I made another theme, which has consumed most of my day.
If anyone's interested in writing an IRC bot in python (I have some code already), or has some good ideas for sawfish hacks, mail me. I really need ideas/motivation.
It seems like the GNOME guys can't win with this libs thing. With an integrated gnome-libs, people talk about "bloat" and want to split everything up. The problem is, this just adds more bloat for anyone who uses gnome, because in addition to gnome-libs and gtkhtml, we will also have to load GtkCanvas, CscHtml, and XLibHtml (for those who think gtk adds too much bloat), if we want to pick the best programs for our needs. What if console apps decided that libc was too bloated and forked off stdlib and stdio? Merging widgets into gtk+ won't really help either, because after everybody adds their favorite widget into gtk+ you'll end up with libgnomeui. Splitting everything up and removing dependencies will just decrease the number of features, and increase the amount of bloat because every bit of code has to implement its own functionality instead of using libs. Dependencies rather than writing your own code is good. Of course, one could fall victim to feature creep, but that's another story.
Getting ready for AP tests. CS is Tuesday, European History Friday, and Bio week after next. Still trying to find a project I really enjoy. I'm probably going to put my geforce back in now that there are decent drivers. I also looked at the GtkHx source and got a few ideas for features I could implement.
Started to work on gquiz
again. I love Python :-)
My next project is probably going to be to look into python bindings for gdk-pixbuf and gnome-score, which I can put to good use in gquiz.
Today I replaced my GeForce with a friend's G400. The performance difference is incredible. If 3D gaming under linux is a concern for you, I recommend the G400. After spending a couple hours banging my head against DRI, I tried GLX. GLX support was great, and I now have another distraction (Unreal Tournament) from the things I should be doing.
Installed Helix Gnome. Pretty cool, easy, and bug-free (for me at least) It comes with a lot of cool software which I don't have the energy to find, download, and compile, so I like it.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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