Archives April 2012

2Day Python (Our Tutorial for Software Carpentry)

Went to the Ladies Learning Code Python session dry run this evening and it reminded me that we never got the Software Carpentry tutorial up.  It's now available for live reading at:

http://readthedocs.org/docs/2daypython/

and you can branch and alter/adapt the source (in restructured text) as you wish using:

bzr ...

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Announcing the Fussy Firmware Packager

As mentioned a while ago, I was looking for a firmware packager that would allow for "user uploads a signed bundle" style upgrades for hardware devices.  Esky is similar (even a similar on-disk layout), but focused on cross-platform and distutils-based "application" setup.  Fussy is intended for "core of a system" setups, where the entire user ...

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Libraries Exposing 8-bit Binary Strings to Python 3, Best Practice?

Query came up on PyOpenGL-dev this morning about how to handle GLchar pointer arguments.  These are binary-specified arguments, they are human-readable text *most* of the time, ascii source-code and identifiers, that kind of thing, but nothing about GLchar pointer requires that they be ascii.  They *are* 8-bit character strings (that's what GLchar pointer means ...

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Firmware Upgrade Module?

I'm wondering if this package exists, preferably in Python (well, I *know* it exists, as I wrote it for a commercial project, and can't use it any more.  I'm hoping there's an Open Source version I can enhance for future use):

  • bundle a .tar.gz (signed, optionally encrypted) for delivery to ...

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