This is the archive for June 2007. Recent posts can be found at the main blog page.
Note that the website only supports hotel bookings up to 6 nights; I made my 7 day reservation over the phone (see the Etap web page for phone number).
I’m looking forward to attending the conference and meeting all the lovely Gnome people!
I should have updated my hackergotchi long time ago… figured it makes sense to do so before attending Guadec.
That’s right, I have irresistible long hair now! Oh, the tan is just a camera flash/gimp artefact. My skin colour has not changed that much over the last two years…
Yay, finding fonts seems to work:
Code in the Gnome Specimen bzr branch.
Update: Included in Gnome Specimen 0.3
Some time ago I registered the Gnome Specimen product in Launchpad, mainly for these reasons:
Today I discovered people are actually using it to file bugs/feature requests, so I decided it would be a good idea to “officially” use it from now on. Here we go:
The first Gnome Specimen bug is already fixed!
(Even though Launchpad is not OSS—no cookie for you—it works pretty well to track bugs and feature requests for another project of mine, the Almost No Effort Web Toolkit, a set of useful and mostly clean and non-obtrusive PHP libraries.)
Note: Gnome Specimen 0.3 is available as well.
I proudly present Gnome Specimen 0.2, your favourite tool for previewing and comparing fonts. It has been a while since the initial Gnome Specimen release happened. Since then, development has slowed down a bit… however, Gnome Specimen is still alive!
User-visible changes in this release:
Translation updates (the Gnome community rocks):
Get it while it’s hot! Download Gnome Specimen 0.2 now!
bzr branchthat url)
There’s a provisionary Debian package as well, thanks to Daniel Holbach of Ubuntu fame. He has also uploaded Gnome Specimen 0.2 to Ubuntu Gutsy, so it is apt-gettable already! In the mean time, Debian and Ubuntu users may just download the file and run
dpkg -i gnome-specimen_0.2-0_all.deb (as root) to install it.
Other distros will soon follow I hope… Og Maciel already packaged Gnome Specimen for Foresight Linux.
If you want the functionality of
which in a Python program, i.e. you want to look up the file system path for a given executable, you may use this simple function:
def which(e): return ([os.path.join(p, e) for p in os.environ['PATH'].split(os.pathsep) if os.path.exists(os.path.join(p, e))] + [None])
The return value is the full path or None if the executable was not found. Easy enough!
Wouter Bolsterlee, also known as uws, a postmodern geek living in the Netherlands. Read more about me…
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