Computers: September 2001 Archives

Impending Betas

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I've been getting the first MacPerl 5.6.1 beta (5.6.1b1) ready. All that's left, really, is documentation and then packaging it all up. There's more bugs, but no show-stoppers for the beta. I want to release Wednesday.

The first Slash 2.2.0 beta (2.1.0) is also almost ready. Basically, we need to upgrade and use Perl and document the procedure and then release it.

Both beta releases are basically ready for production use (slash 2.1.0 will be exactly what is running on Slashdot, and I use the current build of MacPerl 5.6.1 all day long), but will take another month or two to iron things out before a release. I want both released before year's end (slash 2.2.0 should be released long before, I hope).

jjohn said Ben Folds has an album out. I gotta check that out.

Talkin' about Integration

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So I finished up a bunch of changes for perl 5.6.1 and Sarathy integrated them, and now maint-5.6/perl and maint-5.6/macperl are exactly the same (except for the existence of a /macos subdirectory in the latter). I think that is pretty damn cool, yo.

There are only a handful of open bugs and tasks remaining for the beta release. Matthias has one big one (DB backward compatability; he had db_186 working great, but are looking to go back to 185 because Mac OS X uses 185, and so does the old MacPerl) and one with CGI Scripts crashing on ACGI.

I have a few tasks to finish up, but nothing too major. So as soon as Matthias is done, we can get a beta out within a few days (about a month later than planned, which isn't too bad).
Suck it, Trebek! (This is another test.)

this is a test

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Yay, baby, a test. Awwwwww yeah. You know what time it is.

Goings On

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Well, some evil people attacked the U.S. The U.S. will do whatever it has to in the name of self-defense. This is good.

Some people are mad at the U.S. -- the most benevolent world power in the history of the world -- for doing bad things that "made" people do this. The U.S. has done far more good than bad in this world, and I am quite sick of people jumping on our throat when someone knocks us down. Those people are jerks whom I have no use for.

I found out this evening that my TiVo recorded several episodes of Space Ghost Coast to Coast and The Brak Show. I am very pleased with this.

Tuesday was a very interesting day for Slashdot. We apparently had over 3 million page views in the 24 hours following the beginning of the evil. We'd never hit 2 million before. The next 24 hours saw over 2 million. Three of the stories on the evil are in the top 10 most active stories of all time on Slashdot. It was a lot of work to keep Slashdot running this week, and we did a pretty good job of it. Could've done better, but it helped identify a lot of little problems with the code. Good.

As there are no sports and his wife is on holiday, Matthias has extra time to work on MacPerl. Thomas Wegner has done some great work, as usual, on Shuck and some other things. I hope to get some work done this weekend on MacPerl.


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MacPerl Installer

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I finally have an installer license! It is good for one year, which means it expires from when it was first issued, in April 2002. Yummy. :-)

The problem was I mistyped my email address the first time; I realized it immediately and wrote to them asking them to fix it. But apparently that never happened, as they still had the wrong email address in the records. Hopefully this is not a problem in the future when I need to do new releases etc.
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