Celestia-Wine and Rideau Canal
Work has been busier than usual, with several deadlines approaching quickly. It's not that I don't have the time to blog, it's that I don't have anything interesting to write about!
This morning I nearly made a release of Celestia 1.4.1, until some rather critical bugs were found. I think it would be helpful if someone stepped up to the task of taking maintainership of Windows user interface. I get the feeling that it's more of a chore than a pleasure at the moment.
Regardless, having downloaded the Windows installer executable, I instinctively double-clicked on it under Linux. This launched Wine and ran the install. Seeing as I had nothing better to do, I proceeded with the install. To my surprise, the Windows binary runs quite well under Linux. There are a few crashy spots and the menu bar tends to not redraw, but it was otherwise usable. I think I'll stick to my GNOME code for now...
After two weeks of April temperatures in the middle of the winter, the Rideau Canal is finally open for skating. Went with my family last night, skated the full 7.8km in both directions. What a fun experience. There is nothing like skating under a perfectly clear sky and enjoying beer afterwards.