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I was playing with Pymaemo Hildon module in Maemo 5 SDK, and I thought it was a good idea to put some code examples to use some of the new widgets with Python since in the new tutorial there are only examples in C and some people aren’t comfortable in this language (I include myself).
The widgets with which I have been playing till now is the following ones:
In these links you have a small python example of each. Some of them are a rewrite from the C code in the tutorial and other are written for me from scratch. Don’t hope big and complex examples
Finally there is a widget that I think it hasn’t had an improvement in Fremantle and it hasn’t alternative in the default set: Hildon Number Editor.
I can’t use it with my fingers.
I wrote a few months ago a widget in Python that was doing the same function but that could be used by the fingers (you can do it smaller too, at your election):
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 :P), 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.
It seems there is a new feature in the maemo downloads page, bug 2155. (And other new bugs)
So if you have your application in the extras repository, now you have a measure of your application downloads from the repository:
Undoubtedly it’s a very good news and I hope now that we have this option more developers upload her packages to the extras repository. It’s a small feature but the progresses they will do in this field soon, surely will be more reasons for upload packages to the extras repository.
Between exam and exam, I had time to launch Maemo WordPy’s new version.
Well it was almost finished and there was a beta in extras-devel repository and it seemed it was working well and it became slightly popular but I didn’t want to launch the final version until I wasn’t receiving the n810 to be able to test the OS2008 version.
So launching it today, I have time to rest and to enjoy tomorrow during my birthday.
Well, here there is a list of the new features for this version:
- Powerful image edition.
- New preferences with support for multiple accounts.
- Define images in offline and upload it when publish. Yes it’s possible now!
- Insert flickr images in an article.
- Upload images to flickr.
- Option for set font size.
- Zoom in text with hardware keys.
- OS2008: Preview article tab.
- OS2008: Option for finger-friendly scrollbars.
- OS2007-OS2006: Preview article in the browser.
- WordPress: Categories sorted alphabetically.
- WordPress: Option for allow or avoid pings.
- Blogger support: Write articles, set labels, upload local images to Picasa, publish/draft. Thanks to Jayesh Salvi.
An explanation, the support for Picasa is only when you want to insert a local image in an article. In the future there will be major support for Picasa, especially if MS-love-Yahoo goes out forward.
- A nice easter-egg. It’s a small silly thing, but it can be funny. I am going to add a small easter egg in every new version. Please, python gurus, don’t look at the code
Only for Blogger
If you have installed Erminig, you will have gdataclient 1.0.9 installed.
Maemo WordPy depends on the same library but I have called it python-gdata (taking Debian’s directives) and I have upload it to the extras repository.
I have uploaded the version 1.0.10, which has support for Picasa, this way if you have gdataclient 1.0.9 you will not be able to upload images to Picasa.
There is a solution, uninstall gdataclient and to reinstall Maemo WordPy, with what you will install the new python-gdata version and I think Erminig will be able to work with this version equally.
As you can see this version has a good jump in features, so if there is some problem, please to comment it. Feedback is welcome.
You can download the new version, following the instructions in its web: Install Maemo WordPy
Or it’s possible that already it’s available in your application manager.
You can see the roadmap as it’s changing with every version, since the people suggest ideas to improve Maemo WordPy: Roadmap.