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Xiphos on Mac OS

Well I have just finished building Xiphos on Mac OS X using jhbuild from gtk-osx project. Just like gedit on Mac I had to use gconf 2.22 for gtkhtml. And it worked like a charm. Things are not integrated as nicely yet but hopefully soon there will be a nice bundle to install ;-)

Student Politics

This year I'm Athletic Union Treasurer, voting member of the Sports Zone committee and voting member of HUU council. For the past 2 council meetings we did not meet quorum. Leading to a chicken and egg problem: Loads of things are not ratified and a lot of people are not elected to sit on different committees. Some structural pieces struggled because of this (notably societies). UEC had a proposal to change the quorum pool 50%+1 of the elected council members instead of 50%+1 of the total possible amount of council members. UEC had a hung vote 2 vs 2. And chair of UEC made a deciding vote to pass this SO change such that council will vote on this (ratification vote). At the last minute 2 council members arrive (shortly before the vote). The council then votes 12 (in favour) vs 10 (against) vs 2 (obstension). Prove me wrong, but if not the last minute arrival of 2 people people council voting would have been a hung vote and the chair of council would have to take decidin

Conversation about ubuntu

I had this conversation with my sibling: - Why do you have this other one (Ubuntu)? - Because it has freedom. - Is that important for you? - Yes. - And what do they change it and publish it somehow? - Yes... and I do too. - Ok. Cool.

Lintian no-symbols-control-file

This advice has been posted on the debian-mentors mailing list. A quick how to generate symbols file $ apt-get source libsword6 $ cd sword-1.5.9 $ debuild binary $ rm -f debian/*.symbols dpkg-gensymbols* $ dpkg-gensymbols -plibsword6 -Pdebian/libsword6 | patch -p0 $ mv dpkg-gensymbols* debian/libsword6.symbols $ perl -pi -e 's/-\d.*//' debian/libsword6.symbols

dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency could be avoided

dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on $(lib) could be avoided if $(object) were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols). I didn't like this build time warning at all. In the library packaging guide a found a nifty trick, add this line to the debian/rules (this is cdbs, don't know how it is done with debhelper scripts) DEB_CONFIGURE_SCRIPT_ENV += LDFLAGS=" -Wl,--as-needed" This worked for the executable and I've saved 300 bytes!!!!! Yeah =D It didn't work for the library though =( Bummer.