everything at home. That would be nice that ZeroConf came with Linux distro to integrate with MacOS X RendezVous. For those who don't know, RendezVous allos dynamic allocation of IPv4 addresses, along with name resolution, using a multicast DNS, peer-to-peer. It also allow advertising services over the network like printer, shared volumes, iChat, iTune, etc. You can even register Web servers and Apple has written an Apache module for that. There is an IETF working group. Definitely this is not Apple proprietary, unless you want to use the RendezVous trademark.

Side note. Years ago, while being a Windows developer for living, I had written 75% of a product called RendezVous. Nothing related, but that is funny. This company may have prior trademark. Better not meet Apple lawyers anyway.

Job

I went to the Canada embassy yesterday, and I have requested a temporary worker visa for Canada. I still miss a paper and I'll sort that out soon I hope. Then I'll have to apply for permanent immigration, this requires more time (and incidentally more money, but that is not the main issues). I'd love to have the visa within a month after I send that last paper, and start working for NITI in Montréal.

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