2004-02-02 20:34

And so does uqbar

It's better than I remember. Specially because the SF CVS version is newer than all the copies I had on disk (I wonder how that happened).

In fact, it has a nice trick to create error dialogs from any exception I am lifting right away for other apps :-)

The only problem it does have is that python's urllib and urllib2 support for FTP seems to suck.

You can't choose the username and password?

Sailor (Gutenberg's main server) is picky about the password you send, and [email protected], which urllib insist on using ([email protected]) doesn't pass muster.

And ftplib, which can do the right thing, doesn't let me give progress of the download, which would make the program awful.

Oh, well.

2004-02-02 19:21

KRsN lives!

Yeah, I fixed the same bug that was making images/whatever not work in Notty, (and that is, of course, a feature of pybrowser), and it works!.

So, I can now skim all my news quickly again :-)

As soon as I release Notty (it's pretty close), KRsN is the next in the pipeline to get a scrubbing and a release.

Of course, anything can happen, like a really good date, then everything goes on hold for a couple of weeks or months ;-)

2004-02-02 18:09

PyBrowser: a nicer QTextBrowser

Here's the code for a modified QTextBrowser I am using. I hope it's useful for someone else, too :-)

The main differences:

  • It can open URLs
  • Images referenced from the text work
  • It prints (stolen shamelessly from helpviewer)

It's in the public domain, enjoy!

2004-02-01 18:41

Good news in PyQt

Phil´s support is great. That´s good enough news, but he helped me make images-and-http-in-qtextbrowser work again.

I think I will package that widget neatly, because it´s of general usefulness.

2004-01-29 19:09

Looks like work to me.

It seems I can't just stop working, so I will now be teaching three courses (24 hours/week) plus the consulting, plus whatever.

I wonder why I do that.

2004-01-27 13:34

Screenshot of Notty today

Since I uploaded Notty to Sourceforge (get it from CVS), I thought it would be nice to show what it looks like nowadays.

So here's a screenshot. If that link doesn't work, try this one.

It is mostly a working app, although still pretty basic. You can use it, you can create notes, you can even export them to HTML (working fairly well, except for links to other notes, which don't get fixed).

I am even using it to document itself (see docs/help.notty in the sources, it's a notty file)

Specially nice is Silvercity's code-block directive, which you can see used in the screenshot (look at the yellow fragment).

I'd say it is right now a pretty decent documentation writing tool, although the editor component is too featureless.

2004-01-26 13:10

Synergy with myself.

Is there a name for that? It's like picking oneself by one's bootstraps.

But anyway, I have been writing a bunch of little PyQt projects in the last year or so, and they all seem to share something with each other.

Writing KrSN, I worked on making a pseudo/browser using QTextBroser... which is the note-displaying element in Notty... which now is getting a reStructuredText editor... which will be used in Bartleblog... for which I learned how to use XMLRPC.. which I will use to write a Notty server... and so on.

Of course, since I am doing all this as a hobby, a reasonable release of all these apps is still months in the future (KRsN is usable, although incomplete, Notty will probably be out in a decent shape first), but I am only coding for fun, any use anyone gets of it is strictly a happy side-effect, so... it's amusing in its own terms.

2004-01-26 12:53

Finding a needle in a haystack is EASY...

...all you need is either a very strong magnet, or some fire and a sieve.

But finding a post I agree with in Slahdot... now that is a hard thing.

But here's one!

2004-01-25 10:00

Mental oops

Who´s Hugo? Why am I calling Georg Hugo? Is Alzheimer coming for me? ;-)

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