Archive for May, 2008


Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Bruno Haible’s git merge driver for GNU-style ChangeLog files (available in gnulib) is really useful for those of us who prefer to document changes as we go along rather than all at once when committing them.  Paolo Bonzini has posted a script for packaging it into a tarball.

Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to cope very well with having multiple ChangeLog entries added on the same date without separate date stamps, and I don’t know how to tell emacs to always add a new date stamp line when using it to add ChangeLog entries (C-x 4 a).

Version 1.0.0

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

I’ve released system-config-printer 1.0.0 and built it for Fedora’s development tree. The main focus has been improving the way the application looks and behaves. One new feature I’ve been working on is the improved Windows print share browser. Instead of executing the smbclient command and parsing its output to find print shares, the new browser uses libsmbclient. Print shares which cannot be discovered without authentication should now appear in the browser, after a prompt for the user name and password.


Moving from subversion to git

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The system-config-printer repository at, currently using subversion, will shortly be migrating to git. I’ll add a comment here when it’s done.