February 4, 2004

California Dreamin'

Bugfixing is going well on Camino, I feel pretty good about where we are. I'm hoping to do a beta (0.8b) when Mozilla hits 1.7b so we can get a little bit more public testing before we go final.

I'm trying my best to get Apple to fix the rendering regressions they introduced in Panther. One of the bugs is fixed, but not scheduled for any software update. On the other, we're still working with them. Unfortuantely, even if they get fixed, if they don't ship them it's Camino that gets the black eye.

I'm enjoying my week in Cali, hanging out at MF. The hotel room does get a little lonely, though. I miss my girlie and my kitties. It surely is a lot warmer here than in NoVA.

Interestingly enough, teaching myself Japanese is helping me understand the Camino IME bugs, and motivating me to fix them. I fixed one today with going back prematurely during IME when hitting backspace. I believe it's the greatest hinderance for non-Western users to adopting Camino, so I hope this will make them happy. It's also nice to be able to see the results of something that you're learning. Positive reinforcement is a big part of self-instruction.

Posted by pinkerton at February 4, 2004 9:41 PM