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flux - Wed, 24/12/2008 - 3:12pm
Implementing GTK+-widgets and other GObjects in C requires quite a bit of boilerplate code - that's hardly news. One obvious way to deal with that is to use a different programming language. If you're into C++, I can recommend the excellent GtkMM C++-bindings for GTK+. Programming GtkMM feels very natural and follows the C++-idioms; it's easy to integrate with std:: and friends. Also, it's LGPL and pure C++.

the song remains the same

flux - Tue, 02/12/2008 - 8:04pm

So, after three years I finally made a new version ttb, my teletekst viewer, which is especially interesting for Dutch-speakers and linguisticly-inclined people studying West-Germanic languages. The new version brings user-help and some cosmetic updates.

the test that stumped them all

flux - Tue, 11/11/2008 - 5:26pm
Most of us are not Donald Knuth, and indeed need to test our software. That is even true for my hobby projects - when I offer software for use by others, it's a matter of craftmanship to deliver the best software possible. It's very hard to foresee all the possible environments (architecture, compiler, library version, ...) where my software might be run. But at least, I can minimize the number of programming errors by testing things as much as possible.

i dream in infra red

flux - Sat, 01/11/2008 - 10:03am

I released mu 0.4 (my e-mail indexing/search tool), and as always, I try to learn things from it.

a kind of magic

flux - Wed, 29/10/2008 - 7:43pm

Today just a short tip: if you are using emacs and git, I can recommend magit.

seek & destroy

flux - Wed, 22/10/2008 - 6:31pm
In my last entry I wrote a bit about optimizing my little project. One other significant optimization I found was inode-sorting, from an idea I got from some old postings on the mutt mailing list.

it's all greek to me

flux - Sun, 28/09/2008 - 8:45am
It's been a while since my last blog entry... I haven't done much work on modest lately, but it is in safe hands. I did start a new little hobby project though; it's called mu, and it's a collection of command line tools to index / search e-mails stored in Maildirs. It doesn't run on N8x0 (yet), but I guess it wouldn't be very hard to port it.

my name is nobody

flux - Sun, 18/05/2008 - 10:13am
It's great to see the improvements in the modest e-mail client. For most people, there should be little reason still to use the old email client. Great thanks to all involved -- my friends from Spain, Belgium, Germany and elsewhere; Vivek, Mox, and all users, contributors etc.

the thing that should not be

flux - Fri, 18/04/2008 - 1:53pm
Just a short note: due to an unfortunate regression, Modest (version: W16 release) does not work with SSL/TLS, breaking providers such as Gmail. See bug 3084. The reason was that what we tested with, differs slightly with the Chinook environment, and so this one fell through the cracks. Mea culpa... Anyhow, the problem has been fixed. If you build things yourself, get the latest (tinymail and modest) and all will work fine.

heeding the call

flux - Thu, 21/02/2008 - 4:16pm
This coming weekend, a big part of our multinational modest-team (Sergio, Berto, Philip and Dirk) will be at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels. There will even be a presentation about the modest e-mail client. So, if you have any questions, suggestions or even some constructive(!) criticism, this is your chance! You can use IM if you're looking for me (diggler[at]

be quick or be dead

flux - Sun, 17/02/2008 - 11:04am
Note, image has not much to do with this post, it's emacs22 running on my N810. More about that in my next post

it was a very good year

flux - Fri, 21/12/2007 - 8:35pm

(and it's not even over yet)

feed the world

flux - Mon, 17/12/2007 - 7:49pm
Yet another modest-post. We received a lot of feature requests and a handful of bugs after our repeated requests.

take a chance on me

flux - Fri, 14/12/2007 - 10:40pm
First, thanks for all the very positive feedback we got about our initial modest release. This was only the start, we'll be making frequent updates - the first one was already today. If you face any particular problem, please let us know.

Some questions I saw in various places:

    beyond the dark sun

    flux - Fri, 07/12/2007 - 11:46pm
    Friday -- another week has flown by. Winter has not really entered Finland yet, there's just ultragray autumn weather, a lots rain, few hours of daylight, not even some Finnish wintersun... But thankfully, my moods are not very dependent on the weather, and I am happily hacking away still.
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