Monthly Archives: September 2015

Open with dialog: A python program


In this entry I will show you how to open a file via Geany text-editor (or any other program) by using Python dialog function. I intend to keep things short and simple and explain majority of things with pictures.

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Python dialog function in action: Opening a file.

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PostX beta1 wallpapers are now available

While I am still working hard to write a new file manager for PostX 0.3 here are the PostX beta1 wallpapers in the mean time.

I uploaded two preview pictures to my GPL gallery:

The full 5 wallpapers set is available as a zip file under the Wallpaper series section below the title: PostX 0.3. beta1 wallpapers.



PostX development update

Here is a short update about PostX 0.3 development.

* Slim display manager is coming back with a new theme.

* PostX 0.3. will use Bluez 4 (if possible) so that the Bluez-alsa connection does not break. Bluez5 currently has no support for Alsa.

*Miimo compression tool will get fixed. While the fixes have already been done I will do someĀ  testing before I release the fix.

* Currently I am writing a new file manager. I decided to name this project as Crosslinker FM. The file manager is written in Python and will hopefully be done in about 1,5 months or a lot sooner. I am also considering about writing a GUI version of Miimo compression tool, which I would include and later integrate to Crosslinker FM. Continue reading

Systemd: the good and the bad

Systemd certainly seems to divide opinions. This “new” init system, which also seeks to be a daemon and a central building block of the Linux today is without a doubt both good and a bad thing.

The good thing about systemd is that it does provide some much needed new functions and keeps things well within “the one single cover”. However, since systemd tries to be very versatile its design also tends to evolve more complex every time a new version gets done. Complexity by itself is not a problem when things do not break and everything goes well. The reality of computer world is however that things do, in general, break sooner or later and in this regard systemd is not perfect. For example: My more powerful computer was able to boot Debian Jessie easily but my Intel Atom build greeted me with a message saying that Systemd malfunctioned – and nothing ended up working. From the previous example it is easy to see that systemd (like all programs) do get bugs which can really ruin the user’s experience. Continue reading