Back to the doctor's, as the pain in my back seems to be getting
worse not better :( I'm now on a course of anti-inflammatories,
and if they're not having much of an effect in a week's time, I have
to go back for them to start looking for more serious damage.
I'm hoping the prescription does the trick, so that I can get back
to enjoying everything I can't really do at the moment.
Especially after two days of daytime television! Since Sunday,
I've been propped up in bed with a laptop, tapping away at stuff for
GNQS. I should really be working on the web software (commercial
project to earn some food tokens), but it's a lot easier to bit at
GNQS throughout the day.
Must admit that I'm quite pleased with how things are going since I
put the Perforce server up. Only Michael and Roman have asked
for write-access, and only Michael has added any patches so far (and boy
has he been busy!) but this is something I should have done a long
I've put together the first draft of the NQS Network Protocol
document. Needs a lot of work before it's complete, but at least
now others can see what NQS is supposed to do on a network. I've
also been steadily working on getting the GSetup software
working. I don't have a complete model for how it is supposed to
work, so I'm approaching it a stage at a time. I've got the
command-line switch stuff partially working, and I hope to get GConfig
working by the weekend.
Overnight snapshots are now available on the FTP site.
Unfortunately, there's a typo in my script, which means that the diffs
aren't working yet, but I'll get around to fixing that on Wednesday.
Well, Perforce is now in place, and I've updated the website to
include auto-generated changelists, bug reports, and enhancement
requests. I confess that I discarded all the old bug reports and
enhancement requests, because by 1am on Saturday morning it's just too
late to be doing with them.
I'm now feeling a lot better, and am looking forward to getting
back involved with GNQS maintenance. All being well, the
Perforce source control server should be configured tonight, so that
(for the very first time) it'll be possible for GNQS users to submit
patches and fixes directly into the source tree.
I've been assessing my personal priorities since the car
accident. I've also been assessing how important GNQS is.
I don't use GNQS in my day job - I haven't for nearly three years now
- and I think that shows through in the quality of some of the GNQS
I've done recently.
So, as I've posted to the NQS-Announce mailing list, I'm going to
be changing the focus of the work I do on GNQS, and this change may
well mean that it's time for me to step down as Maintainer.