Anjuta progress

I’ve posted to the Anjuta development list, looking to get a number of the outstanding bugs assigned to friendly volunteers. 24 open bugs is really quite a few.

Started looking into a couple of them. I’ve struck up a conversation with one bug reporter about the preferences not working – weird, since it all works fine on my system.

Additionally, I’ve joined and posted to the Scintilla mailing list appealing for help with some of the “Scintilla” bug reports.

Submitted my first CVS commit the other day, and that seemed to go fine. I’m sure there will be more to come.

The Balsa team need to sort out their product. The documentation build fails on RH7.1, so I’ve posted the resolution to the mailing list. The current build, 1.2pre3, ALWAYS reports an error when checking the mail – big problem. There are quite a few problems, really. I downloaded Evolution the other day, and if it was not such an effort to move my mail across to that (after migrating to Balsa from Netscape) I would probably do it straight away :-/ oh yeah, and Evolution doesn’t seem to cope with importing GnomeCard addresses, either…

I though about getting more involved looking at the Solaris port of Anjuta. Unfortunately I don’t currently have any access to Solaris equipment – perhaps I should approach Sun 8-D

Last day at work this week. Then I just need to move house, and start the new job… guess I will be busy!

Back online

Phew.

I’ve got the new server built. There are still a LOT of problems:

– I’ve changed mailer from Netscape to Balsa, so I have to get comfortable with it. I’ve also lost 1 month of e-mail. Balsa only supports filtering via procmail, so I need to learn that, too.

– RH 7.1 / Linux 2.4 have completely changed the way IP forwarding / masquerading works. Lots of learning to do.

– there doesn’t appear to be an /etc/ppp/ip-up.local script any more for enabling fetchmail, sendmail, news etc.. So I need to do that by hand for the moment.

On the plus side, I now have GNOME CVS access, so I should be able to handle Anjuta patches more rapidly.

I’d like to solve some of the Solaris problems that people are reporting. My new job should bring me into contact with Solaris, but I’m not sure how much…

Hopefully I’m now back to making useful contributions to these projects.