Trudging Ahead

After spending some deal of time researching how mimetype/file associations are handled, I’ve managed to figure out how gnome and kde handle themselves. While GNOME and KDE have good user documentation, this type of thing is sadly missing. There is little documentation for packagers and distribution maintainers. I guess they expect us to be reading and contributing to the code. In any case, the good news is sometime in the future versions of Specifix the Gnome/KDE file association bug fixed.

Now that particular mole has been whacked, I’ve turned my attention to packaging other important packages. Namely, right now, xfce and scons, as well as updating KDE to the latest version. In other news, I got conary running on ppc, now all that remains is rebuilding everything for ppclinux. I’ve decided that my laptop needs reloaded with something more like Specifix first, I’ll probably go with Yellowdog or some similar.

In something non-Specifix related, I recently got a digital camera thanks to JForbes, which means…. puppy pictures. Check out my main page to see. I also have now completely revamped my website, to make it a bit more friendly for editing..

Finally got my own weblog

This time I’m doing things right, that means among other things, using real software to do the webloging thing. I started this mostly to appease several people that would like to see how I’m doing from time to time. Also, I’ve started this so people can keep tabs on my work on Specifix Linux, specifically the state of the KDE packages – my nemesis!

So, what have I been up to you ask? First, trying to get a new job. I desperately need one that lets me work more than 10 hours a week. Even a second job that let’s me work a couple hours a week would be great right now. As I’m sure most college students know, things can get very hairy when you’re going to school, trying to maintain a car, etc…

In other news, I got a puppy! He’s more than a little active. He’s a beagle and everyone that has met him thinks he’s cute as a button.

Other things: I’m working on yet another SCons tutorial, and polishing up several SDL tutorials, and checking them all for errors. So keep your eyes pealed.