|Hey hey hey!
||[Apr. 22nd, 2007|06:22 pm]
Busy busy busy, what else is new right? Well a few weeks ago we finally went public with the Gaim->Pidgin stuff. It's so relaxing to be finally rid of that AOL garbage.|
Because of the name change, we did most of our updates to Guifications2.x and the plugin pack in private in our new monotone setup. So there wasn't a whole lot to do after the announcement. Although I'm still cleaning up parts of the build system for the plugin pack. One of those cleanups are basic stats about the build of the plugin pack. Namely, how many plugins there are, how many are incomplete, how many build by default, and how many for each ui.
For Guifications2, I'm still looking for someone to make us a new default theme. Although I've been considering having people vote on the theme pack, whenever we get back to it, for one to become the new default.
On the Guifications3 front, I've slowly been making progress like always. Last weekend I gave John Bailey (rekkanoryo10000) a basic online tutorial about the GType system and how it's used in GF3.
On the Pidgin front, I'm mentoring for SoC again. My student this year is Eoin Coffey who is working on the mono loader. Anyone who knows the history of the mono loader knows how ironic this all is. Eoin applied for the mono loader in SoC 2005. Unfortunately another application was chosen instead. By the end of SoC 2005, the student that was chosen didn't have any work done, and Eoin offered up his preliminary work on the loader to be included into Gaim at the time. I jumped into get it into cvs (at the time), and we've both slowly been working on it. But now, this year, he gets to finish what he started two years ago, awesome! Right now most of the developements on the mono loader can be tracked on the Pidgin Developers wiki at http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/MonoLoader.
I also recently picked up a Tux Droid. I'm some what disappointed with the current way of communicating with the droid, and have started rewriting the daemon as a D-Bus app. Unfortunately, I need to talk to the wireless dongle through raw USB, which means I get to learn libusb. Needless to say this is going to be an interesting project.
I think that about brings everyone up to speed on the state of things since my last post.