Week 1

So I’ve been unemployed for a week, as of 3 hours ago. =)

In Fink news, I’ve been working on entirely repackaging PostgreSQL 7.3, and packaging PostgreSQL 7.4, so that they can coexist (and so that the bugs in the 7.3 packages are fixed).

Other than that, it’s been all business. My resume has gone through a number of revisions (and will probably see more). I’ve applied for a number of jobs (including one at RedHat, phear). I’ve applied for individual insurance. I’ve applied for unemployment benefits. It’s crazy how busy you are when you’re out of a job. =)

I’ve gotten a bunch of pledges for doing development on Fink/KDE full-time, although nothing anywhere near a living wage, I’m sorry to say. I don’t really see how on-demand development would make that any different; especially since there are still big infrastructure things that would have to happen in all of KDE before there’s any specific features that could be worked on. It would be great to be able to do it full-time, but it seems unless I get a big benefactor, it wouldn’t be enough. Feel free to prove me wrong, though… <grin>

I guess I’m just rambling so that I could have an update, it’s been a strange ride being simultaneously insanely busy and having nothing I have to do. There’s a lot going on right now that will hopefully bear fruit. Wish me luck!

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2 comments to Week 1

  • hi,
    how much time do you need to have a 1.0 version of a native os x koffice suite and,
    how much do you need for that periode of time for your living?
    i think that if those infos are clear the amount can be found easily

  • raphael julliard

    was my first post too aggressive? if so i’m sorry, i just wanted things to go a little bit faster in the direction of the koffice developpement
    i’m so impatient…