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OSNews, Generic OSes Hobbies. Where would the computer industry be without them? Arguably, there wouldn't be a computer industry had it not been for hobbyists in the first place. The ineffable need to scratch an itch does still percolate even in this closed down world of big mainstream technology from big companies opposed to the little guy innovating. OSNews asks, what are you working on? We want to hear from you about your hobby projects (technology related or otherwise) to get a sense of what the community is cooking up for love of it, rather than because you're paid to do so. Share and enjoy!
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What am I not doing?
by Morgul on Wed 9th Jun 2010 04:27 UTC
Morgul
Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's see. Easiest thing is to check out my project management site: http://projects.g33xnexus.com/

Though it's been touched the least, the most interesting thing I'm working on is a Python/Qt based web browser. ( http://projects.g33xnexus.com/coconut/wiki/Overview/ ) It has a rather beautiful settings system, is designed around the idea of using the address bar as a command line, has a wicked keybinding system, and I end up using is almost as often as Chrome. It needs more work... but with two-ish developers, I'm happy with how far it's come.

Also, I'm working on the project management that site is hosted on. Also python (django) based, I'm trying to create a viable alternative to redmine (which, while useful, is a huge resource hog. EPIC runs in a quarter the memory, and doesn't leak, like redmine.) ( http://projects.g33xnexus.com/epic/wiki/Overview/ )

Other than that? I'm making a (gasp) python based FPS Sneaker/Shooter (Panda3D) called Damnation. ( http://projects.g33xnexus.com/rfi-damnation/wiki/ )

The rest are just little things, like a PyQt based digital roleplaying charactersheet binder, and some odds and ends. (Also doing a site for a webcomic, but that's paid work... still a hobby though.)

Hey, any python developers looking for projects? I've got plenty, could use some help. ;)

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RE: What am I not doing?
by Kroc on Wed 9th Jun 2010 07:53 in reply to "What am I not doing?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

That web browser is great! I think the UI is a good start, I’ve always wanted a browser with the URL bar on the bottom (like a combined statusbar / location). If you could do tabs in the title bar like Google Chrome then that would be even better.

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RE[2]: What am I not doing?
by Morgul on Wed 9th Jun 2010 13:57 in reply to "RE: What am I not doing?"
Morgul Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks! We've been looking into tabs in the titlebar, but it looks like the best case scenario would involve some low level custom Qt Code and then wrapping it for python. At the moment, I'd rather get things like proxy support and multiple processes working.

There's some neat features that Qt 4.7 will gain us, and we're really hoping to transition from PyQt (with its tendency to segfault the moment you look at it sideways) to PySide as soon as it has windows support. (Though, the latest version lets us code for both, so we're thinking of doing that.)

Glad you like it. ;) It was basically created because I can't stand just about any browser these days, with the exception of chrome... and even then... lack of commands or decently configurable keyboard shortcuts bugs me.

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RE[2]: What am I not doing?
by Zifre on Wed 9th Jun 2010 23:44 in reply to "RE: What am I not doing?"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

I’ve always wanted a browser with the URL bar on the bottom (like a combined statusbar / location). If you could do tabs in the title bar like Google Chrome then that would be even better.

I've always been wanting this too. I'm writing my own desktop environment (web browser, file manager, text editor, etc.) using Qt. The web browser kind of works. All of the applications have tabs on the bottom - this allows for both menus and tabs to accessed quickly, assuming you have no panels on the top or bottom of the screen (I just use a side panel). The web browser combines the status bar, location bar, and search bar at the bottom.

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