Archive for February, 2004

Mozilla Firefox

Fedora.us finally pushed out their Mozilla Firefox rpm last night. I’ve been using it the last few days, and haven’t had any problems with it. Overall, Firefox 0.8 is a pretty sweet release. Here’s hoping though, they won’t have another name change with 0.9.

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Braid Tour

Looks like Braid is gonna go on tour this summer to support the DVD re-release of “Killing A Camera“. Should be pretty cool, hopefully they’ll make it down to Columbus.

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Gnome Fun

I’ve been working on a Gnome application, that uses MySQL to track a comic book collection, for the last few weeks. Overall, it’s been a good experience, though I’ve been reading a ton of documentation for the various bits (Autoconf, Intltool, Glade, etc.) that make it up. I’ve got the basic framework and functionality finished, but now need to add error checking code on input values. I was instant messaging with Spencer this evening, and figured I throw up a screenshot of my progress so far.

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I was previously using Anjuta to write it, but I’ve been banging my head against the limitations of its Makefile management. So, I’ve spent most of the weekend re-writting portions of my code, and creating the corresponding Makefiles from scratch. Not terribly fun, but I’ve learned a ton from it. Looks like Emacs will be my developement environment for the time being (namely how long my patience lasts).

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Bowling For Columbine

Watched Bowling for Columbine this evening. Fairly entertaining documentary. Moore was a little heavy-handed in some of his editing of Charlton Heston‘s speeches during the NRA conventions, but the last interview with Heston was fairly entertaining. Why Heston even allowed himself to be interviewed is beyond me.

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WB Rat-Bastards!

The pin-heads at the WB have gone and cancelled Angel. D’Oh! I’m now down to just Arrested Development, Scrubs, and 24. Hopefully, my TiVO will come up with a decent replacement.

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Pretty Productive Day

Spent most of today working on my Gnome/MySQL project. Finally got to a point where I could mainly write code, and not spend a big chunk of the day looking in the Gtk/Gnome API libraries. In Gtk 2.0, the GtkCList got depreciated, and replaced with the GtkTreeView. So, I spent most of yesterday getting up to speed on how that should be implemented.

Looks like my Gnome-Blog fedora rpm, should be hitting the stable repositories this week. I just need to approve the build binary, and send an announcement out on the fedora-package-announce mailing list.

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Fedora MultiMedia Installation HowTo

For anyone that hasn’t installed Fedora yet, Eric Raymond has written a pretty good HOWTO on getting Multimedia packages installed. Too bad, this wasn’t available 4 months ago when I could have used it more.

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