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Ever since baselayout-1.11 first came into being, I've never been totally happy with the internal API I've been using. Well, with the release of baselayout-1.12.0_pre11 I think I've finally cracked it. Each module is now around 800 - 1000 bytes smaller than the ones we've been using thus far. The on...

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Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In...

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So we added a whole bunch of new shiny features to baselayout of late, one of these included new parallel startup code which required a better service dependency and ordering function. New parallel was nice and fast :) , whereas the new dependency and ordering function was dawg slow bro :(After mu...

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OK, madwifi has been pissing me off. For quite some time, ever since I got the card really. The madwifi-driver ebuild at first was good and reliable. But for a while the quality has been degrading somewhat, especially as wpa_supplicant now requries specific madwifi headers. And the latest batch in p...

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After yesterdays blog, g2boojum asked if it would be faster to actually use the tsort C binary if available. My response was that I would expect it to be faster, but not by much as most of the work is making the dependancy tree to start with. Being the silly sort I am I decided to back myself up w...

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