Friday, March 23, 2007

Message Area Redux

In response to my earlier post about the message area, there were several more people that voiced the need for such a widget.

In fact pbor in #gnome-hackers voiced a vision I would support:

<pbor> sadam: actually I'd prefer to have a sexyer widget upstream :)
<pbor> sadam: it's something I wanted to try for a while but really can't find the time
<pbor> sadam: I want a GtkCurtain widget that drops down from the top (or the side) and covers the text *without* pushing it down
* lucasr|afk creates the page
<pbor> sadam: obviously it should drop down with a smooth animation and maybe be even slightly traslucent for the crack-addicts :)
<pbor> sadam: maybe it could be part of the "Make some core GNOME modules sexier" SoC proposed by vuntz

Of course I would be happier with a curtain widget that gave the coder the choice of whether to push the text down or not.

Gedit Message Area

Lucas and Gedit developers,

Is there any interest in pushing the message area widget upstream to gtk or libegg? I've looked at it and would like to make use of it for Seahorse plugins. Three of us probably shouldn't be maintaining our own separate copies of the widget.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Weekend Update

This weekend managed to be fairly productive. Saturday my roommate, Matt, and I tilled our garden and I finished my hops trellis. Sunday we planted the garden and returned our borrowed rototiller. It should only be a matter of time before we are flush with excellent produce. The climate in SC allows for a very long growing season so we'll probably do a replanting this summer to take advantage of the warm fall weather. When my hops rhizomes arrive at the end of the month our garden will be "produce complete".

Sunday night the four of us in the house went to see our friend Holly perform in the Vagina Monologues. We almost didn't get in because of the small theater it was being shown in. The Clemson ladies that performed it did an excellent job and I'd recommend seeing it if you get the chance.

It's good that so much got done this weekend as regatta season for Clemson Crew kicks off next Saturday in Aiken, SC with the Southeastern Regional Collegiate Sprints. In addition to being my first regatta as an assistant coach, I'll be racing the unusually popular Open Men's 1x.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

GNOME Build Bot

I noticed that builds of at least seahorse, gnome-applets, and gnome-power-manager are failing with the following error:
/home/gnomeslave/gnome/work/bin/lib/ undefined reference to `pango_font_description_get_gravity'
/home/gnomeslave/gnome/work/bin/lib/ undefined reference to `pango_layout_get_lines_readonly'
/home/gnomeslave/gnome/work/bin/lib/ undefined reference to `g_thread_gettime'
/home/gnomeslave/gnome/work/bin/lib/ undefined reference to `pango_font_description_set_gravity'
/home/gnomeslave/gnome/work/bin/lib/ undefined reference to `pango_gravity_get_type'

If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know.