status: week ending 10/2/2007

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I didn't get a whole lot checked in over the last week.

I put Planet Miro together. I've been toying with a timeline script for Bugzilla which is now partially working (but on my local machine). I'm trying to figure out how to keep the script and related templates separate but a part of the Bugzilla code so that if/when we upgrade Bugzilla, we don't have to spend time extracting the changes I've been making and re-do them. I haven't come up with any good answers, though. I'm thinking I may just check a bunch of files into SVN with a big README on how to apply them to Bugzilla and which files go where. This is a big paragraph, but I only spent maybe 3 or 4 hours on Bugzilla stuff.

In Mediabar land, I added the code for adding and editing helper program information. It still needs some code for verifying the data that the user entered and there are a few other FIXMEs for things that need to be finished off. But for the most part, users can add, edit, and delete helper programs and assign them to the various media types and that all works now.

I've spent a majority of my time working on re-architecting the extension to be tab-friendly--mostly learning how all the XUL pieces fit together. I think I need another day or two to finish my research, then I'll do the re-architecture. I started writing up a specification, but my ideas and understanding of what's going on is changing too quickly to make that worth-while at this stage. I'll finish the specification up in a couple of days.

Neil has been moving along with other bug fixes, so we've been getting things done even though the project is waiting on the tab-friendly re-architecture code changes.

In Miro land, I did a pass at updating the miro.1 man file and I think that's about it. Chris took some of the bugs I was sitting on and fixed them. I want to spend some time to finish the other ones off since they're worth fixing.

Also, there was a guy on #miro-hackers last week named, but I forget his name. He was asking whether we want help with our Windows platform. I had to leave, though, and I haven't seen him online since.

Overall, it's been a week of spinning my wheels wishing I had a lot more prior experience with JavaScript and XUL.

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