Version numbers matter! Using a consistent version numbering throughout your project's life matters, too. Changing project name is a high price to pay for cleaning up version errors.
So there's some good news! The Python community's PEP-440 specifies how to use versions.
Here are some examples of versions that abide …Read the rest of this entry »
Warnings are often suppressed through many layers of control mechanisms in Python and Django. However, you should really be aware of these and clean them up once in a while!
In other cases, the Warnings reflect an inconsistent state, such as if you are mixing naive and timezone-aware variables. It …Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday, I succeeded in moving a GTK2 project* with a custom Cairo widget to GTK3. It's about 750 lines of Python and took ~5 hours to migrate, mainly because my method was about googling and solving all Exceptions one by one. That's not very advisable.
You can read a more …Read the rest of this entry »
If you've ventured just a little bit into GTK and threading, you have probably noticed how things can explode if you manipulate GTK objects directly from a thread. GTK is not threadsafe.
However, this tip might help you get stuff done properly:
1) Do your actual work in …Read the rest of this entry »
In case you need a quick way of getting rid of spammers on your apache server, use this method as a temporary solution until you find a better one.
Please take not that it will evaluate EVERY SINGLE REQUEST through a Deny policy in Apache's mod_access - it does not …Read the rest of this entry »
THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH APACHE SINCE IT DOES NOT USE /etc/hosts.deny - See this post instead
Use the following Python script to maintain a file in the hosts.deny syntax so that your Debian/Ubuntu box (or other Linux server) is kept undisturbed by forum spammers -- COMPLETELY undisturbed, as the …Read the rest of this entry »
I have been hunting spontaneous crashes with errors from the C GTK libs. The errors looked somewhat like these:
Warning: g_object_ref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed gtk.main() Warning: instance of invalid non-instantiatable type `AtkSelection' gtk.main() Warning: g_signal_emit_valist: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed gtk.main() (...) Warning: instance of invalid non-instantiatable type `' gtk.main() …Read the rest of this entry »
UPDATE! This is going to be redundant in Django 1.2, in which you can add DATE_FORMAT to your django.po files.
I've often been frustrated that using settings.DATE_FORMAT does not give a localized date. Granted that the name of a month may be localized, but the format string does not change. …Read the rest of this entry »
It was bothering me that all the wikis I tried, all had either errors, feature lacks, too many dependencies or were simply unmaintained. So I decided to create yet another one. Curiously, the third hit when googling 'django wiki' is Create a wiki in 20 minutes. Luckily that's not …Read the rest of this entry »
There's still some work to do on the full screen plugin for Rhythmbox, but the current version is very usable indeed. The latest addition is scrolling by hovering the track list.
I changed the display from a normal fixed table with 3 tracks to a gtk.Layout with a gtk.VBox containing …Read the rest of this entry »