We agreed on IRC that we needed a hack weekend in order to get the last bits
finished for the 2.5 release. Since that needs to be out by the Wakefield
show; I suggest we ought to be having our hack weekend at least a month before
the show to allow for final twiddles, zip rolling, CD image prep, artwork,
press releases etc.
As such, I am proposing the weekend of the 27/28 March. I am prepared to host,
providing I'm not having to supply sleeping area to more than two people
(unless two of them are prepared to share the sofabed :-) -- Thusly arrival on
26th and departure on 29th is possible too.
Who is interested in attending and will they need accomodating?
Myself and Rob will obviously be here already, and I think at worst Vincent can
come across on the train for a day.
Also, we need a full list of the work remaining before 2.5 can be released.
My understanding of what remains code-wise is:
1. Cache rework
2. Hubbub up-to-spec
3. Hubbub interning strings with wapcaplet
4. refactor cmdline processing into core
If there's other things; please follow up to this thread with them.
Daniel Silverstone http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
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I have received all the paperwork from Chris in order to book a stand
at Wakefield should we wish to.
It will be held on Saturday the 24th of April 2010, at the Cedar Court
Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ (just off
Junction 39 of the M1). I believe this to be a /different/ Cedar Court
hotel that the show was held at a couple of years back, but don't quote
me on that.
Pricing that Chris has provided me is as follows:
Stand rental (2m wide plot) £40 (discount from £90)
(Comes with 1 chair, and electricity!)
Additional chairs Free
Wi-Fi Access £13
(This seems pricey given it's likely to be rubbish.
I think perhaps 3G may be a better option.)
Backing panels £32
(Whoever rents these makes a fortune.)
Questions that need answering in order to fill in the forms:
* How many exhibitor passes will be required?
* Do we want a show theatre slot?
* How many computers/monitors/inkjets/lasers will be
be wanting to plug in? What other items?
Show guide entries:
Company name(s), Address, Tel, Fax, Email, Web URL. Looks like
no room for a blurb this year. I will, as always, strive for
NetSurf to be typeset correctly in the guide, but, as always,
will ultimately fail.
In order to decide if we're going to apply to be a mentoring organisation
this year, we need to know our mentor availability.
Could anyone willing to mentor students this year please reply?
Michael Drake (tlsa) http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
If we intend to apply to be a mentoring organisation with GSoC this year,
we need to come up with an ideas list.
There are some ideas from last years ideas list that can be recycled, and
I think we should come up with a bunch of fresh ones.
Our ideas list from last year was:
Of those, the following are likely still valid:
+ Keyboard navigation
+ Page reader
+ Native Mac OS X port
+ Improved Haiku/BeOS front end
+ Improved RISC OS front end
The following are possibly still valid:
Is there enough still to be done to get an entire GSoC project
out of it? There's maybe also improving the testing engine?
+ Layout engine improvements
I don't think it's worth doing too much with the existing layout
engine. Also, I don't think "Layout engine rewrite" is a good
candidate for a GSoC project this year, because:
- I think it should be designed to sit on top of LibDOM
from the start, and I don't anticipate that being used
by NetSurf until after the start of GSoC student
- Redesigning the layout engine will require a lot of
thought, that I don't think we will have much time
for before the release of NetSurf 2.5.
+ Automated layout test engine
Would need to define a format for dumping box's layout-generated
properties (e.g. coordinates, width, height, etc) that's
future proof for the new layout engine. Otherwise effort here
may be wasted.
+ Improved GTK front end
I can't think of much it's really lacking except a significant
tidy-up. But that doesn't sound like the best idea for a
I'll post possible new ideas separately.
Michael Drake (tlsa) http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
Bernd, you *keep* sending me private emails in response to list
mail. However your reply adress is "Bernd Roesch <nospamname(a)gmx.de>"
which appears to be some form of black hole!
Please, if you have opinions or requests to netsurf public development
in response to me send them to the list so others can comment.
I'm merging the newest trunk into my treeview branch and came across
some not-so-obvious-to-resolve conflicts in the Amiga code. I think
it's better if Chris takes a look at it instead of me messing with
code which I don't understand :). Necessary files are attached.
On Tue, 2010-01-12 at 20:56 +0000, netsurf(a)semichrome.net wrote:
> Author: jmb
> Date: Tue Jan 12 14:56:08 2010
> New Revision: 9802
Please do *not* patch NetSurf trunk to work with this change. The total
functional difference is nil, and it will just needlessly create
conflicts when I come to merge the new-cache branch.
LVM -> UNI £14.50
UNI -> LVM £14.50
Delivery £ 6.00
Stand rental £10.00
Lunch £ 5.20
The receipts are in the post to John-Mark, along with my banking
 I accidentally went through the faff of finding the cheapest price
on Virgin Train's site, which offered me only "pick up at
station" (which is unavailable at LVM) or 6 quid next-day :-/ (Which,
incidentally, took 4 days to turn up.)
 The Subway did not have any till roll for this, so I have no
receipt. I do not mind if this is waived.