If technology is the future and computers are ubiquitous then software must be the building blocks of our society. Don’t we owe it to ourselves and to each other to make that freely available to everyone? Continue reading Free software for all
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
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!
It’s been quite some time so I wanted to provide an update on the EDI project. The aim was to make getting into Linux development as easy as possible, and to help developers learn how to builds apps using the EFL. Clearly that’s a grand plan and along the way there was a lot of challenges to overcome. The first major hurdle, beyond actually creating a … Continue reading EDI update and shiny new icon
The power of the APIs available to a linux developer is immense. To help illustrate I have a quote from wilsonk who is learning the EFL APIs: Well, I could probably make this thing get me coffee but is it worth the effort 🙂 It’s a good point – where do you even start? EDI – that’s where. We are building a brand new IDE for … Continue reading Taming the power of Linux development
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?
One of the great things about code developed for Linux / Unix is how portable it can be and how it should compile on so many different systems. Autotools is, however, a pain and experiences in the past have proved less fruitless than the ideals foretell. With some help from the Enlightenment developer crowd I set to compile the EFL on OS X Yosemite. Here … Continue reading Compiling EFL on OS X Yosemite
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
“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)
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