Summer of Code 2015

Summer is now slowly fading away, and what a summer it has been here in Sweden! For someone who isn’t a fan of the summer heat it has been an awesome time for brain work, and in my case work on my open source projects! :-) Due to my not really taking much vacation previous years I had saved up for ten weeks (10) this year! It was really worth it, and for the first time in many years I actually feel rested. [Read More]

Weekend Hack: JSON vs CONF

It was time. I had been putting it off for far too long – learning about JSON and deciding on a new .conf file format for Inadyn. So this weekend I sat myself down to read up on JSON and the multitude of parser libraries for both JSON and traditional .conf file parsers. I was looking for a human readable file format that a user could easily and reliably edit by themselves without it being too error prone or sensitive to mistyping. [Read More]

Micro Tetris™ v1.2.0

New release of Micro Tetris™, v1.2.0, available for download now! Noteworthy changes and additions: Preview display fixes by Mattias Walström Next level triggered after every 10 cleared lines Speed increase by each level Display high score at game over High score recorded to save file Pause key fixed, again by Mattias Walström Online GIT repository and release tarball available at the usual places: github:tetris.git (Main GIT) vmlinux:tetris. [Read More]

Micro Tetris™

I just published the unobfuscated version of the 1989 IOCCC Best Game entry, Tetris™. See the original author’s, John Tromp, home page for the game for details. But suffice it to say, this is an extremely bare bones version of the classic game and very similar to the BSD games’ version. Actually, this similarity in board layout, key combinations and feel led me to do some archaeological digging. I dowloaded the classic BSD games collection and, after having called GNU Indent on the obfuscated code, I started noticing such extreme similarities that just could not be coincidental. [Read More]

Moving to ISC

I hereby announce that all of the code I produce from now on will use the ISC license. Previously I’ve used the MIT license and the GNU GPL, or LGPL where applicable. The reason for changing this is two-fold. First, I like to be able to reuse much of what I do in proprietary settings. Yes, I’m one of those people who look upon the world with “grey” eyes rather than black & white. [Read More]

Bzrweb 0.1.2 Released

The end of my own “summer of code” is here. Seriously, this summer I took it upon myself to clean up my act and move whole heartedly to the Bazaar version control system for my private projects. Needless to say, I didn’t get far. Being quite lazy I haven’t upgraded this server yet to the latest shiny Debian 4.0. This made it a bit hard to setup the new shiny Loggerhead web gui (see it in action here) for Bazaar — so instead I started fixing up the old bzrweb that I already had setup a few years ago. [Read More]

Making bzrweb work again

During the past weekend and the last couple of evenings I’ve been studying the Python code in bzrweb — which I’ve been using for online repository browsing. It broke sometime last year due to not keeping up with the development of bzr. Yesterday I got it working again! Browse: Branch: bzr branch Having only programmed Python very little earlier I must say that it’s really easy to get in to. [Read More]