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Thursday, May 29, 2008
 The one with chpe Rocking!

On #gnome-hackers today:

behdad: guys
behdad: if you see chpe
behdad: make sure you hug him
behdad: he pushed more than 100 commits to gnome-terminal today
crevette: yeah
crevette: behdad: near 350
behdad: crevette: yeah, still deleting mail...
***behdad gave up on reading them
crevette: hello btw behdad
behdad: Status Whiteboard| |[decision][chpe:wontfix]
behdad: haha
crevette: :)
behdad: hey crevette
behdad: I have no idea what he's been doing
behdad: but this all looks SO GREAT
bkor: move to gtkbuilder, etc
behdad: and he totally gave up on updating ChangeLog btw
behdad: bkor: much more
behdad: complete code cleanup
bkor: behdad: yeah, didn't read it yet
behdad: removed the terminal widget abstraction
bkor: behdad: seems to have removed vte abstraction
behdad: yeah
bkor: hehe
behdad: which is good
behdad: but this is proof that we need git....
crevette: this is a proof that some people are aliens
crevette: :)
behdad: crevette: that too
bkor: behdad: DVCS
behdad: bkor: political correctness :P
bkor: behdad: I don't agree
behdad: I agree :)
jonner: behdad: what did chpe do?
crevette: jonner: he commited like a mad on gnome-terminal
behdad: crevette: about 500 to this moment
behdad: jonner: ----^
jonner: 500 commits?
behdad: jonner: yes
jonner: holy...
crevette: damn
behdad: we should do a special gnome release just for that
***crevette always considered chpe like the unknown hero of GNOME
crevette: he deserves tens of blog post to tell how he is good
behdad: crevette: he defies fame
crevette: :)
pochu: how can somebody do 500 commits in a single day?
behdad: someone put this in topic :)
behdad: pochu: pushed multiple git branches he had sitting around
jonner: probably git-svn (?)
Leftmost: Wow. gnome-terminal could certainly use some cleanup.
behdad: each having ~50 commits for a cleanup task
pochu: behdad: ah
pochu: cool anyway :)
pochu: sadly I don't use gnome-terminal :(
pochu: he could have done that in GTK+ or something else ;)
behdad has changed the topic to: chpe meter:

As such I'm giving away the titles of gnome-terminal maintainer and gnome-terminal developer. I certainly don't fit those anymore. It's all chpe's now!

The closest thing to this that ever happened to my modules was what Chris Wilson did to vte. Fortunately I was successful converting him to a cairo hacker and he has made 600 cairo commits since. Lets see where chpe shows up next!

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As much as I support anyone who works on gnome-terminal, I can't support anyone who doesn't commit to the changelog!
People committing to ChangeLogs are so 90s...
He's too cool to update ChangeLogs ;).

But yeah, I agree, he should have written a script to rewrite his git branches and include the git log in ChangeLog...
Now, what really has to be done is correct fonts display in gnome-terminal. It nevers antialiases fonts :(

Good to see some work on the app anyway :)

That makes no sense. Are you running against an ancient X server? File a bug...
Good to know that people can be productive (overwhelmingly productive, as it seems :) using Git -- I just can seem to wrap my head around it. But DVCSs can sure help: ATM I'm starting to love bzr.
BTW, I use gnome-terminal quite intensivelly, maybe I should build it from the sources just to take a look at this work.
Alexandre, that's is an Ubuntu specific config file in /etc/fonts.d/*monospace*. It was added because developers hated the look of antialias in terminal.
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