I discovered that the latest version of MonoDevelop has the stetic window designer built into it. This is a very good thing. It will allow me yet another way to create open source programs without using commercial software.
I played around with MonoDevelop yesterday and have an idea of what it would take to convert gdvdslides over to C#. There is a major difference in the way that stetic lays out controls in windows, though. You have to use containers to lay out the controls, and sometimes it requires a lot of containers. In Lazarus, the layout is static and you can anchor the control to any of the four edges of a window, so the Lazarus controls can act just like the ones laid out with stetic.
Another major difference is how events are connected. I haven’t played with that yet, but I expect it to conform to the ‘signals’ and ‘sinks’ method used by the underlying GTK library.
My ebook reader quit completely on me yesterday. Again. I will be looking into a real ebook reader. In the meantime, if you entertain thoughts of purchasing a Cooler reader, my advice is don’t do it.
So, mail delivery has gone from twice daily, seven days a week, down to once a day, 5 days a week. The more days you eliminate from delivery, the more money will be saved, so why not three days a week, or even two days? This is a typical solution to a problem caused by a government-run business. This is what always happens when government is involved in business. Got that, GM? AIG?
Silly sign of the day:
Free/Open Source Software
- Ubuntu dumps the brown, introduces new theme and branding
- 6 of the Best Free Linux Food and Drink Software
- Canonical CEO Elucidates on Lucid Lynx Linux Server
- Igelle DSV: A New Fast Lightweight Linux
- CeBIT 2010: Linux Successes, Challenges
- The Three Giants of Linux
- Getting Loopy: Performance Loopers For Linux Musicians
- Rugged railroad computer runs Linux
- Ubuntu Lucid Lynx changes its spots
- The Linux Desktop Will Have Its Day: Q&A With Canonical Founder Mark Shuttleworth
“It’s Mine, and You Have to Pay (and Pay and Pay) For It”
- EFF: Unintended Consequences – Twelve Years Under the DMCA
- Is Apple launching a patent war?
- USTR Responds To Sen. Wyden About ACTA; Admits It Hopes ACTA Will Cover Patents Too
- RealNetworks Drops Fight to Sell DVD Copying Software
- Rep. Conyers Compares Lack Of A Performance Right Tax To Slavery
- Verizon Case Marks a First for Patent Holder
- LibDems score copyright coup
- If you blog unauthorized “Daily Show” or “Colbert” clips, Viacom will sue your ass
Local and Other News
- Homeland Security wants to pick your brains
- Monster botnet held 800,000 people’s details
- The Wrong Policy at the Wrong Time
- How UK Chiropractors’ Attempt To Silence One Critic Created The Backlash That May Change Chiropractics In The UK
- US urges ‘action’ needed to fight net attacks
- ‘Severe’ OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto
- Microsoft embraces another Linux company
- Denial of bot net service
- Windows: New, improved & more insecure than ever