I wanted to start looking at other uses for vector graphics in an application as I develop Fyne further. Then it came to me, a card game! I managed to find a great public domain set of graphics and whipped up a card back from the fyne logo. From there laying out a simple solitaire board was a piece of cake by just implementing fyne.Layout … Continue reading That’s a Fyne deck of cards
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
The open source track planning software XTrackCAD is a fantastic tool in anyone playing with model railways but without a stable release in 5 years it’s lagged a little behind Apple’s operating system updates. Installing on OS X 10.10 does not work out of the box but if you follow these steps you’ll have a running application in no time. Download and install the latest … Continue reading Installing XTrackCAD on OS X Yosemite
Having been satisfied with the beta releases of OS X Yosemite all I can say is that the final release is a disappointment. My machine which ran stably from one beta to the next is now rebooting due to fatal errors almost every day since release. Apple… Where are you? Continue reading OS X Yosemite final release less stable than betas
So I’m trying out Linux for the first time in over 5 years. Mainly to get back on board with Enlightenment development, partly due to frustrations with Mac OSX and also because every software engineer should be up to speed with how it’s progressing. This leads me to the question if is it ready… Ready for what? Wide stream adoption? Frustration free desktop? A better … Continue reading Linux, is it ready?
Or it seems like it! My latest MacBook Pro has frozen completely 3 times in the last fortnight. This machine has not been upgraded to mavericks yet either. Seems like whether or not you do the upgrade you’ve got problems on the OSX desktop. I don’t think Apple can blame Gmail for all the issues I’m seeing… Continue reading My Mac’s dying…
Apple Computers. The renegades, the designers, the pirates, the company that “Thinks Different“, fighting big blue and bringing research projects to market. Fighting a world of desktop computer monopolies, leading the smart phone market and defining the tablet. And now struggling to differentiate themselves from all the other mass market software providers – really? In my series on returning to Linux and the Enlightenment desktop … Continue reading Apple… Where are you?
It was over 10 years ago that I started coding on Enlightenment, having discovered the window manager at Uni back when E 0.16 was what the cool geeks were using. The project was busy and full of excitement about the new libraries (EFL), the rewrite of the window manager for 0.17 and the many features this would provide. 3 years of fun coding later, many … Continue reading Enlightened 2014
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