Showing posts from April, 2008

Starting up...

I finally decided to buy the book "Rapid GUI Programming with Python and QT. The Definitive Guide to PyQt Programming" by Mark Summerfield. Actually there are not many choices if you're looking for something up to date.

Thinking on what might be the best way to introduce the user to Picard it came to my mind, that I maybe should choose a more visual way based around screen shots. I came to this conclusion while looking at myself always clicking away these more annoying than helpful "Tip of the day" dialog boxes when starting for example GIMP. But I will see how this could fit together when starting with the actual dialog outline while practicing some pyQt.

Accepted for SoC 2008

Hi, I finally got accepted for Google's Summer of Code 2008. One interesting thing is, that I my semester are two more SoC participants, so the University of Regensburg probably has one of the highest rate of participants at all.

For SoC I plan to update my blog about once a week, to allow people to keep track of my progress on creating "A Wizard for PicardQt". PicardQt is a quite innovative mp3 tagger using the Musicbrainz database run by the Metabrainz foundation. From the software side it is written in python and using Qt I really would recommend it to everyone who would like to have a clean and structured music collection.

The purpose of the Wizard is, in short, helping new users to set up PicardQt correctly and provide help on further steps after.

So having mentioned Qt, this will be my first investment in the project: Buying a book on Qt.
As I did stuff with wxWidgets and Gtk using the reference was ok, but a book is simply more comfortable if you don't have a mult…