20 Aug 2000 hilaire   » (Master)

I'm finaly back from Portugal to Taiwan, the trip was 30 hours long. My soon is very brave to support that!! He is now running with it's electric car in the appartment, he can't get sleep, so this gave me the opportunity to write some diary :)
The last two months in Europe were quite productive, thanks to a nice gift I made to myself before leaving Taiwan: an Acer TravelMate 345T, quite an impressive machine that gave me the opportunity to work on:

  • the first draft for a free library managment software (there)
  • to build up freeduc a database to categorize free software useable in education, the goal is more to allow to package software than categorize, so that software can be easily deployed.
  • to work on Dr. Genius and finally to implement some old stuff of a todo list (well there weren't in the todolist): doublebuffering when moving a figure and a specific toolbar per category of DrGeniusMDIChild. Actually only DrgeoMDIChild use it. The last things may need some more work as it works well only with one GnomeApp. The DrgeoMDIChild toolbar also come with volatile sub toolbar.

Beside that, I was at the LSM event, a very cool non commercial event.

The school will start in one week, it will be paintful to slow down coding but I have decide to implement a database to register and categorize math. exercice, the final goal of the stuff is to allow teacher to build up quickly exercice sheets from exercices in the database. Of course the exercices have to be coded in LaTeX, DrGenius will be very helpfull to design geometric figure in LateX or eps. Oh well this will be a french specific stuff as I'm teaching in a french school. Finally I got a very good excuse to keep coding during this school year :)

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