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Eric 4 builds nicely on Gentoo (With some PORTAGEDEV stuff...)


Finally got around to updating to Eric 4 on the home workstation/server. Nice looking, though I basically turn off the bulk of the features save the project and file-editing views, and it seems a bit slower and less "snappy" than the Qt3 version. At the moment it doesn't work with my project-management script, so I'll ...

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Ctypes for C++ is going to be a pain due to politics (Bothering language creators is fun...)


Why can't we have compatible C++ name mangling and/or introspection/reflection such that we could write an FFI library for C++ similar to ctypes for C?

Dr. Stroustrup seemed to be of the mind that there is no technical reason not to be able to do it, but that the individual compiler writers and platform developers ...

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Compiled GLE DLL for Win32 (For the compiler-less masses...)


I managed to get the regular Toolkit compilation toolchain all configured and ready-to-go this morning. Result is that we now have a pre-compiled GLE DLL available for Win32 for use with PyOpenGL 3.x. Still missing a pre-compiled TCL/Tk extension (Togl) to get to full coverage of the PyOpenGL 2.x functionality.

Need to look at the ...

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Involuntary upgrade (Eric3 install hosed on the work laptop...)


Came into the caffe intending to "install" the little laptop and then get a few hours of billable work in so that I can pay the rent and buy some cookies. Instead it turns out that I mistakenly allowed Gentoo to upgrade the qt/PyQt version on this laptop when doing a system update.

I could ...

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OLPC-Toronto Game Jam/Sprint (Participants?)


We're thinking of having a Game Sprint on the 16th through the 18th of November (still looking for an appropriate venue). At the moment there's only 2.5 of us. We've got one brainstorm (or a light drizel) of doing a simplified Real-time Strategy game. More powerful downpours welcome.

CMU is going to be doing a ...

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PyGTA Tomorrow (Mind-exploding fun!)


Planning to present continuations at the PyGTA meeting tomorrow. Continuations are the fundamental control construct of computer programming. Everything else is just syntactic sugar. They have some interesting applications when exposed directly, but most people use them to create other abstractions that are easier to understand. Tomorrow we'll be exploring just what these things are ...

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Long Weekends, Long Walks (A few days off...)


This was the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Canada. Had the family over on Sunday (yay!), worked on Saturday, but today was just for relaxing. Went through my OpenGL folder (well, the last 100 or so messages) and fixed a couple of small bugs. I want to release a 3.0.0b1 this week, so if you have ...

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Argh! Proposals! (Completely forgot them today...)


Way too few hours in the day. Need to get proposals put together for PyCon Tutorial and Talk. So little time, so much to get done.

Got the XO and the big laptop sharing via bzr on the workstation at home at least. Big laptop is currently in the middle of upgrading itself as a ...

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