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by oneleaf
05 Oct 2014 19:43
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Are you taking Online Courses? Discuss here!
Replies: 29
Views: 4521

Re: Are you taking Online Courses? Discuss here!

RavenLX, Have you ever looked into the Golang? I have been doing a lot of coding in Go, and you might find it interesting. Feels more imperative, and more low level than Python, and I think the creators sort of shunned the overly academic approaches. You can learn it without thinking about math. :) ...
by oneleaf
05 Oct 2014 18:00
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Are you taking Online Courses? Discuss here!
Replies: 29
Views: 4521

Re: Are you taking Online Courses? Discuss here!

As a math guy foremost, I don't think these courses are intentionally being wanky. Most CS programs start off with concurrent requirements of math courses and it is just the language they use to express logic, which is what programming is all about. It is way more pure than English. I recently did a...
by oneleaf
17 Sep 2014 16:13
Forum: Code
Topic: A lightweight Python Backup Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: A lightweight Python Backup Tool

...I know there are a few backup tools out there, but not one that did exactly what I wanted. I hope others find it useful! This looks like an interesting exercise but it would be useful to know what the USPs (Unique Selling Points) are for your application. I have used luckyBackup for some time no...
by oneleaf
17 Sep 2014 07:34
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Are you taking Online Courses? Discuss here!
Replies: 29
Views: 4521

Re: Are you taking Online Courses? Discuss here!

I hear what you are saying about the evals. Weird policy. I am glad my Scala class does not have that. Our assignments are automatically graded by a program. I do find the automatic grading to be problematic though. I lost a couple points on a function I submitted due to an issue that I know a human...
by oneleaf
17 Sep 2014 07:24
Forum: Code
Topic: A lightweight Python Backup Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: A lightweight Python Backup Tool

That is looking very good! Are you planning to make it possible to run the jobs as cron jobs? Thanks! As for cron jobs, it is definitely something I have been thinking about a lot. In fact, I had initially made the program to save to executable bash scripts and then simply run them, which would mak...
by oneleaf
17 Sep 2014 01:05
Forum: Code
Topic: A lightweight Python Backup Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: A lightweight Python Backup Tool

There is one minor GUI issue that I ran into on some distros using older versions of PyGObject that may affect some (no issues for actual functionality). Basically, with the newest versions of PyGObject on Ubuntu and probably Debian Testing/Sid, everything works fine. I think the versions available ...
by oneleaf
17 Sep 2014 00:58
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Are you taking Online Courses? Discuss here!
Replies: 29
Views: 4521

Re: Are you taking Online Courses? Discuss here!

RavenLX, How are you liking the Python course? I just started my first Coursera course last night as well, and halfway through the week's assignments and lectures. It is on Functional Programming using Scala. So far I am very impressed with the platform. The instructions are very clear, and the assi...
by oneleaf
17 Sep 2014 00:48
Forum: Code
Topic: A lightweight Python Backup Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

A lightweight Python Backup Tool

Hi there, I just created a backup GUI tool in Python that people may find useful. I have done some database programming in Python and a little Tkinter GUI, but this is my first time using the GTK+ bindings. I went with GTK3 and used the bindings directly (no Glade) and found the process quite smooth...
by oneleaf
13 Sep 2014 20:56
Forum: Code
Topic: Starting Python development
Replies: 113
Views: 25387

Re: Starting Python development

I've just signed up for this course: https://www.coursera.org/course/interactivepython Hopefully it'll help me learn Python. It's free. I'll be discussing it in this thread, if I have anything to report: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4664&p=44216#p44216 Cool! I would be interested i...
by oneleaf
13 Sep 2014 02:49
Forum: Code
Topic: Starting Python development
Replies: 113
Views: 25387

Re: Starting Python development

If you could come up with a basic tutorial on Python/GTK+ without glade, that would also be very useful. Let us know how that goes as well, if you're able. Alright just finished a prototype using the Gtk bindings directly. Definitely doable and for simple applications, I think many people may like ...
by oneleaf
10 Sep 2014 17:11
Forum: Code
Topic: Starting Python development
Replies: 113
Views: 25387

Re: Starting Python development

If you could come up with a basic tutorial on Python/GTK+ without glade, that would also be very useful. Let us know how that goes as well, if you're able. Cool will do. I took a look at the GTK3 documentation last night and really struggled to get the exact name and descriptions of the methods and...
by oneleaf
10 Sep 2014 05:43
Forum: Code
Topic: Starting Python development
Replies: 113
Views: 25387

Re: Starting Python development

I haven't worked with TKinter but I think you might find Glade interesting. I like it because it's more WYSIWYG oriented and you can design the interface easily. That's what Glade is basically: an interface designer that saves an XML file that describes the interface and you can then link it into P...
by oneleaf
10 Sep 2014 03:59
Forum: Code
Topic: Starting Python development
Replies: 113
Views: 25387

Re: Starting Python development

I was curious if anyone could compare working with Tkinter vs PyGobject/PyGTK? I found Tkinter very easy and fun to use. Are the GTK+ GUI kits similar in concept? I have looked at Glade before, but if PyGobject is similar to how it works in Tkinter, I might just give it a try without using Glade. Un...
by oneleaf
02 Sep 2014 22:04
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: The awesomely epic guide to KDE
Replies: 17
Views: 2486

Re: The awesomely epic guide to KDE

I agree a KDE "default" desktop tends to initially confuse and confound new KDE users. Having a default desktop with a folder view widget and with unlocked widgets is what I would choose to note in particular. Having something that, for a user that has never experienced KDE before, but likely has e...
by oneleaf
20 Aug 2014 23:39
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 69679

Re: The future of SolydXK

I think this is great news, especially if the team believes this will create a better product. I have used Debian Stable, and currently use Crunchbang for my VM's which is also based on Stable. Honestly, I prefer Stable over Testing. Also, doing a dist-upgrade as opposed to a clean reinstall, I beli...
by oneleaf
12 Aug 2014 05:24
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Been running the Live CD and wanted to say hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Been running the Live CD and wanted to say hello

passnthru, This guide from the Ubuntu site is a basic method that would allow me to achieve what I want post installation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving I actually used that method before once, when I decided to split up into different partitions. I think with /var and /...
by oneleaf
11 Aug 2014 22:59
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Been running the Live CD and wanted to say hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Been running the Live CD and wanted to say hello

I finally had a chance to install it today. Everything went really well! In fact, I was super pleased that the team decided to add the Virtualbox Guest Additions to the install, as this is one of the more tedious things I do when I set up a new virtual machine. It was nice to have some of the more c...
by oneleaf
06 Aug 2014 20:21
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Been running the Live CD and wanted to say hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Been running the Live CD and wanted to say hello

I got a new Intel NUC coming in the mail soon which I intend to install Solydx on. I have been running the live CD for the past couple of days to test the software that I need, and I have to say this is by far my favorite distro! I will mainly be running database software for testing, particularly C...

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