Bought another Nokia 770. Upgraded
both to the IT2006 software version. One will make a nice e-book reader for my
Wow, OS2006 is a big improvement! Spent the whole day installing various
software packages and playing with them. Xchat is now usable (wifi connection loss
bug seems to be gone), PDF reader is much faster, application menus
are configurable, apt-get rules. The audio player wants to get online for
obscure reasons when I just want to listen to some mp3 from my playlist.
(This last point is not an improvement.)
Set up scratchbox for Maemo 2.0. Managed to port gweather-maemo to the new
OS version. Happy.
Discovered that my old charger is nearly broken. Bought a random compatible
charger (the local vendor did not have an official one). Noticed that it is
not quite compatible (4.5-10 V and max 600 mA output instead of
5 V and 890 mA). Not happy.
A short tutorial of zope.formlib.
Here's how you create an add form for a notional content object
from zope.formlib import form
from mypackage.interfaces import IFruit
from mypackage.fruit import Fruit
form_fields = form.Fields(IFruit)
def create(self, data):
Here's how you register it in ZCML
Here's a zip file with full working code: formlib-adding-example.zip
Update: changed the link to point to the up-to-date version
Update: Martijn Pieters shows how to use the handy
applyChanges function when you do not have a constructor that
takes all the parameters.
Last week I was at the EuroPython
2006 conference in CERN, Geneva.
has WiFi coverage everywhere. I felt like I was in the future. Nokia 770 is a wonderful little
device when there's WiFi everywhere. I never had to pull out my laptop from
the backpack (except during my
talk). After three months of constant usage I can say that am very happy
with my 770. (A few other folks also had 770s, but not everyone was happy with
I noticed at least three people using GTimeLog. I feel bad about not making
a proper release...
It was nice to see familiar faces again, although I missed some of them
(Beatrice Fontaine, Laura Creighton, Andy Robinson, Michael Salib).
Interesting things that I want to look into, time permitting:
Zope 3 cookbook.
Some of the talks were streamed over the Internet (live) because the
speakers were ill. One of these was the (very good) keynote by Alan Kay.
Squeak is impressive.
The only thing that wasn't very good this year was the lack of community
space for socializing during lunch or in the evenings. The next conference
is going to be in Vilnius. It will be hard to surpass this one...