3 Dec 2001 matt   » (Journeyer)

I've found a good depressant is to go over my old diary entries and see what I thought I could do, and discovered I couldn't, or more likely -- let the thing drop because I have no sense of commitment. ;-)

Ah well. I recently helped bring exUserFolder into Sourceforge CVS with a nice little set of shell scripts I wrote that take a set of old release tarballs and transform them into a repo with each version tagged. It takes a long time to run over my 33.6. Watching it run pointed out a lot of inefficiencies in the way I do things.

What else has been going on? Oh, at work I created something I call the Solaris Packaging System. Essentially, it's similar to OpenBSD ports for Solaris, except it works with tools that are already part of Solaris, GCC: GNU Compiler Collection excepted. I wrote this because I had a collection of shell scripts that did the same thing, except they were totally unmaintainable. :-) I'd like to put this out but am waiting for my boss to talk to company lawyers about whether it's acceptable to do the free software thing or not.

Any advice anyone could give on advocacy here would be nice (and please e-mail; I don't read diaries for replies, generally)... we're not in the software business, we're in the home interior manufacturing business, so a lot of the existing "talking to suits" stuff doesn't apply, really.

Oh well, that's about it. I should do the diary thing again in another half-eon or so.

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