I meant to make an announcement last week, but have been too busy to write
up anything... The new version of intltool, 0.41.0 was released last week,
with several bug fixes. It's available on Launchpad. This release
also gets rid of the long-standing and annoying multi-line quotes warnings
in Python files. So get your distros upgraded!
Speaking of annoyances, another one that's be cropping up quite a bit
lately, due to the fact that the Ubuntu One
client code wants to launch a browser for acquiring an OAuth access token,
is how obviously un-usable the Default Applications concept really is
in our desktop, as so many people have been filing bugs about the browser
failing to launch. And the logs show exactly what's wrong, the configuration
is broken, and pointing at an executable or path that no longer exists, and
probably hasn't for some time. I'm surprised anything in the desktop can
open a browser on these machines. This is of course, because we call the
xdg-open script to launch a browser, so that our client will work on all the
XDG desktops. Calling the GTK+/GNOME API directly would probably result in a
different key being used, and the browser loading fine. I wonder if we can
somehow make this better, because having multiple different configuration
keys to launch the browser is doomed to fail at some point (which is of course
what is happening right now for us).
I'd say something about RMS, but I know a bunch of you would take the time
to write me some fiery e-mails. But the Michael Jackson bits in the South Park
episode "Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri-Lanka" were great.