Archives week 42 of 2004

Oct. 18, 2004 - Oct. 24, 2004

UI Tweaks all day (Mostly making the topological graphics easier to use)

Crossed off three todo items, though looking back at them, they probably weren't the most important ones, they were just the ones that were annoying the heck out of me. All of them relate to the topological overview graphs.

Until today, you could only identify the root of these graphs by knowing what elements are ...

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Stupid shallow bugs (Almost makes you want a statically-compiled language (well, not really))

Bryan found a bug in Cinemon this evening. It didn't pick up a modem migration event (modems changing channels). Turns out this was a trivial error; I'd mis-spelled a function name in a callback that only gets called 20 minutes into a run (and thus I was never around when it got called). The result ...

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Sometimes a day evaporates with nothing to show for it (Oh, and Cinemon seems to be leaking *faster* now)

Spent much of the day staring at PySNMP code looking for something (anything!) that would make it faster without necessitating a bulk rewrite in C. Then gave in and started looking at what would be necessary to use net-snmp as an encoder/decoder for TwistedSNMP.

A few hours of tracking down and copying the various structures ...

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PyOpenGL is just about ready for a release (Two or three bugs fixed, as well as a setup fix for Linux machines)

As I promised various users, spent much of the free time on the weekend on PyOpenGL, basically just working through the list of outstanding bugs. Nothing spectacular or new, just making things work the way they should.

Anyway, it's ready for a new release, but I don't want to be doing the release this late ...

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