Monthly Archives: June 2007

Hack Week: Day 5 (Friday) – The last day

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Well, today was the last day of Hack Week, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to squish the remaining 20% unconverted resource files like I planned to do yesterday. I squished only 5%. This brings my conversion success rate from yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Hack Week: Day 4 (Thursday) – The joy of preprocessing macros (not!)

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Well, I didn’t have much huge achievement yesterday – day 4 of our Novell’s Hack Week. But here is a list of things I’ve done to improve the robustness of the converter script. Added support to (semi-)correctly parse the preprocessing … Continue reading

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Hack Week: .src converter to convert ~700 .src files

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So, after some discussion with Ricardo, I have decided to take on the task of writing a converter script to convert ~700 .src files into xml files, which will be used as a starting point for re-designing each and every … Continue reading

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Hack Week: Helping make OO.o’s dialog resizable

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So, this is day one for Novell’s Hack Week. This week, we, Novell hackers, are allowed to work on whatever project we like. And I chose to work on making VCL dialog resizable. Michael Meeks already did the ground work, … Continue reading

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Importing Excel 2007 files

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The Excel 2007 filter for Calc is still on its way, but perhaps now is a good time to show the progress of this new Excel 2007 import filter work by Daniel Rentz and myself. Here is a screenshot of … Continue reading

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Extending Calc’s autofilter

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As I work on implementing the OOXML import filter for Calc, I notice quite a few features that are in Excel 2007 but are not in Calc. While not all of them deserve special attention, one particular feature has caught … Continue reading

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SSE2 Instructions

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For the past several weeks I have been studying X86 assembly language, mainly because I wanted to update my knowledge on the assembly language to match the latest CPU technology. I had previosly taken an X86 assembly language course at … Continue reading

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