Time goes by
In what I choose to view as an homage to my purity of essence Christian reminded me today that I’ve been doing this GNOME thing for a frighteningly long time. I wonder what the next decade will bring.
A pictoral tribute to Joe for 7 years of hard work
Two by Two
I released F-Spot 0.2.2 today. It’s better than ever so drop everything and give it a whirl.
So much has been happening the world of F-Spot that I won’t try to cover everything now. I do however want to touch on a few highlights. Most visibly, the work Gabriel Burt has been doing on a new query interface has finally become part of F-Spot. You can find a good description of the new interface at his blog and if you were lucky enough to be at the Boston summit you may have seen his demo. The new interface is major improvement over the old but expect several revisions as we try to streamline and polish it.
The query interface is hardly the only thing new in 0.2.2, Stephane has been fixing so many problems large and small that it is hard to keep up with him. This includes doing the work to move F-Spot to the new managed dbus-sharp bindings. So if you were having dbus related problems before it would be a good time to try things out again. Of course if you start having problems please speak up.
That’s all I have time to cover for now but there is much more I’ll go over in the future. Until then enjoy the new release and a little bit of fall.
Robert finally annouced his new position. Are you ready?
Red letter day
This is the best news I’ve heard in a while. It’s very nice to have F-Spot and the other mono apps gain new users and see the gnome desktop move a little closer to a shared vision. On a personal level it also feels good when you can convince yourself that your vote counts.
I’d like to share a snippet from a Christmas present I got this year.
Before long the chain broke; then the motorcycle ran out of gas. Ewing abandoned the bike, hopped a freight train, and fell in with two hoboes. The trio was discovered by a brakeman, who intended to rob Ewing of his money and watch. Ewing with persuasive-but true-story about being a poor college student, talked the man into returning the cash and timepiece.
The ordeal was no over, however. Eventually the hoboes attacked Ewing. Desipite being hit by a blackjack, he feigned insanity long enough to get away-but not without a chase. The attackers lost track of him as he hid in a churchyard.
The story is about my grandfather’s brother (my great uncle) and the book the book was given to me by my brother John. In an unrelated but not entirely unforeseeable turn of events I also gave John a book about hobos this Christmas. I guess we know each other pretty well.
I've moved my log to the Primates site so that I can include images and have a little more control over formating.
Evolution work went very slowly this week. Fixing bugs can be fun when you can isolate them easily, I couldn't. In the process of trying to isolate those bugs I found and filed all sorts of nasty new bugs. There is a lot of work to do for the 2.0 release.
Late in the evenings I spent some time reading F-Spot code and adding things that occured to me along the way. You can now actually add and remove tags from images with the UI which means people can finally play with the treeview filtering stuff and see it in action. In the process I fixed a few bugs and sped up the icon view redraw a little. So many fun things to hack on.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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