I’ve got finals Monday and Tuesday in biochemistry and biophysics, respectively, neither of which I’m prepared for. Please God help me.
Gentoo desperately needs people familiar with XKB and with fonts (particularly encodings), as well as NLS in relation to X. If you’re interested, drop me a line.
Updated Gentoo’s Xorg again. Fixed some problems with keyboard, another libGL segfault, updated the Xpm fixes so GIMP will work again, and added a patch to fix xmodmap overflows. Nabbed all the patches from upstream.
In major development-side news, I started actually documenting what each patch does in a DESCRIPTIONS file. If anyone would like to help, please send me a diff to the one in the latest patch tarball.
I think the latest monstrosity’s almost ready to unleash on the “testing” users. It migrates everything in /usr/X11R6/lib to /usr/lib. This breaks some packages with configure scripts that fail to consider that X libraries could be in the default location, so they don’t need to -Lanything. They proceed to -L’nothing’ and die. But we need more testers to figure out exactly which packages have this problem.
There’s a ridiculous tree of backwards-compatibility symlinks developing — I need to see what I can do about reducing their number in the near future.
In a few spare minutes, I wrote an ebuild for C3 — the Cluster Command and Control tool suite. It’s a real popular toolkit for administering clusters. Next on the list is improving our support for Ganglia, a popular cluster monitor.