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Im making more progress towards Octave-FLTK bindings, for interop with, Octave & FLTK-1.1.X.

I need to get some type of parser to move the <file>.fl UI description files from FLUID, into autogenerating, the boring UI code, with stubs for filling in event-handles, the octave-fltk way.

So Im thinking if I must make

  1. + a patch to fluid to generate the Octave-FLTK code, directly
  2. + a separate program to use the .fl files and generate the, Octave-FLTK Octave code.

Both the choices are bad, I know, but the difficult choice [2] might lead to some hassle, but its better choice, if users already have FLTK already installed.

Or maybe I must do both, you know.

Development Version, Octave-FLTK-0.6: Octave bindings for FLTK-1.1.6. released today. Get it here: http://octave-gtk.sourceforge.net/octave-fltk/

This version is a little more improved than the previous 0.1. Id not advice newbies to try this, but are welcome to.

This release is mainly to keep the focus & steam in development, and request bug reports, and new wrappers from the user community [if someone will use Octave-FLTK].

Ill be stopping with Octave-FLTK-1.0 mostly, for want of time, patience, users, and some other activity to beat this creeping burnt-out-has-been feeling out of me.

Cheers Muthu.

Feynman really jokes. Probably this safecracker was the first hacker ?? Cheers Muthu.

Making Octave-FLTK-1.0 in the forge. Wrote some drawing examples with callbacks from Octave. Octave matrices, draw pretty colors on the screen. Writing wrappers, and more wrappers, like Im opening boxes at a chocolate factory.

23rd July 2005, I become an Electronics & Communication, Engineer: THIS college has given me the badge B.Tech.

Birthday nears, and chocolates for all. Cheers Muthu

Work has culminated here: Octave-FLTK 0.1

Waiting for a second-wind to revup, to challenge ahead.

-Cheers Muthu

2 Aug 2005 (updated 2 Aug 2005 at 05:04 UTC) »

Working on 'octave-FLTK' http://octave-gtk.sf.net/octave-fltk/ It goes a long way to make a fulltick, tick with Octave.

If youre looking for a fun project to hack on, Id suggest join [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/octave-gtk-devel] to discuss Octave-FLTK.

Cheers Muthu

This week was fireworks for me. Worked on quite different programs, like Octave-G2 [ http://octave-gtk.sf.net/octave-g2/ ], Mono-G2 [ http://octave-gtk.sf.net/mono-g2/ ] and now working on [ http://octave-gtk.sf.net/octave-fltk ].

Really awesome time with Mono, and how it makes life easy, in developers perspective, and amount of work people put into MONO.

Made some progress, talking reading buying books on compilers, and downloading code. Eeks. Tried to host a blog, but it sucks, and givenup on this.

Read Dr. APJ Abdul Kalams[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Kalam], {scientist, rocket-engineer, missile man, and India's current president} autobiography: Wings of Fire. Really marvel at the patriot, and hero, that Dr Kalam, is. Incidentally, Dr Kalam, is an ardent supporter of Free Software, self-help, indigenous, self-sustaining technologies for India, and himself has contributed to the development of composite materials for making crutches for disabled people.

The sad prequel [Half-Blood-prince] to Harry Potter, and the Sorcerers Stone, kills more than characters.

Back to work.

Finally after lots of paper work, Im back to my own real time, for ME. I'm planning to finish work on Gnumeric plugin HowTo. Already written some clumps of it. Really cool thing to do, Gnumeric rocks.

Last thing I wrote was How To Write Language Bindings for GNU Octave. You can find it Here or Download it.

GtkBook is still languishing in the dungeons, got to slay that demon; well Harry Potter seems to weave a magic charm for the sixth time, in as many years on me.

Octave-GTK+ might see release 0.4 anytime now. Talking of which, Id like to brag that we[Octave-GTK+] were extremely lucky to get the 2nd award of $3500 @ RedHat Challenge, India 2004-05. We attended the prize ceremony at KRESIT, IIT-B, Bombay, India. More details on RedHat program at Ekalavya. Mighty pleased, for getting paid for Free Software code, very early in my life.

Thats all for this really exciting week, ahead, and past.

Fixed some critical bugs in the Texplore package.

Writing GTK+ widget docs, as a part of the widget-a-day , in gtk-book project.

Nothing else, 12th zenity on bugzilla.
Cheers -Muthu

Im thinking of a 'Widget a day' kind of documentation effort for GTK+. 2.6.x has 177 widgets, and Id take that long ?, I think a month long effort would be valuable.

This GTK+ book is going to be under GFDL, or Open content license.

I'd make some money, if that made it to print[!]. Anyways still looking for support from GNU, and waiting for mentors to keep my motivation levels high.

But anyways, here is day 1: gtkaboutdialog: http://gtkbook.sourceforge.net/aboutdialog.html

Cheers Muthu.

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