Being only one post away from breaking my "most posts in a month record" and somewhat making up for the dearth is posting last month, I present to you "Taming the Tiger!". Er, Leopard that is.
This January, God willing and KDE E.V. paying, I'll be in Jamaica for the 1st (hopefully) annual Camp KDE conference. Camp KDE spun out of the KDE 4.0 release event which took place in Mountain View, Cali at Google's place. Legend has it the organizers of the event realized that there were a lot of people who weren't going to the akademies in Europe because they a) couldn't afford it b) had other engangements at that time. I can relate to both points as I was always either in school whenever they had akademy (scheduled too close to end of semester/exam season) or couldn't afford to go.
Just realized that I can go directly to a folder in the Finder by typing [Command]+[Shift]+G. This makes my file browsing experience complete. Now I can open hidden folders without needing to use
open /path/to/hidden/.directory in Terminal.app.
Thanks to the Daring Fireball feed which took me to this little gem.
When last we spoke I left on a rather uncertain note.
But will it work... I asked. The immediate answer to that query was
No. It will not. Being far too persistent with these things I kept on working until the answer was
Yes. I have defeated you, vile beast. Yes, dramatic. I know.
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response towards the Amarok 2 packages for Leopard (10.5-intel) (i.e. no one was complaining about how much they sucked) I decided to take a stab at doing universal builds for Tiger (10.4). What would be good about these packages is that they would work for individuals with both powerpc and intel macs. They would also work for users with 10.4 or 10.5 installed, so being able to create them would be a win, win, win, win situation. Kill 4 birds with one stone if you will.
This is a story all about how my life didn't get twist-turned upside down. And I'd like to take some minutes to sit right here, tell you how I became the king of this Apple macbook air.
Kidding! I just didn't want to use "here" to rhyme with "here". That's so unoriginal (if technically correct). So what am I ranting about today while eating my Ichiban? Read on.
I remember when I was in college, around either amaroK 1.2 or 1.3 release time, when I first found out about (and was invited to) the amarok dev channel. I don't remember exactlty why, but muesli let me in on the secret. Maybe it was because I was helping out with the docs, or maybe he just wanted to talk about music without the constant distraction of user questions interrupting us :-) Ah yes, good times back then. He turned me on to the awesomeness of Daft Punk and Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Baby I Got Your Money" if I recall correctly.
Came back from church today and the world took a dump at my door. This shouldn't be surprising to me at all. It's just like the devil to throw adversity your way when your ready to do what God tells you. Knowing the old tricks I'm just going to ignore it and let God "take all my troubles and cares". He wants 'em, he can have 'em.
I've gotten apple-gcc42 to install AND compile c++ code. This has been a "long, hard battle," but i think I've finally won. I was "inspired" to take up this challenge after lfranchi, one of the amarok developers, pointed out that one of the build errors we were getting (in amarok 2 for OSX) was due to use of an old compiler. We have gcc 4.0.1 with custom apple patches on OS X. We can install updated versions of gcc, but these are vanilla versions of GNU's venerable compiler suite.