Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Welcome to the Real World

The other night I went out with some friends and decided to wear a new-awesome-incredible T-Shirt I have. Luckily there was some paparazzi around who could register everything:

Thanks miguel!!!

In the monodoc camp there are little steps going on. First, and thanks to Rafael Ferreira, we have printing support now. The printing is performed by the GtkHTML widget even when using gecko, since gecko-sharp doesn't support printing by now; that means the printed documentation won't be so sexy as the rendered one (just substitute sexy with CSS-enabled). But, hey, it will be updated when gecko gets improved.

Other recent addition is that you don't have to create the indexes using a command-line option anymore (the search and the normal index) because monodoc handles it with a nice and simple GUI addition. However, the indexes created from inside the browser will be only accesible to that user, since there are created in the config folder. To try this, download a fresh SVN version of monodoc and mono-tools, remove from the monodoc directory the file monodoc.index and the directory search_index and start monodoc.

There is also an interesting conversation in the monodoc mailing list about whether it would be positive or negative for contributors the integration in the monodoc browser of the msdn-browser from Ben Maurer. What do you think?

The other day I was at the Beagle hack-fest in IRC. I had a lot of fun, special thanks goes to Lukas for organizing everything. At the end, I contributed with the first version (so far) of the search sidebar. At least it is more or less what Garret drawed.

Aside from Mono, I finished my degree and now, in the Real World, I'm looking for a job. I would love getting some response from these guys; meanwhile, I will be sending my CV everywhere. Do you need a Telecommunications Engineer?

Just an advice to finish the post. The other day I went to see Mayumana. If they go near to you, don't miss them. Is one of the most awesome things I've seen in the last months.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

SOC ends

The SOC is over. The dialog wasn't finally added to Monodoc. However, there is the list of contributions at the home page and a new "Restore" button next to "save" and "close" buttons, that lets you delete your contribution and restore the old text.

Also, the Monodoc search patch is waiting approval at the mailing list. Just for the curious, here is an screenshot:

At the end I wasn't able to finish all the desired features like Comments or downloading new documentation. However, I plan to continue contributing, so they will come, sooner or later. I don't know yet how many free time I will have, but I'm sure I will find some to work with mono.

After reading lluis post I decided to play a little bit with Inkscape and, then, I realized why I spend more time programming than designing:

well, at least, the guys at seem happy with the logo I made for them.