Today I realized that I cannot expect people on the Internet to have heard of the Geek Social Fallacies any more.
The Geek Social Fallacies are five things that geeks often believe about How Socializing Should Work, that cause a lot of conflict. I've found them to be pretty useful as a way to put a handle on certain concepts, and maybe even avoid going into bad situations.
(Looking at them in 2017, I find myself wondering how many of the GSFs the design of most social networks is running straight into...)
where should a dyke go for a bike in Oakland these days? doesn't need to be new but needs to be in good shape, I'm looking for a reliable commuting vehicle not a project (i love my cute little fixie but she's a Project)
"open-source does not mean grassroots or community-driven" hell yeah the recompiler https://recompilermag.com/2018/02/23/episode-50-we-already-have-many-solutions-for-that/
Refactoring a Makefile.am so I can coordinate librsvg / librsvg_internals / gir generation / rsvg-rs / Rust tools
* Hot damn, Makefiles can actually be refactored.
* And they are stringly-typed and thus suck.
* could there be strongly-typed build systems
* maybe that's what meson/bazel/whatever are about?
* bah, I don't really want to learn build systems; I do well when given an already- working one that I can tweak incrementally.
how the ~~sausage~~ doctests get made #rustlang https://quietmisdreavus.net/code/2018/02/23/how-the-doctests-get-made/
in which i spend 1000 words describing a single function in rustdoc - the one that massages doctests into something that can be compiled as a bin
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Librsvg's continuous integration pipeline - https://people.gnome.org/~federico/blog/librsvg-ci-pipeline.html
@brion so, I do want the possibility of extending the librsvg API in the near future. Probably starting with Rust-only, unstable APIs, that get promoted to being available through GObject Introspection when they stabilize.
(E.g. Daniel Espinosa wants to feed an already-built DOM to librsvg, instead of feeding it XML.)
File an issue and merge-request away! I can gladly guide you through the source code.
Repos are merged now here - https://gitlab.gnome.org/federico/librsvg/commits/import-rsvg-rs
But nothing works yet. Now I have to tie the build system together.
Current status: merging librsvg and rsvg-rs.
Real current status: kind of shitting my pants.
There's a lot of experimentation right now in gitlab.gnome.org as people try to get Continuous Integration sorted out.
GTK+ now has CI and a custom Docker image.
Librsvg has CI and needs custom Docker images.
Pygobject has CI, but requires help from Github to be able to run CI on Appveyor on Windows.
Also, we need more hardware!
(How come Signal gets $50M but the GNOME Foundation doesn't?)
cargo test is a hell of a drug