Thoughts and updates on open-source programming, C++, and GNOME

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Spring in Minnesota

Ahhh, spring in Minnesota. It has reached 50F (10C), most of the snow has now melted, and the neighbors are out doing yardwork and sunbathing with their shirts off.

Monday, March 19, 2007

GNOME Developer Tools

I feel like my GNOME development environment is finally becoming really comfortable. This weekend, while working a little bit on Agave, I ran into a couple issues, and fired up Nemiver to debug the problems. Then I made the commit using giggle.

In the past, I've used GNOME applications for web browsing, checking email, viewing images, listening to music, and all of my other day-to-day computer activities. But I've never really had any GNOME tools that I've been able to use for development. It feels like we're finally making progress on some good basic development tools for GNOME, which makes me really happy. In addition to the ones I mentioned, there's also some really great stuff happening in the new versions of glade3, and there seems to be some good stuff happening in Anjuta as well (though I don't personally use an IDE). All in all, I'm pretty positive about the future of developer tools in GNOME.

In other news, Ruby is still the-cutest-baby-ever™ and doing really well. We're even getting some decent sleep (though decent is pretty relative I suppose).


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Hello World

Ruby says hi:


She's sleeping on my arm right now.

It was a long labor, but Joanne made it through without needing any medication, and they're both doing well. Now if we could just get some decent sleep...