Multi-touch on Enlightenment

At FOSDEM yesterday I was demoing the Enlightenment IDE that I have been working on. My laptop is a touchscreen and I had it in tablet mode for the demo, so far so good. Until a couple of sharp attendees noted that there was no multi-touch. Huh, neither it does. Enter rasterman – “Did you enable xinput2.2?”, erm no, no I didn’t… Passing –enable-xinput22 to … Continue reading Multi-touch on Enlightenment

Be part of the future today – get coding!

There’s little doubt that computers are here to stay, they’re embedded in most aspects of modern life and will continue to be a growing part of our daily interactions. In a world of geek chic, wearables and mytwitterbookplus it’s no longer a beatable offence to be interested in technology or computers. Add to that the salary that’s associated with a good software job is comparable with a … Continue reading Be part of the future today – get coding!

Can you crowd fund open source software?

The open source movement is quite something – people spending their own precious spare time to make the world a better place. Software that is everywhere and quite literally runs the web has it’s source code freely available to be examined, modified and learned from (even duplicated or repackaged!). In an environment where it’s people’s spare time alone, building a team to cover usability, design and … Continue reading Can you crowd fund open source software?

Enlightenment Dev Day 2014 – Düsseldorf

Another year another E developer day right? Almost. This time was different – I was up to present… Showing the guys how my IDE project was going and why they should all get involved in helping me out. This fitted the theme of the event quite well – Raster started the day by showing how much faster the EFL is growing than GTK+ or Qt … Continue reading Enlightenment Dev Day 2014 – Düsseldorf

Accelerating the return to enlightenment (With linux on a Yoga 2 Pro)

“If you want to succeed then you need to immerse yourself in the problem” – wise advice from a business mentor of mine… My long serving Apple Macs run everything – work, media, side project coding and now VMs filled with Linux and Enlightenment. They are shiny and solid but have strange keyboard layouts, nonstandard hardware and a bad implementation of virtual desktops that get … Continue reading Accelerating the return to enlightenment (With linux on a Yoga 2 Pro)

Building an Enlightened IDE

So I mentioned before a project called EDI and I’ve been posting some info online but I never really described it here. So – for my faithful followers – what am I up to? In absence of other active projects (such as growing a company, establishing a software platform or maintaining apps) I decided to get back to some Enlightenment development. After around 8 years … Continue reading Building an Enlightened IDE