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Wed, 23 Mar 2011

Evince, Ubuntu, python, etc.

I have been corralled into doing some programming in python. So at one point I decide to write a do-while loop and learn - python has no do-while loops. Terrific.

My patch made it into Evince 2.91.92, I'm officially a Gnome contributor, yay. I patched a bug while chasing down another bug. Carlos couldn't reproduce it - I wonder when it manifests itself. The bug crept in in December, and not many people are running evince released since then, so the pool to try to reproduce it is limited. Carlos fixed up my patch so that it wouldn't cause problems going in. I still have to fix that original bug. Actually, I already did, but the fix is trivial, and I want to look over my code again to make sure it's decent.

I also patched the evince package for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04. It was a suggested backport of a commit. Again, my patch had to be massaged in. I changed the Ubuntu documentation for patches so as to point to the complete method of doing a patch.

I know people make use of git branches, but I never really used it until recently. It is very handy, especially if you're doing a lot of work on something. I will surely be using it in the future more.

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