I now use gnome-terminal instead of xterm. I like the
right-click on URL feature a lot, has been completely
stable, and acts very much like xterm in all noticable
respects. XChat now also has the right-click on URL
feature. These are both excellent programs.
Havoc ported the Tk Text widget to GTK+. That is amazing.
A long time ago I ported the Tk Packer (included with GTK+
as GtkPacker). With the porting of Tk's Packer and Text
widgets to GTK+, I think it's safe to say we have
accomplished an amazing amount of software reuse in the
toolkit area, something people talk alot about and you
rarely see happen. It's probably good to note that it is
because Tk's license is extremely flexible. That's also
something that seems to be going away in software as we see
more MPL and non-GPL compatible licenses. Of course, if Tk
was GPL, it would have been useless too since GTK+ is a LGPL
I just got a IP Wireless
Modem for my Palm V. Sorry, they are not accepting any
more Beta testers. There may be a lack of a good free ssh
client for the Palm Pilot. The only one seems to not have
very good terminal emulation, so it might not be useable. I
need to play around with it some more. It's also requires a
lot of typing to connect, which sucks. However, it is free
software so these things can be fixed and probably will as
this type thing becomes more popular.
I was impressed by my ability to surf the web using my Pilot
at Fudruckers earlier today. Of course, I ate too much and
thought I was going to die, and now that's all tied together
as one cool event.
We have had deadlines at work every day for the last 2
weeks. It is very stressful and we miss about every other
deadline. ;-) But we are making good progress and hopefully
it will lighten up a bit next month.
I want to start working on a free software project again
next month (see above paragraph about how I'm hoping things
will lighten up a bit work-wise). I do not know what project
to work on. It seems to me that all projects are pretty
boring or overly-complex. ;-(
One possibility is to try and enhance theme support in GTK+
so that we can make it emulate other toolkits with
perfection, or close to perfection. This would require
adding some things to gtkrc parsing so that we can have
per-widget class attributes. This would allow us to do some
things like write the scrollbar code to allow moving the
scrollbar buttons to different positions without a hack.
Of course, I want to get that port of GTK+ to BeOS
integrated into the CVS tree sometime soon. Someone actually
sent something to me saying they wanted to *use* it.
There are other ideas I have, but they are
create-a-new-project ideas, and I think finishing or
enhancing something would be better.
What I don't want, is to be working on more than one project
at a time. Tends to result in nothing getting done.