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Almost a useful app

Lacks lots of stuff, but the UI is pret­ty much done.

Stuff need­ed be­fore pub­lish­ing:

  • Up­dat­ing posts (PyDS and ad­voga­to)
  • Delet­ing posts (PyDS and ad­voga­to)
  • Post­ing new (ad­voga­to)

Stuff done:

  • Ac­count cre­ation
  • Ac­count edi­tion
  • Post edi­tion
  • Post­ing new (PyD­S)
Sadly, I have lots of work for the next two or three days, so progress will slow.

And.... evil plug­in code! (I will re­do it some­day, may­be):

#Here acctype is one of "pyds" or "advogato"
#Both are mod­ules that de­fine a class called Ed­i­tor,    #which in­her­its a QWid­get 

ex­ec ("im­port "+ac­c­type+" as blog")

Of course, if an evil guy could re­de­fine the list of plug­ins and in­sert an evil mod­ule in­to your PYTHON­PATH, this would RE­AL­LY suck ;-)

The fastest blog in the west

This guy posts 1200 word mag­a­zine-qual­i­ty in­for­ma­tion-­packed ar­ti­cles so ca­su­al­ly...

Now, that was easy!

I al­ways dread the mo­ment when a pack­age has to be shared, and some­thing dis­tributable has to be made. You know, don't for­get any files, and such.

Not to men­tion the an­cil­lary night­mare of make/au­tomake/au­to­con­f/a­clo­cal/etc. I sim­ply trust­ed the kind­ness of strangers for that.

And I nev­er man­aged to make RPMs or any­thing like it. But dis­tu­tils makes in­stalling, dis­tribut­ing, re­al­ly sim­ple.

Here's an ex­am­ple:
#!/usr/bin/env python

from distutils.core import setup

setup (name="klog",
       description="klog: a PyQt blog tool",
       author="Roberto Alsina",
       long_description="""Long description here """


That is enough to build, in­stal­l, cre­ate RPM­s, De­bian pack­ages, in­clude the file in PyP­I, and who knows what else.

Have an­oth­er file in the pro­jec­t? Just toss it in the klog­mod­ules di­rec­to­ry, and it's done!

Of course this is on­ly for python app­s, but I don't see me cod­ing in oth­er lan­guages soon. The on­ly rea­son I got in­to C++ was be­cause there was no de­cent in­ter­pret­ed lan­guage with a de­cent toolk­it!

Second klog post ever

Ok, klog is just a tem­po­rary name, but it's 4AM, and I am not cre­ative. So, what is it? It's a PyQT client to PyD­S.

Look at the pic­ture in the link, if you wan­t!

Now, I am not sure if I will work on it much, since I on­ly did it to learn a bit about XML­R­PC, but it DOES work, or else, you won't be able to read this any­way ;-)

Ra­tio­nale: While PyDS is a great piece of work, edit­ing text through a web page feels like scratch­ing wear­ing gloves. It is doable, but it's not sat­is­fy­ing. So, I tried this just to see how hard it would be... an­swer: not very hard, re­al­ly.

Just to keep me hon­est, and keep the soft­ware some­what de­signed in­stead of piled, I am do­ing a ad­voga­to mod­ule that re­places the PyDS one (of course with much less func­tion­al­i­ty).

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