Of course, one thing lead to another and it's starting to look more like a word processor than anything else, but ... well, how about a stylesheet editor?
Sure, you can use the "Style" tab, and edit at will, but that's not exactly fun for everyone.
So, let's work on one. Here's the video of the current status:
Of course, this is about 1/20th of the stylesheet editor, but at least the dialog is there, and most of the remaining work is wiring dialogs, which is quick using designer.
Yes, the program known so far as "my rst2pdf editor/previewer application" is now called Bookrest.
What's a bookrest? It's a thing you put a book on.
Why Bookrest? I hope someday people will have books open in bookrest. Plus, it ends with "rest", which is the preferred abbreviation for reStructured Text.
And what's the outline view? It's a clickable tree with the outline of the document, of course.
As usual, let's go to the video:
The background rendering was done using python's awesome multiprocessing module.
These are the visitors of this site in the last 10 minutes or so:
Let's see: Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Turkey, Brazil, Thailand, Austria.
I know most people are not impressed by this kind of thing anymore, but I am old enough to have had to buy ftp sites on CD (Remember the Infomagic collection? I had like 10 of those).
In 1994 I was one of the first ten or so to have a mail account in my university ( in fact, since I had root, I could have been the first one ;-) and the web was a wasteland ... you could not even find porn!
So, knowing that my blog has some sort of a following, even if it's a handful of people and that it's close to being 10 freaking years old, and it comes from a time when they were not even called blogs... is making me feel strange today.
This blog is one of the specific things I have done longer.
I have been a husband for 4 years.
I have been a dad for 3.
I was active in KDE for 4.
My company is about 2 years old
Of course there are obvious and/or fuzzy things I have done much longer:
I have been involved in free software 15 years.
I have worked with computers 18 years
I have programmed 30 years (started on paper, kids!)
I have inhaled and exhaled regularly for 38 years
But a specific thing, I can point at and say "that's mine, I did it"? This blog is proobably my longest-lived project.
I don't see myself not having it. I see myself not posting for a month or so, I do that every now and then, but not having a blog? I can't see it.
I have added things though, so it's not a static deadend thing.
I am loving screencasts (thanks to qt-recordmydesktop and youtube). I enjoy twitter and identi.ca very much.
So, this rambling post is just my unfocused way of saying that what I love about having a blog is that someone reads it. So, let's do something worth blogging about ;-)