Older blog entries for Damian (starting at number 2)

Since I haven't dropped in in a while, I thought I'd add in a new diary entry. I have things to reply to. Lots of interesting articles here.

Also, gmage was dropped due to cheating concerns, and the (contestable) fact that Delphi for Linux will be out RSN. The Windows version of the program is written in Delphi, too, so it'll be interesting to see how it comes out. It's just a pity that I don't like Pascal/Delphi any more. Oh well.

ghaz has got me started on another project which we've tentatively dubbed "agatha". It's aiming to be a Linux port of the Mac program "Sherlock". Currently things are looking much better (you can't cheat in a program which consults search engines), however the HTML side of things is looking a bit spaghetti-like.

If anyone can tell me about a nice library that can interpret HTML... Oh, and preferably is not CVS, since I'm all firewalled up here. I might look into libgtkhtml soonish.

Well, I finally got the backend cardinfo parser integrated with decked proper. There's not much functionality there at the moment, but it shouldn't be too hard to add new functions - I've done all the gruntwork in previous function implementations.

Current goals are getting plaintext deck files to save, then open... After that, moving cards up and down, which will be interesting, then probably rc file antics.

Finally, the easiest job should be the card filtering, although it might take a little thinking. It'll have to be iterative, to start, but until I can index the card list, there's not much hope.

Feel free to grab the code from my home page, but please be aware that it's still pre-alpha. Design suggestions welcome, as long as they won't eat into my coding time. ;)

I just made two Window Maker themes... Yes, I know, I have too much time on my hands. They're on my home page. Now I'm off to do some decked work. I have to track down segfaults. After that, I'll add in the cardinfo.dat -> decked parser.

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