Thursday, December 24, 2009

Looking back to 2009

The second year as part time freelancer has passed.

Looking back the most significant things are:

  • Signing the contribution agreement for gdb and glibc with the Free Software Foundation and trying to contribute to both projects. So picking future work will always have to be compatible with this.

  • Hacked on OpenBSC. At first just simple stuff like a telnet interface, paging and later doing paid work for On Waves to add SCCP over IP, GSM 08.08 and other things for "toy" integration of OpenBSC into a real network.

  • Mid this year I asked Nokia if they have work for me in Asia, later I started focusing on QtWebKit performance. Allowing me to improve QtWebKit and Qt (which will benefit a lot more users), but also to look into various tools like OProfile, memprof, memusagestat and just know netfilter queue's... more on this later.

  • I have done my usual things on OpenEmbedded, working on landing patches through the patchwork queue, finally redoing the Bitbake parser and working on the Qt recipes.

  • I didn't manage to make a Linux Kernel contribution. I wanted to write a i2c driver for a fm radio chip but I fried my hardware with a broken power supply, my MIPS patches are not yet done. So if you know of any Kernel work where stuff can be released/upstreamed please let me know!

4 comments: said...

any chance you could look at the PyQt4 recipes in OE, last time i tried them they needed a lot of tweaks to build and webkit didn't work. Would be great to have them available on OE (particularly for the Freerunner)

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Ariya Hidayat said...

Fantastic (as usual:). Keep up the good work!

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