what a gwan?

  • I heard some talk a while back about ways to get automake to shut up. It turns out it now can, using a new silent mode.

    It involves adding the following to configure.ac:


    (using m4_ifdef so that the script continues to work with automake 1.10 and older)

    And passing the --enable-silent-rules flag to configure. Of course, it also involves updating your infrastructure to support automake 1.11, and prepending something like $(AM_V_GEN) on any custom Makefile actions you have .. but these are technicalities

    In fact, this autotools mythbuster document has a couple of other gems, such as how to implement non-recursive automake correctly.

  • Been using my new Thinkpad X40 for a while. It’s nice having a computer new enough to run compiz. It’s also nice having a notebook with a 2 hour battery life, so I can take it up a hill and sit coding for longer than it took me to get there. I installed the Karmic beta, which keeps warning me that the disk is about to die, presumably because it reports a load cycle count of 92 billion. I take this value with a pinch of salt.
  • Less than 24 hours before the summer of code ‘pencils down’ time. Tomorrow I will post a nice report on all the stuff I have done, it will very be exciting!

About Sam Thursfield

Who's that kid in the back of the room? He's setting all his papers on fire! Where did he get that crazy smile? We all think he's really weird.
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3 Responses to what a gwan?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the links.
    There is a GnomeGoal related to this: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/NicerBuilds
    Also there is a bug report to support this in gnome-common directly: see http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=580062

  2. Anonymous says:

    thanks, excellent link
    thanks for the link, i learned some new tricks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    disk warnings
    sounds like Ubuntu’s adopted the stuff we (Fedora) have been doing with devicekit-disks and palimpsest. What’s useful is if you can figure out what value it’s complaining about in smartctl , and see if it looks like a bogus reading. if it is, you can file a bug and suggest it be ignored for your specific drive model. we’re trying to eliminate these kinds of false positives. you can file bugs on devicekit-disks at freedesktop.org bugzilla, I believe.

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