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I’m going to organize a release party in Göttingen/Germany. I don’t know so many SUSE-fans or Free Software evangelists in this city, but it will be great to see you there. openSUSE 12.1 Release will be in 4 weeks (November, 16th 2011). So, what is ... [More] release party about? Well… like usual: Linux geeks meet together, speak about features and news in SUSE and Free Software world, drink beer and… of course have a lot of fun Right now I don’t know how many people will come and can’t say more about party (location, time… or something like this). If some of us want to meet together, please contact me (so quick as possible). [Less]
Posted about 11 years ago
So, it was a real pleasure to be a part of the very first LibreOffice conference held in Paris, France. Some of the faces and names were familiar from the old OOo conferences, but the atmosphere of the conference was very different from the OOo ones ... [More] in the past. I have been to the 2007 Barcelona conference and the 2009 Orvieto one, and I have to say, while there were some rough-edges, this is by-far my favorite OOo/LibO conference to date. The only regret I have is that, because I had another international trip (to South Korea) only a week prior to the conference, I felt pretty much exhausted most of the time I was there. But I think I managed to chat with most of the people I needed to chat with during this once-a-year event. I intentionally tried not to hack too much during this conference, mainly because of my travel fatigue, but also because I felt it was more important to see people and talk to them to have a good feel for each other. Working from home, I sometimes miss the human interaction that people who work in the office probably take for granted, so this conference was a perfect place to fulfill that need, to make me feel human again. ;-) (Actually I tried to code a bit during the conference, but apparently my brain wasn’t cooperating at all I decided it probably wasn’t a good idea). Anyway, it was good to see and chat with Markus Mohrhard (moggi), a very active Calc hacker who’s been instrumental in Calc’s filter test development in recent days. We discussed on various topics on Calc development since we work together in that code. Also, Lorent Godard, whom I’ve known many years from the OOo days, but never met face-to-face. And Valek Filippov, who happens to be in the same timezone as I. There aren’t many of us left in this LibreOffice circle, unfortunately. I tried to persuade him into this wonderful world of hacking, but so far he’s successfully fended off my attack. It was also nice to chat with Michael Meeks at length, to clarify the new Calc cell storage structure that he and I discussed previously. Now the concept is very much clear, waiting to be coded. Of course, many other countless hackers I’ve had beer with during the conference week, it was a real pleasure. Now, I got some homework to do based on my interaction with various people during the conference. I will list them up item by item to use as a reminder. Two Calc bugs from Valek. Both are related to this 1C program that pretty much everyone in Russia uses. I’ve already added them to my 3.5 TODO list, so it’s just a matter of finding time to tackle them unless something tricky comes out. Some documentation on how to use the ixion library. Since there were some interests on using ixion to support formula calculations in other applications, I should probably start working on producing documentation on ixion, both on how to build it, and how to use it. I should also create a package for it while I’m at it. Support for temporary cell buffer in the orcus library, to allow converting cell values before passing them to the client code. In some cases we can’t simply push the cell value as-is but convert it first before passing it to the client code. Typical examples are double quotes as a literal quote in CSV, as well as encoded characters (e.g. &) in XML/HTML. This will unfortunately cost us a bit for the allocation of the buffer and copying of the char array, but fortunately we don’t need to do this for all cells. And lots and lots more. All in all, I was glad to be a part of this successful conference. The atmosphere was very much all inclusive and personal, exactly how an open source conference should be. [Less]
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Finally got around to up-loading various slide decks from the LibreOffice conference, and here they are in order (the smaller ones as hybrid PDF+ODFs). Opening keynote with Italo & Florian - the best content is theirs Matus' GSOC ... [More] project On attracting new developers & making hacking fun: The motif is shamelessly borrowed from an Adrian Plass analogy on prayer. LibreOffice On-Line in slideware LibreOffice On-Line as a screencast To save people having to compile it: (webm original) Apology for the big-picture transient planet spam; caught up with Alex Laarson, onto more hacking. Sandy over for lunch. Poked at feature/gtk3 to prep. it for merging, unwinding some rather over-optimistic cross-platform code sharing that will/would probably require an internal freetype. Loved Lionel's Usability image. [Less]
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The OBS git repos have been moved to github.com as announced earlier on build service mailing list. Please read this mail for details.
Posted about 11 years ago
Early last month, we had a GNOME-FR annual general meeting. It was a while since the last GNOME-FR meeting, and it felt good to get things moving forward again! For those who don't know, GNOME-FR is the french-speaking non-profit organization ... [More] (association loi de 1901, to be exact), and while it's not the most active organization, it's quite useful to help organize the GNOME presence at events — usually french-speaking events, but also international events (like FOSDEM, for which GNOME-FR handles the t-shirts and more, since a bootstrapping fund given by the GNOME Foundation a few years ago). We mostly discussed administrative details, like changing bank, relocating GNOME-FR to a new address (thanks to Frédéric Crozat for hosting it until last month, and thanks to Didier Roche for being the new host!), and updating the by-laws. You can go read the minutes (in french, obviously) if you want the details. The real news is that we got a new GNOME-FR board (and new officers, obviosuly): Alexandre Franke (treasurer) Luis Menina (secretary) Baptiste Mille-Mathias (president) Claude Paroz Frédéric Peters Didier Roche (vice-president) They are all people caring very much about GNOME, and it's great to have them in the board! Congratulations! What makes me even more happy about this board is that we have people from Belgium, France and Switzerland: this really reflects the fact that we have people from different countries in the french-speaking community. And arguably, Alexandre could be considered German! ;-) Obviously, this board doesn't have as many tasks to deal with as the other board, but it's nonetheless important to me to know that GNOME-FR is in good hands! And who knows, maybe GNOME-FR will participate again to a bid to host GUADEC or the Desktop Summit in 2013? [Less]
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In case someone wants to get a hold of the slides for my talk during the LibreOffice conference, they are available here (also in PDF). I will write something up about the conference in more detail at later time. For now, I’ll take some time off to ... [More] recover from the several travels I did in the past few weeks, across 3 different timezones that are 17 hours apart in total. So, see you guys later. [Less]
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Actually, the time has long since past when I should have started writing about my work and play. But today, one day after my son’s eleventh birthday, I’m finally creating a wordpress account. Yes, that’s right – I have a son that is eleven and a ... [More] daughter who’s nearly thirteen! That alone should give me plenty to write about. Stay tuned… [Less]
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More mail chew; worked down the blogging backlog, but didn't get to slide up-load (yet). Lunch with Helena & Rose. Filed expenses. Played with EC2 - very impressed by the (low) latency, and performance; much better than the NOMAD rumours had me believe. Worked on admin pieces in the evening.