Monthly Archives: April 2008

Sincerest Forms of Flattery

tidy: they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: the actual amount of code is quite small, and it’s already available in Tidy. challenges: Luca dared me into making a Clutter-based coverflow-like plugin for Rhythmbox, but it was … Continue reading

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Good Intentions/2

gtk+: I’ve been working again on the RecentManager and in trunk you’ll see some new stuff, namely: use GIO to determine the MIME type of a URI, on every platform supported use the file monitoring API to avoid polling the … Continue reading

Posted in C, clutter, crack, developer, glib, GNOME, gtk, Hacking, json-glib | 8 Comments

Being Luis Villa

iain‘s right: this is funnier than the history meme.

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Good Intentions

unique: this morning I released version 0.9.4 of libunique, everyone (least) favourite library for writing single instance applications. it’s mostly a bug fixing release, and since I’ve decided to release 1.0.0 soon, this is also the first release candidate for … Continue reading

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Rhyme the rhyme well

Jason, it’s not just the canvas: writing a simple 2D canvas is trivial — that’s why a lot of applications end up writing their own homegrown one. The hard bits are the animation framework, the event handling and down to … Continue reading

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