Monday, December 3, 2007

KDE and gamin

In the Ports builds of KDE 3.5.8, I enabled FAM (with gamin) support in kdelibs. Unfortunately, the tradeoff has been excessive CPU usage by gam_server, much more than is normal with GNOME. Some googling showed that this may not be unique to Cygwin, but can happen on Linux as well. While I'd be interested to hear if anyone has noticed any positive effects from the FAM support, at this point, I think I'm going to have to rebuild kdelibs without it.

SECURITY: link-grammar

A security vulnerability has been announced for link-grammar. A version bump to fix this is in CVS, and will be included in the next upload.