October should be smooth ride

This month I will be quite a lot offline, because I plan to spend my weekends crawling various caves -> no computer -> no big updates expect those I do when I get home from work. I bet you guys will live with it somehow :)


Thanks to help from Robert Trace and Matěj Laitl I hope that we will improve the documentation enough to have it in shipping quality at end of the month (but it is mostly them doing the work, not me, so they will deserve the credit)

I also added the xml file to my git overlay so anyone can easily write simple patches against it.


At 25 the new version of weechat 0.3.6 will be released.
Why I bother myself to write about it? This version finally supports mouse events, so you can clicky in that ncurses interface, which I was really looking forward to.

libreoffice 3.5

This part is probably getting boring for all of ya :) but never the less I am now updating configure to trim down required arguments for us, so we can make the ebuild even smaller.

Last weekend new cims library was added, as optional dependency handled by cims useflag. I now wonder if I could make cups useflag optional, because I don’t have printer so it is not usable for me (but it is just long shot and it might not be possible).

Also last time I forgot to mention one interesting thing, the custom-cflags option was removed from live ebuild, this allow you to throw in your insane CFLAGS and the suite should not break that much, but beware that if you find breakage you are supposed to fix it for now :P

For some automated tests that I will need to run and you can help just try simply various useflag combinations and report issues if you find some. Currently the master branch should be even buildable and if not just drop by on irc.

Some nice numbers:
-rw-r--r-- 1 scarabeus scarabeus 19K 30. zář 12.09 libreoffice-
-rw-r--r-- 1 scarabeus scarabeus 15K 5. říj 2011 libreoffice-9999-r1.ebuild
scarabeus@arcarius: ~/gentoo/gentoo-x86/app-office/libreoffice $ diff libreoffice-3.4.9999-r1.ebuild libreoffice-9999-r1.ebuild |wc -l

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4 Responses to October should be smooth ride

  1. AzP says:

    My big problem with Grub2 is that I can’t get Windows 7 (32 bit) to boot from it. Right now I’m using my Bios boot menu, as a work-around, until I’m able to fix it.

    Perhaps you can lend a hand at http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-894344-highlight-.html?

    Update: edited by scarabeus to make the link clickable

  2. Richard says:

    Why do we need GRUB 2? Why not just patch GRUB to support EFI can call it a day?

    • scarabeus says:

      Well some people prefer to use grub2 as it has even more features like the direct lvm support, etc., etc.

      Also quite few distros provide grub2 now as default so we should at least provide it as another alternative.

      Also FWIW the efi support for grub1 is in works somewhere.

    • Lasse says:

      Why don’t we all just switch to Fedora and call it a day?
      Some people might be in need of features that come with Grub2, stop being so self centered. Personally i still use legacy