2000-02-22 16:32

Advogato post for 2000-02-22 16:32:02

Since yesterday KRN can read news again :-)

I ported the group list to QListView, and now it can be more hyerarchical, not to mention that because of the changes to the factory pattern, it can now be extended to non-nntp stuff easily.

2000-02-20 02:24

Advogato post for 2000-02-20 02:24:03

Finally got some work done on KRN, after quite a few days. I was busy with other things, but the massive positive feedback I've got for 0.6.9 and 11 kinda push me to work in it.

I am almost done with the generalization of the data classes, which should be useful to help KRN read things like mbox folders (yes, people should not use those :-P)

After that, I'll retrofit the Pth stuff I had on newkrn, which will then become a completely empty shell of its old self :-)

2000-02-18 01:05

Advogato post for 2000-02-18 01:05:37

Zope is an amazing thing. I'm doing tool research for the DB contract mentioned below, and Zope is so far ahead of the rest it's not funny.

I used to do CGI-based web-db stuff. It was ok.

Then I started doing mod_php3 based web-db stuff. That was nice.

Zope based web-db stuff is just like sunday :-)

2000-02-16 19:56

Advogato post for 2000-02-16 19:56:57

Another day, another contract. Looks like we will win the DB contract, thanks mainly to being able to do it cheaply, since we would use existing hardware and already bought software licenses, while the competition proposes using NT (which the guys don't own), MS SQL (which they have to buy) , and a large PC (which they have few, so have to buy).

Since that makes their solution twice as expensive as ours, I guess we win ;-)

Then, a nice teaching contract, a network study contract, and even small repair-my-computer-in-five-minutes-and-I-ll-pay-you-$20 gigs.

I wonder what all these people were doing last month, when I had to go negative on my bank account (but no, I'm not complaining :-)

2000-02-15 20:41

Advogato post for 2000-02-15 20:41:28

Long time, no entry!

Anyway, I'm doing the big redesign of KRN, now with all sort of by-the-book object-orientedness, which should make KRN easier to extend, more stable, and all those things.

Still no news on the Brazil job, but I don't care much anymore. I have almost guaranteed a sysadmin job near here, and a contract work for a largish DB system, so money should not be an issue for another year or so.

In the personal front... good times :-)

2000-02-10 00:10

Advogato post for 2000-02-10 00:10:58

Moved all KRN development into SourceForge.

Also, I've been informed that there is a mountain called Krn in eastern europe, so that convinced me to do a (lame) page redesign, so that such a fact is more widely known.

BTW: there is also a Krn lake, right next to the mountain :-)

So, now Krn has a new home page and bug report systems, web based forums, public CVS access, download pages, patch manager, actual daily backups, and all sorts of neat things.

Thanks SourceForge people, your setup is way nice!

Except because I have to relogin every three pages or so, for some reason, but that's minor.

Of course all this infrastructure work didn't leave any time to actually CODING but hey, life ain't perfect.

2000-02-09 01:46

Advogato post for 2000-02-09 01:46:16

I took a couple of days off programming, and today I got back into it. I am doing some nifty stuff with mrtg. It's amazing how many different things you can graph with some thought. Today I added "number of requests off the web proxy" and "mails processed by qmail (incoming and outgoing separate)". Quite nifty to find unusual situations.

On the free software side of things, KRN is right now in a shape that would make it a credible 0.6.10, but I think I will add some extra things.

The find article dialog is done, and article threading is now as close to perfect as I can understand, so that's two things less to care about.

I am starting to write a short essay, that I may propose to publish in advogato. It's a bit inflammatory, but in a good way.

Anxiously waiting news from the Brazil job. My petition was supposed to be read today, so I may have news tomorrow...

2000-02-05 23:48

Advogato post for 2000-02-05 23:48:52

Bugfixing is sisiphean (the english spelling is probably wrong).

Anyway, it's like the greek dude that pushed the rock uphill ;-)

I am very close to KRN 0.6.10. The multiple views work, but of course they are not very accessible from anywhere. KRN is a lot more stable than in 0.6.9, which was not too bad.

And the article find dialog is almost done. So the only really broken thing left after that would be progress reporting, which would make it a good moment for 0.6.10.

If I can push myself to do it, of course.

2000-02-05 00:10

Advogato post for 2000-02-05 00:10:27

A whole stream of bugfixes in KRN. I redid all the action processing in the articles dialog so that it now is a lot simpler/faster/nicer/lower in monoinsaturated fats.

That made it easy to make it a bit more MVC-like (read design patterns :-) which allows for nice things like having multiple views of a newsgroup.

I have heard Agent does something like that, so it may make some people happy, too.

And of course, once I can have multiple views of articles that sync with each other (say, mark read an article in a group, and it instantly changes in another), I can implement the new fancier article search dialog.

Which then leads to the release of 0.6.10. If I can abstain from implementing multithreadedness, that is.

Yikes, I am in a sort of coding frenzy, I can't hold back from adding stuff. I had forgotten the feeling, after these last couple of years of lazyness.

2000-02-01 16:44

Advogato post for 2000-02-01 16:44:41

For once, I did not code any free software these days, but rather in-house thingies.

Actually, a rather nice web interface to a collection of free things (Big Brother, MRTG, scotty, mostly), so that a regular operator can operate and examine our RMON probes and routers, and a system for traps/alarms triggered over individual services.

It really ended looking nice.

Other than that, there's a chance I might be moving to Brazil for two years for a job. Scary stuff (moving, not the job). Another country, another language, another job.

Good money, though, and the task is interesting.

So, resume updating time.

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