Yesterday was the first day of two of the Open Hard- and Software Workshop (www.ohsw.de) in Munich. My first reason to attend it, was to meet the guys from the GTA04 project again. But now I am presentating my LCD Multitouch table there.
The day started with a presentation of Nikolaus Schaller about the status of the GTA04 project.
After him, I had my presentation. You find the slides here: OHSW Präsentation MultiTouch Couch Tisch.
There will be also a video of it, but I didn’t looked at it to see how good it is. If it is ok, I will upload it to Youtube.
At the afternoon, we also saw a presentation about SHR, the programming language Vala and an extension board for the Freerunner for RFID/NFC.
In the evening we sat together and had nice chats about various open source topics.
Let’s have a look, what the second day will bring.
In preperation for the Open Hard- and Software Workshop (www.ohsw.de) in Munich on 2nd-4th December I created a new video of my multitouch couch table.
This time it runs Bodhi Linux 1.2.0
I finally found some time to push some of my projects to GitHub.
.) Efl- Sharp – https://github.com/SabotageAndi/efl-sharp
My C# bindings for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries. I didn’t have much time in the last weeks to work further on them, but I will need them for another project, so there will be more new stuff in the future.
.) uTouch Gentoo ebuilds – https://github.com/SabotageAndi/gentoo-portage-overlay
I ported my intial ebuilds to the latest versions of various packages and took the opportunity to also push these to GitHub.
In the repository will be also other ebuilds, as an ebuild for the driver for the Ralink rt3572 wlan chip.
Have fun with it.
It is long ago that I wrote the last blog post here, but in the future I hope there will be more posts with lots of interessting development stuff 😉
And here is the interessting stuff.
I started writing C# bindings for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL). They are used in the windowmanager E17 and are designed for usage from small, embedded devices up to multi core desktop pc’s.
You will find all important information on their website: www.enlighenment.org
You can find the sources here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21420050/efl-sharp.tar.gz
I started implementing some common elementary widgets and some methods of edje to load an edje-file and get the loaded widgets.
What does currently not work:
There is some code for that already there, but it does not work at all.
.) The autotools build system
I used MonoDevelop as my IDE, which should generate Makefiles and all the stuff. But there are some major bugs in this generation. I didn’t have the time until now to fill bugs or patch MonoDevelop, but this is on top of my todo list.
How to get something build that is working
1.) run autogen.sh
2.) build the bindings with MonoDevelop
3.) run sudo make install
4.) go to %PREFIX%/lib/efl-sharp – here are the assemblies installed
5.) add executable right to all dll’s with sudo chmod +x *.dll
6.) install the libraries in the Global Assembly Cache: run for every dll-file sudo gacutil -i %FILENAME% -package efl-sharp
Now you have installed the libraries and you can work with it.
As an example app I started to write the RSS- reader efeed.
You can get the sources from here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21420050/efeed.tar.gz
A screenshot: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21420050/efeed.png
Currently it is more an example and test app, but I plan to extend it to a more usefull application.
I appreciate any feedback and suggestions for efl-sharp and efeed