20 Aug 2003 edd   » (Master)

Distraction. My wife claims I'm too easily distracted, and maybe she has a point. One thing so easily leads to another when you're coding. Buoyed by interest in my GNOME Bluetooth stuff I decided that I needed to put more coding time in. I then decided that I should write new GUI-based stuff in Python in order to get further in less time. Then I found I needed the EggIconList widget from libegg, the experimental GTK widget library, and so had to find out how to wrap it for Python. Get the picture? Well, thanks to jamesh and ross I got there. Then, feeling the need to share the achievement, I wrote about it here and on my weblog.

Debian. I uploaded a new package of the Epiphany web browser and filed an ITP for the Epiphany extensions collection -- features such as gestures and zoom-level-persistence. There's also an accumulating amount of work to do for my BlueZ packages, which I hope to get round to soon. The announcement of the 'sarge' release plans are great news, and I hope to do what I can to help achieve the release.

Twisted. As part of developing FOAFbot, I've started using the Twisted network application framework for Python. The learning curve's quite steep, and there's lots of new nomenclature to get my head around, but it's looking very promising and I shan't be turning back. Very cool. Hanging around on the Twisted IRC channel is also pretty entertaining.

And now, to paying work...

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