Monthly Archives: January 2009

In Hobart

Today was the first day of the mini-conferences that lead up to linux.conf.au later on this week.  I arrived yesterday after an eventful flight from Perth. I was originally meant to fly out to Melbourne on the red eye leaving on Friday at 11:35pm, but just before I checked in they announced that the flight […]

Getting “bzr send” to work with GMail

One of the nice features of Bazaar is the ability to send a bundle of changes to someone via email.  If you use a supported mail client, it will even open the composer with the changes attached.  If your client isn’t supported, then it’ll let you compose a message in your editor and then send […]

Using Twisted Deferred objects with gio

The gio library provides both synchronous and asynchronous interfaces for performing IO.  Unfortunately, the two APIs require quite different programming styles, making it difficult to convert code written to the simpler synchronous API to the asynchronous one. For C programs this is unavoidable, but for Python we should be able to do better.  And if […]