GNU Xnee in maemo.org

Got a note from Jeremiah Foster that Xnee is now available on the maemo device.

Read more:

http://maemo.org/development/tools/doc/diablo/xnee/

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RECORD extension malfunctions, Xnee too

There seems to be an issue with the RECORD extension in Xorg.

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3722

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20500

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21971

http://www.sandklef.com/hesa/index.php/2009/04/28/gnu-xnee-303-ready-is-xorg-version-160/

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/315456

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/379432

I will do my best to find a workaround for Xnee (the one I came up with yesterday didn’t work that well 😉  )  and also focus on solving the problem in X.

GNU Xnee: kiss

Keep It Simple Stupid!

How many time do we have to repeat that to learn?

It’s possible to write scripts using some GNU Xnee bash functions to fake user input. To speed up things (don’t pre optimise!!!) I’ve tested launching one one instance of cnee and use a fifo or tail -f to write to that instance. The solution has been buggy to say the least.

A while ago, I got yabr (yet another bug report). This time I decided to be a bit bolder and perhaps remove old code. So right now when diving down into the report I remove all the fancy fifo and file/tail -f stuff and start a new cnee process for every xnee function the user calls. Guess what, it works better. Smoothly. …. and not consuming that much CPU.

real     0m0.047s
user    0m0.012s
sys     0m0.004s

So again, the kiss principe proves to be a good one.

Lenny release party Feb 18 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Jeremiah Foster just invited to a release party for Debian Lenny.

Cut paste from his blog post:

A bunch O people are planning to gather in Göteborg to celebrate the planned release of Lenny, otherwise known as debian GNU/Linux 5.0. Even if debian does not release Lenny as scheduled, we are having the party anyway! The target release date is the 14th but our party is on the 18th, here are the details;

Lenny Release Party on Wednesday the 18th of February
Delirium Café
Kronhusgatan 2B
411 13 Göteborg
Tel. 031-13 60 70

See you there 🙂