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python distutils vs. me
i've spend my week to find someone to build and maintain a RPM for pyxdg (Python bindings for FreeDesktop)

i recieved a mail from mandrake cooker maintainer explaining that they don't want the rpm to use the distutils in post intallation ... ok ...

python setup.py --help-commands | grep RPM
bdist_rpm create an RPM distribution

Oh My God !

python setup.py bdist_rpm
# ...
ls dist/
pyxdg-0.5-1.noarch.rpm pyxdg-0.5-1.src.rpm pyxdg-0.5.tar.gz

so pyxdg will get soon into mandrake cooker :D

16 Apr 2004 (updated 16 Apr 2004 at 15:31 UTC) »
openMOSIX + Knoppix
I played with openMOSIX this nigh from 00h00 to 04h00 at university. As i've already worked with openMOSIX, i wanted to try it on live CD : found clusterKNOPPIX and Quantian. It's magic : just insert the CD and that's all, you can work on your cluster. I've worked with 6 Pentium 4 2GHz and run some benchmarks (e.g. cdparanoia + oggenc, etc): it did pretty fast :D.

Artouste : une plateforme libre pour l'enseignement et la recherche
Knoppix-based distro for scientific stududents
I'm working since last summer on a KNOPPIX based distro designed for scientific students. My friend and i have worked a lot to get rid of KDE (excessive memory consumption) in favor of XFCE4 which is also Qter :D We're having troubles with non-free software (e.g. scilab) but it's getting finalized. We have a big CD usage issue so we only have French locale : btw we are just targetting our own university and may be some other french universities.

French wiki
Pau Logiciels Libres Association
artouste-0.6RC4.iso
artouste-0.6RC4.iso.md5

xmlrpclib.Server("http://www.advogato.org/XMLRPC")
Some of you may have noticed that i have fucked up the blog diary because of an unbalanced quote and bold tag. The result was that the entire page was in bold and that the Edit page was broken (couldn't edit/preview anymore) ... i guess the tag parser failed -- if there is one. Amen, xmlrpclib saved us ! i've just opened a python shell : login, retrieve my last entry, edit, send and that's all :D

3 Apr 2004 (updated 13 Apr 2004 at 05:47 UTC) »
IEnumerableTools

I'm just back from the hairdresser... A cutie was washing my hair while i start thinking of Python2.3 itertools. I think i can map theses functions to C# IEnumerable. It would a good job to get some C# practice. I'll also have to learn NUnit and the C# embedded documentation system. I would give a good overview of C# and may be fun.

3, 2, 1 ... go-mono !

2 Apr 2004 (updated 3 Apr 2004 at 00:32 UTC) »
C# Enumerate

Hi.

I'm learning C# since wednesday. The foreach loop statement is pretty usefull but is missing a feature : you can't iterate trought a sequence and get (index, element). I wanted to make something like the Python 2.3 enumerate.

Enumerate.cs
HTMLized Enumerate.cs

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