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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.

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.

Advogato post for 2000-01-28 15:19:27

Feedback for KRN 0.6.9 has been good so far.

There is a prob­lem with it not build­ing on Man­drake, ap­par­ent­ly for dome RT­TI prob­lem, but I will just put out a 0.6.10 when its fixed.

Fixed some bugs, in­clud­ing a nasty one in thread­ing, and start­ed do­ing some cool­er stuff, like mul­ti­ple views, which is re­al­ly neat. Or will be, when it works ;-)

Any­way, I think I can put a 0.6.10 with all func­tion­al­i­ty of a 0.7.0 out for test­ing in a week or so.

Advogato post for 2000-01-27 00:02:49

I once read that paintings are never finished, just abandoned.

Well, soft­ware is like that, ex­cept you can keep work­ing on it af­ter you aban­don^H^H^H^H^Hre­lease it.

Why am I say­ing this? Be­cause I bit the bul­let and re­leased KRN 0.6.9. It has some glar­ing bugs (like, progress re­port­ing does­n't work much), but then again, 0.6.0 had many more.

Any­way, it is us­able, and it shows some of the cool­er stuff I've been do­ing, al­though most of it is not vis­i­ble for a us­er yet.

And be­sides, I was start­ing to be stressed about just fix­ing things ;-)

Advogato post for 2000-01-25 23:46:34

So, no KRN release today. I decided some stuff just has to go in, so I'd rather write it.

Added lots of ways to do things that are im­ple­ment­ed but were not ac­ces­si­ble from the GUI, like "un­lock all ar­ti­cles that are tagged" and such. These are cheap fea­tures, since most are just a menu en­try and a con­nec­t().

Made mouse clicks con­fig­ure­able. Want right click to down­load? Or dou­ble click to open? Or left click to tag? But if you are on­line you shift them all to the left? Done.

So, not too much code, but lots of fea­tures that help us­abil­i­ty (I hope ;-)

Al­so fin­ished the fan­cy group search di­a­log. Now that means I have to do a sim­i­lar one for ar­ti­cles, of course.

Any­way, it is fun. I had not cod­ed so con­sis­tent­ly in quite a while, and I'm pro­duc­ing fair­ly good code, so it's a good time.


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