Xorg 7 r0x

Today i upgraded my xorg to 7.0 and the upgrade was very smooth. I followed Donnie guide and it went awesome without a single break. Now it’s time to all packages maintainers on Gentoo to update their modular dependencies (including me) something i’ll do after the exams.
Great job xorg developers i noticed good improvements over the last release and of course modular is far better imo.

I commited the new cdrecord-prodvd version into portage but it went like i was expected. Looks like Schilly made a mistake on versioning the new release as beta03. He should bump it into a major version instead of adding beta because it will confuse users who want’s to run -prodvd. This issue was fixed on Gentoo Portage by versioning the release as _p03.

I bumped Tango Icon Themes in Portage too and these icons are amazing (i use it on all my machines), if during a month there won’t be any bugs i’ll mark this version (0.6.5) stable.

Another Updates day

About the latest posts on -dev i think we should go forward to implement a wiki on gentoo.org because it will be a good way to post some docs, show project goals, updates about the project and so. Wiki is easy to maintain and it should improve users -> devs communication. Users should be allowed to express their ideas, start new projects and help out the current ones. This could also help about maintaining ideas, share information and help communication between devs too.

Also today i took windowmaker maintainership and committed a patch to fix fullscreen events then i bumped libogg and libvorbis.

And for last… Happy birthday Catarina yesterday was your birthday and your dinner party was great thanks 😉

January always a month full of work

It’s true this month is very difficult to me since i’m at university. It’s the first exams time so I’ll be try to studying all month and see if i can pass all classes. This year i hope it will be so fine like the last year.

About Gentoo i began to work on a media-optical page to add to project desktop with faq’s and issues about this team and start thinking in the future. I hope this year will bring some improvements over the last year as for me i would like to bring a few important applications to portage, fixing bugs, helping as much as i can amd64 herd and starting writing some documentation. I already started to code some Gentoo utilities for portage in C# with mono. I’m loving mono and i would like this year to write an app based on GTK# like a package.keywords gui or something. I’m getting more and more involved in Linux Desktop specially on Gentoo i would like to work to improve this area too.

About the flames on -dev i just want to say something… let’s work to have a better distro, meta-distro or whatever you want to call it and stop talking :). The communication between developers and another developers should be improved to avoid the latest flames and problems you all can see on the mailing lists.

Now I’ll launch a challenge for the community… as many of you know sound herd is currently understaffed i offer the possibility to mentor someone that would like to work on sound herd specially with xmms and the future xmms2 that will be hit portage soon. If you are interested send a mail or come to irc talk to me about this. The candidates should have some knowledge of programming languages, free time and feel excited about this.
Like i said i was working on Gentoo Utils with C#/Mono if anyone wants to help feel free to mail me and lets have fun.