Following Michael Cummings a.k.a. mcummings blog i feel that i should express that i have a dream too of making this project better than the others. Currently i found that i dream about Gentoo to have one of the best xmms support available. Thanks to the previous developers that worked on xmms in Gentoo and now i’m working on it to make it best for all Gentoo Users. And of course following the previous post i want to say Gentoo have the best XMMS packages out there.
As for amd64 i can say almost the same about Gentoo/AMD64 is one of the best projects for x86_64 available and a dreamed about this too. After talking with a couple of friends i found that we support much more features and we have a fully stable system for our Users instead of a unstable, poor documentation and no support for 32bits apps. I don’t say that the other projects aren’t good but i say at least that our project is one of the best projects out there. All this stuff are dreams come true.
We have a big community that help us and developers that give all they know to improve Gentoo.
Let’s all follow this dream of making our project the best out there for every user.
On Gentoo XMMS still needs love and today i gave XMMS a little love.
I closed a few bugs related to plugins and i added a new package called xmms-speex. So every speex users can from now on use XMMS to play their favorit songs on Gentoo. Of course i had to build a patch for adding -fPIC to the Makefile so it can be able to run on amd64.
After this i tested again the new gentoo-patches for xmms incluing three new patches and i’m pretty sure it will hit portage next week.
I saw a nice skin for xmms maybe i will add it to xmms-themes package too. Thank you Lila devs.
About AMD64 i closed and tested a few more packages this week and fix one package to be able to build with multilib-strict. But there are a few packages that still need multilib-strict love.
My November Screenshot
Friday night i went to the cinema to watch doom yeah the movie. Well it’s not a great piece of art but i like it specialy the last 15min. of the film it seemed to me that i was playing in my home. Actually i found the movie very close to the games that’s good because the entire movie was based in the games.
Today i re-installed doom3 on my machine. Nothing more easier then “emerge doom3” then copy the pak files available on the cd’s then run doom. My AMD64 with my loved geforce 6800 GT performed great like i used to.
Tomorrow i will show to my computional physics teacher my laptop powered by Gentoo Linux 2005.1 to work with octave/matlab and ifc(Intel Fortran Compiler) he is very curious about my system. I Hope he will be impressed(again) with the power of Linux for science development. Of course he will see gnome 2.12 in action… i will post a screenshot of my laptop soon.