Updates

Man, I’ve been busy lately and haven’t had any time to work on Coaster. I haven’t even really had much time for anything other than work. Although I’ve had fun doing it, it’s been hectic.

Most of my time lately has been spent working on converting Master Packing’s current website over to Django so we can quickly develop new applications and easily edit content. I’ve been very impressed with Django’s infrastructure and API, and I’m even more impressed with how the next version is shaping up to look like. They’ve changed it so that a lot of the “magic” is gone and the API is improving. 1.0 should be sweet.

I’ve also been working with the Dojo javascript toolkit as well. It’s a pretty neat toolkit that is pretty powerful. I like how dojo.io.bind works for AJAX requests. They also have dojo.event.connect that works kind of like glib’s event connecting. The documentation is on the bare side (as in, not much at all), but that’s being worked on.

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  • Michael

    Strange that noone is currently working on a full-featured cd burning app for gnome. While I can do about everything using nautilus-cd-burner and banshee, having a real cd burning app would be nice, if only to counter those lame “gnome doesn’t even have a cd burning app” arguments…

    I have been thinking about starting my own project using mono technology… but right now, time is an issue for me, too… :(

  • Jeff Bailey

    I don’t agree that gnome needs a specific CD burning application. It’s nice to be able to say that we don’t need one because we just do the right thing where it matters.

    I think the UI could use interesting tweaks when dealing with removable media so that people see this as special (Make it obvious that now is a bad time to pull out the USB stick, or make it obvious that the burn button needs to be clicked) – but having the deep integration is really nice.

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