It's been a while since my last diary entry - my apologies.
Things have been very hectic, partially on the GNQS front,
and partially on the day-job front.
I'm still on target for a release of GNQS v3.50.5 by the end
of February. There are a couple of documentation things to tidy up - mainly getting
the appropriate credits listed in the CHANGES file - and incorporating my Year2000 fix.
However, I have been struggling somewhat, mainly because I've
been having difficulties with using CVS. I've been trying to use CVS to
track what I've been doing as I integrate all the patches into v3.50.5, and it's caught me
out on a few things, some of which I'm sure are deliberate, some of which I'm not sure
about at all. Anyway, the long and the short of it is that, after -pre2 went out the
door with a different set of files to what I was expecting, I've ditched it for now :(
I've also been busy overhauling the web site, mainly because
I get more email about missing content on the web site than I do about GNQS itself.
It still isn't ready to upload, but it's almost there.
Come 1st March, I hope to be able to start posting some of
the ideas I have for GNQS v4. My first priority is to try and put together a good
requirements document, listing just what people need GNQS v4 to do. And what they
don't think is important. From that, we'll be able to produce a good design, one
which doesn't have any of GNQS v3's problems.
The other thing I want to do is to get some time working on
CODA. We've built a CODA server, but the performance (or lack thereof) was quite a
shock - and we had our nice motherboard up to its maximum of 386Mb of RAM too. If
only we can get the performance up to spec, it would certainly make life a lot easier for
me right now.