1 Sep 2004 mallum   » (Master)

Thought it was about time I posted a diary entry with some of the newer stuff I've been hacking on in the last few months.

DidiWiki is a tiny (25k) self contained simple wiki engine. It has its own webserver and is written in c. Its pretty useful it you want something for keeping notes etc thats sharable between machines and is very simple to setup ( just compile and run, theres no deps other than a libc ).

Yesterday I committed some new kdrive stuff into freedesktop. kdrive now does XRECORD which is needed for things like Xnee ( useful for automated testing ). More interestingly I also committed a new kdrive backend - Xephyr. It basically uses a window on a host X server as its framebuffer. kind of like xnest but with support for modern extensions like randr, composite etc. Heres a quite large screenshot of lots of Xephyr's in action.

Matchbox work recently has been mainly small fixes and minor new features as I try and get things super nice for nearing 1.0 release. One new thing I wrote is matchbox-nest which provides a definable graphical ( with working buttons! ) background around Xnest ( or Xephyr ) - its basically a cheap handheld or whatever device 'simulator'. screenshot and Source.

Picked up the pony from the mechanics today - no more annoying gearstick rattle - but will it get me to France this weekend ?

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