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Shareware has always seemed weird to me

Any­one ac­tu­al­ly buy­ing Tree?

Be­cause I just have to won­der: I am pret­ty sure I could clone it in a week­end.

It's very ba­sic, on­ly for Mac...

And yet the au­thor asks for $40 for the full ver­sion. Tell you what, read­er­s, pledge me $400 (amer­i­can dol­lars, that is ;-) and I prom­ise I can de­liv­er:

  • An app of sim­i­lar fea­­tures

  • Open Source

  • Mul­ti­­plat­­form (Mac/Win/Lin­ux at least)

In one week. While do­ing my job and tak­ing care of my boy.

In fac­t, I don't ex­pect it to take more than one full day of cod­ing, and 400 bucks is more than my usu­al rate any­way.

If I don't re­lease it, don't give me the mon­ey and keep the code any­way, which would be in a pub­lic re­po for progress mon­i­tor­ing.

Session 5 is slightly delayed

I planned to have it ready for to­day, but my cur­rent con­sult­ing job (mi­grat­ing a firm from Ex­change to FLOSS) is get­ting a bit gnarly (most­ly be­cause of Out­look 2000) (Yes, I know).

It may be done this sat­ur­day, maybe next tues­day, I just don't know yet.

PyQt by Example (Session 1) available in spanish, and other updates

Thanks to Se­bastián Bassi, there is now a span­ish trans­la­tion of the first part of the se­ries. You can read it here.

Al­so, be­cause of a mis­take I made, to­do.py has lacked mean­ing­ful com­ments for a while. That's fixed now.

Al­so, there is a new RSS feed specif­i­cal­ly for this tu­to­ri­al se­ries.


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