status: week ending 12/25/2007

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 It's likely this is out of date and not representative.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.

Figured I'd send this out early because I'm not going to get anything more accomplished.

I spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • triaging old bugs

  • continuing to clean up comment spam left over from when our bug system was managed by Trac

  • fixing my Windows build environment problem (bug 9327)

  • fixing the problem with Miro on Windows in the 1.0 branch (bug 9363)

  • checked in a fix from a downstream reported problem where Miro on GTKX11 doesn't honor the --xine-driver option (bug 9373, r5897, r5898)

  • started making adjustments to our build scripts to allow us to tag with "Miro-1.1" instead of "Democracy-Player-With-White-Wine-Sauce-1.1" which is too long and I'm sick of typing it ;)

  • set up a pbuilder environment for testing Ubuntu/Debian packages and continuing to make our packages better

That about covers the last three days. pbuilder is really cool, but takes forever to run because it's building a fresh environment in which ti build everything and it does that by downloading and installing all the packages each iteration. It's definitely a good idea to do this, though, as it'll increase the confidence in our Ubuntu/Debian packaging and potentially fix outstanding issues.

I'm doing a whirlwind tour of family visiting over the next few days, then going down to Louisiana on a service trip to rebuild houses. I'll be back online January 1st.

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