Monday, 14 April 2008

libgda3 3.0.2-4

This new Debian release of libgda moves gtk-doc and related packages back to build-depends-indep, and add some makefile logic on debian/rules to detect if gtk-doc is installed (looking for gtk-doc.pc) and enable or not documentation (re)generation on-the-fly.

Of course, I've also been bitten by the sha1 checksums on the changes files, as I had a new version of dpkg-dev and an old devscripts/debsign installed. It took me some time to figure how to fix this one.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Anime: Tsubasa Chronicles Tokyo Revelations

Episodes: 3 OVAs
Rating: B
Strong points: Characters depth
Weak Points: Drawing could be better on a anime from CLAMP

Tsubasa Chronicles tells the journey of Syaoran, Sakura, Kurogane and Fay as they travel around different words to collect the memories of Sakura, which got scattered during an enemy attack against the Clow Kingdom. On the first two TV series, they visit a lot of worlds, recover some of the feathers which hold/represent Sakura's memories, and meet an amazing amount of characters from other CLAMP animes.

Even though the TV series gave some small hints, tips and insights around the characters histories and objectives, the Tokyo Revelations OVA series finally dive in to tell in more depth why all of this is happening, why each of the characters fight, what they hide... This was certainly very welcome, as they took a long time to get to this interesting part of the history.

*** WARNING: spoilers below! ***

It was pretty sad, however, to see what has happened to Syaoran. Watching as he fought with all he got for Sakura during the TV series, even though she wouldn't remember the moments the two shared togheter, was very inspiring. Now the true Syaoran got the half of his hearth which was on the clone Syaroan back, and all this strong feeling Syaroan had seem to have gone — it seems the true Syaroan is right when he says those feelings were somehow developed by the cloned Syaoran; however it seems to be gone, and the cloned Syaoran acted really bad after losing the half heart...

Now, if it's going to have a continuation (I think/hope so), and if CLAMP is going to follow the cliché route, I would guess at the end they will confirm the feelings indeed came from the clone Syaoran, which somehow developed a personality by himself, and he will get these feelings back somehow in the middle of some crazy fight (most likely after being touched by Sakura tears or somesuch). Them they will likely live happy forever. Or so the story says, but if it gets to that, one has to think: could someone like (clone) Syaoran really live happy knowing what he has done against Fay, which has given him such support?

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

libgda3 3.0.2-3

Earlier today I've just made my first package upload to the Debian archives (and no, this isn't an April 1st. joke :P). It was a debian revision of libgda3, with the following changes:
  • Updated the section of the doc-base file. For future reference, recent versions of the doc-base package install a list of valid sections on /usr/share/doc-base/data/section.list. BTW, there is an impressive number of packages which need to update their doc-base files, which is a very simple change.
  • Updated the copyright file with a cooler machine-readable one; added some copyright info which was missing (about the GFDL'ed docs) and made lintian happier by using proper copyright lines
  • Added a patch to fix an ia64 failure on the documentation building process (Thanks again, Steve and Chris).
Now the bad news: The building still fails in ia64... and I have no idea way. Below is an excerpt from the full build log:
Writing ch18.html for chapter
I/O error : No such file or directory
I/O error : No such file or directory
runtime error: file file:///usr/share/xml/docbook/stylesheet/nwalsh/html/chunker.xsl line 202 element document
xsltDocumentElem: unable to save to ch18.html
I'm not sure when I'll have time to try debugging this, so any help would be greatly appreciated.