Just a few little updates

I hate Summer and the heat; I’m still waiting the new PSUs to replace the old ones, and in the mean time I’m cooking myself.

I’ve prepared a new patch for OpenJDK to allow using -z defs on every platform, this way I can test more safely the future patches.

I have improved my elf parser to parse the .dynamic section, allowing me to get the sonames and the needed libraries for an ELF file; this is the base for the design of a new tool, that checks an elf file for really needed dependency, to be able to get the needed packages without needing to have the package built with --as-needed (the script will check the undefined symbols in the elf file and then check which of the dependencies stated in the NEEDED entries are actually needed); and to be a bit safer, it will also check if the ELF file uses symbols that might indicate runtime dependencies not otherwise identified (dlopen(), exec*(), system()), and give out a warning in case.

Also, I’ve resumed a bit of work on Gitarella and replaced the Log4r usage with Ruby’s Logger class, cutting down a dependency. I think I’ll do a similar thing with popt on Unieject, especially after what Emanuele told me about the way popt is distributed from upstream at the moment; I’ll probably work on a new release of Unieject with that and finally support for Mac OS X (thanks to Matt Messier who’s helping with xine-lib on OS X, I now have a pointer on how to implement eject with OS X).

Oh and one thing leading to another, I rejoined Gentoo today.

17 thoughts on “Just a few little updates

  1. Wow, great you’re finally back at Gentoo!I was waiting all the time for the day when this finally happens.Thank you in advance for all the work you’ll do ;-)Regards, Elias P.

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  2. I watched at some package updates today and saw… flaymeeyes. What a nice surprise! Do we get a complete post about it? Anyway, glad you joined again.

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  3. Yay!!! Great news indeed./me grabs a Gin & Tonic, supposedly saved for this weekend… Cheers!

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  4. Best news I’ve heard in a while. The KDE Herd must miss you, because the latest release was not ~keyworded yet. I’m hoping your ninja skills can take care of that htdig crap as well :P

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  5. Delightful news indeed :)Even though you kind of ‘sneaked in’ with this last sentence of you ;-)Welcome back!swimmer

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