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Name: Jay Bonci
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My name is Jay Bonci, a perl/C++ developer dabbling in a few projects. I'm working on the Everything project, and a maintainer at Everything2.com.


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Well today I fixed up a lot of my debian stuff, and re-presented it to a friend who does debian development, and hopefully he'll be my Advocate. I'm still looking for one. I redid the webpage, and I really like it.. http://jay.bonci.com/debian.

Other than that, it's been busy as hell. More to do, more to do...

Ahh, the final chapter in the "spin out of control" episodes of the nodetests. The script and harness were fine, but there were two outstanding bugs:

  • Null titled nodes
  • Nodes named "0"
I'll have to look into them later, but I hand-fixed them, and everything looks good to go.

Just about completed the postinst script for ecore... It's gigantic and all kinds of smart (I think at least). I need to write debian-mentors and kinda get them to okay it, but other than that, it looks good to me.

Redhat has been checking for bad blocks for going on 12 hours. ugh. Of course I'm trying a few new things with this install of RH, plus it will give me a box so that I can build RPM's on it, which I think would be really beneficial. It's something I want to get into. Packaging software has been a great way to get to know the internals of old-style /bin/sh scripting, which has been cool in a grungy kind of way.

Oh, and after tonight, sed is officially my bitch.

So today has been the day of squashing mild-to-huge problems.

  • The major problem with my perl versioning that caused all sorts of wierd errors on manifest. I tracked down and eliminated the rogue version of perl and reinstalled all of my modules. It's working well
  • Fixed the major memory leak in the node automation harness. It was fixed by buffering the DBI calls.
  • Fixed problems on E2 where searching for certain doctypes wouldn't go through.
Ahh it feels good. I also got permission from the author of Mail::Sender to package that and his other applicable modules. This means I can finish satisfying all of the upstream dependancies for Everything. More to do, more to do.

Finished off a new set of tests for E2. Will actually need to do some grunt vision and infrastructure work for Manifest this evening, which is sad, but livable. Will also take that time to do a Red Hat install for doing RPM setups. This is a good thing. I should be learning RPM, in general. It's been a crazy few days in the "gigantic emails" department, but again I'll live.

Next on deck, better man pages. Want to start analyzing .deb packages and to see if I can perhaps write a perl module to interpret them and extract info from them automatically.

Well the deb for maim is done, and the one for ecore needs a pile of work, but I'll be getting to it. I finally mastered the troff wierdness, and there's now a manpage for it. Glad to have that done. Created a little homepage for myself that has the information, and I'll be fixing up the man pages and the everything .deb soon.

Looking currently at RedHat packaging, need to finish the spec for Everything::Message. Currently reading .NET Framework essentials by OReilly. Just ordered the Mastering regular expressions, and the Object Oriented perl book by Conway et al.

Looking forward to reading both of those.

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