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Name: Josh Lucas
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While I'm still in my infancy in terms of open source software, I now work for quite a cool company which truly believes in it, CollabNet.

My current role is that of Release Engineer.

I have contributed code to various projects including Jetspeed, Turbine and Ant.

Feel free to drop me a line at lucas at collab dot net


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I leave Tuesday for two weeks of vacation. Of course I am bringing my laptop since work would freak if I didn't. Or at least that's what I'm telling myself..

We are headed to Marquette, MI where my in-laws spend their summers. It's the third straight year we've gone and it's really an enjoyable time. I wonder if kbreit will be back in town yet..


It's been a bit since I've looked at Jericho's code. I checked it out CVS tonight and hopefully I'll jumpstart the project..


A couple of weeks ago, two Thinkpads died on me in the span of 8 days. Needless to say, I wasn't happy so I asked for approval to get an iBook. I have been very pleased with OS X so far. I am running X on X though since I couldn't stand the and I liked using Gaim as opposed to the 'native' AIM app..
So I'm writing this little app which currently grabs the xml feed from and displays it. You can open the url or add the blog to your favorites. It's really simple but it's giving me a chance to develop something for GNOME 2 so I'm learning lots of stuff.

I'm contemplating writing up a little HOW-TO about it. I've found various pieces of info scattered around GNOMEworld and it would probably be helpful to have some sort of central place for links and examples.

Though the one issue I am having is trying to get the async gnome-vfs stuff working. It just hangs without much info. I've posted some debugging to the mailing list but no one has answered yet.


Louie from Ximian sent out a couple of links for the bugs in the next few releases. I'm hoping to take a crack at a couple over the rest of the weekend. Helping out with GNOME has helped me deal with various frustrations at work.


Speaking of work, it actually has been a few good weeks as I'm helping with re-working our build system and our application structure. I've rewritten an ugly shell script which checked out our code into the proper places into a nice, clean (at least I think so) Python script. Hopefully it is much easier to extend and maintain.

Next up is the automatic creation of rpms and Solaris pkgs.

Not a good day to live in LA... First the shooting at the airport then a small plane crashes into a park. I have had picnics in that park...

I've been trying to write a little Gtk app the past couple of days. It's going fairly well but I'm still far away from even thinking of releasing it to the world. One reason is that I really like to tinker with things and test various options/flags inside of the code. It takes me longer to finish things because of that.

I've also been making my way through the Gnome-VFS code. There's a lot there but hopefully soon I can start sending in some patches. I'm currently working on adding authentication support for the FTP module. We'll see how that goes..


The last couple of days have been filled with multiple hour conference calls. It's amazing how much that can drain you.

I fought with rpm on Solaris today but I think I won this battle. The war of course is still being fought..

World Cup

Because I tend to stay up late, I've been watching a lot of the coverage. I'm really enjoying it so far.
World Cup
I stayed up to watch the U.S.'s first game and so far, it's incredible.. 3-1 at the half..

Now, I just hope I can stay up to watch the Germany/Ireland match.


I've been working on some 'next-generation' stuff lately. Most of it has been in Python. It's really cool to have someone like gstein to review your code and ideas..


I've been using GNOME2 for the past month or so and it is really rocking. I've been able to put a couple of patches into Bugzilla, hopefully I can help more as I get more comfortable re-learning C and figuring out the various libs.

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