Monthly Archives: July 2008
My two unique holidays weeks this year are being busy. Some party with friends, good sessions of one of my hobbies (maemo development), a well-deserved rest and even sport.
In the last days I have been porting some applications to the Internet Tablets.
Firstly, the most bored application for the users (but I like more ), EasyChem.
EasyChem is an application to draw chemical molecules in 2D. It’s a very simple app but that do very well its function. It can export to .fig and .eps. I will try add a .png exporter.
Though I am a python guy (and not very good at it) and I never learnt C, I have come to a point that I can read C code, and even I can write some GTK and Hildon in C code (but not too much). So with little effort I hildonized EasyChem and now it’s perfectly integrated in maemo: hildon window, menus, fullscreen, filechooser dialogs and so on.
You can download it from the extras repository in your application manager or in its downloads page in maemo.org: Easychem
Another available application in the extras repository now is Hex-a-hop. Hex-a-hop is a very funny puzzle game.
I have got the debian sources and I added a few modifications by pipeline (he was the first one who ported this game to the tablets and put it in Internet Tablet Talk). I modified the icons to the sizes used in maemo, the desktop file, and added a couple of code lines in order that it had an icon in the task navigator. And so it was to the extras repository. My next challenge is add sound to the game.
Try it, it’s very addictive: Hex-a-hop for OS2008
I am just uploading versions for OS2007 and OS2006 for both apps, so it will be available in few hours.