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

Taming the power of Linux development

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

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

Compiling XTrkCad from source on Mac OSX

Well it’s railway time and I’m finding that my plans are far more elaborate than ever before so I need a way of planning the layout so I can test various turnouts and track combinations before I have to start cutting track etc. No bother when there is great software out there to help you and XTrkCad is just such a great (and open source) … Continue reading Compiling XTrkCad from source on Mac OSX