Huh... here it is, my second attempt to create and use blog (second attempt in a sense of "I had it few years ago and was too lazy to update it" not " I couldn't create blog account here" :)).
I know you got it; I'm just trying to get used to typing here
So, why I'm doing this again (implying if I'm lazy to write
blog)? Well, that "few years ago" was when blogs was hot stuff and
the time when projects started to adapt it. Also, in the same time,
Vedran (my co-developer on EDE) was accepted in the first Google
Summer of Code as part of some Ubuntu project (lightweight desktop,
if I can recall). Of course, EDE was part of it too :)
Ubuntu mentors requested students brings their blogs online
so they can track their progress(pretty much the same GSOC mentors
do today); Vedran assembled WordPress (was pretty complicated those
days; was that WordPress or was something else?) on our LUG server
and started to scribe. I joined too; not as part of GSOC, but to
give insight of other development side too, wrote few posts and
find out that blogging wasn't for me.
Things changed in last two/three years a lot; today there are
more projects with blogs than opposite and users likes that. Users
expects to see a progress, nicely worded things what is going on
and not to track developer lists with developer talk nor (for God
sake) to track repository changes and read commit logs.
And my habits changed too! Today I'm first checking (for
project I'm interested) blog writings then mailing lists and
release dates. Often release days or high volume mailing lists
means nothing; releases can have minor changes or changes I'm not
interested in, mailing lists talk can be (and often is) about
weather or movies. Not to mention how hard is to get some useful
information. Mailing developers? Sure, just how long they will need
to respond and what quality of response will be (bad quality does
not mean they trying to be rude, just lack of time).
Blogs are, today, part of development tools, like bug
trackers, wikis and mailing list (implying blogs about software
Just my view :P. Now to something useful...
People often mails me about EDE progress, what is going on,
when will be release and so. Few fellows mentioned online that
development stalled or slow progress is going on. Yes, the latest
release was almost a year ago.
I was often replying on this via
"We are alive, just too busy with EDE 2.0" and
"Something soon will pop up" and similar. Yes, I know this
is not enough; reading few times that
"...we are working hard..." without anything useful is a
good chance to drop my interests in that projects, seeking for
But, there is some truth :P. We are working indeed and there
is a lot of changes out there; to summarise everyting in one
document or mail would be very ungratefull. So I'm hoping these
posting here will try to inform you little better about progress
and things under the hood.
On other hand, if I get bored or tired with this blogging
stuff, I will probably return to good old mails :)
Anyway, enough for the first intro post. Hoping to came with
something better next time.