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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
 On Nokia, Qt, and what not...

Not sure how to feel about the Nokia-Qt deal. If they can use it, congrats to my fellow hackers at Qt.

Philip:I've been working in my capacity as the Pango maintainer with the Qt guys for almost two years now. We are moving all our secret-recipe shaping code to a single module hosted on and called HarfBuzz. (more on that module later)

We arrange annual conferences called Text Layout Summit to meet and discuss. The first one happened at GNOME Boston Summit 2006, second one at aKademy 2007, and the next instance is scheduled to happen at the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008.

Really, we work together all the time. You just need to want to. And meeting face to face gives you that needed initial push. That's the main reason that I'm working hard on getting GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. co-hosting aKademy and GUADEC in 2009.

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 On Bugzilla reference in GNOME ChangeLog's

I've wanted to blog about this for a while...

Those who commit to my modules know, I use a slightly different format to mark bugs in commit messages, and I'm obsessed about it. The format is very simple:

2008-01-28 Behdad Esfahbod

Bug 512566 – dont' use deprecated macro
Patch from Christian Persch

* tests/test-ot-tags.c:
* tests/testscript.c:

What's so special about this format is:
So, if you like that, go ahead and use it in your module.

If you don't like it, please be nice enough to obey it in my modules still. You follow coding style of neighboring code when writing a patch. Treat ChangeLog's the same. Thanks.

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Monday, January 21, 2008
 The Saga Continues

I woke up this morning to find in the mail that some crazy luser has stolen my beloved tshirt and is asking for my best offer to get it back:

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