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Resurrect this blog & my current personal project

It is long ago that I wrote the last blog post here, but in the future I hope there will be more posts with lots of interessting development stuff ;-)

And here is the interessting stuff.

I started writing C# bindings for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL). They are used in the windowmanager E17 and are designed for usage from small, embedded devices up to multi core desktop pc’s.

You will find all important information on their website: www.enlighenment.org

You can find the sources here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21420050/efl-sharp.tar.gz

I started implementing some common elementary widgets and some methods of edje to load an edje-file and get the loaded widgets.

What does currently not  work:
.) EinaList
There is some code for that already there, but it does not work at all.

.) The autotools build system
I used MonoDevelop as my IDE, which should generate Makefiles and all the stuff. But there are some major bugs in this generation. I didn’t have the time until now to fill bugs or patch MonoDevelop, but this is on top of my todo list.

How to get something build that is working
1.) run autogen.sh
2.) build the bindings with MonoDevelop
3.) run sudo make install
4.) go to %PREFIX%/lib/efl-sharp – here are the assemblies installed
5.) add executable right to all dll’s with sudo chmod +x *.dll
6.) install the libraries in the Global Assembly Cache: run for every dll-file sudo gacutil -i %FILENAME% -package efl-sharp

Now you have installed the libraries and you can work with it.

As an example app I started to write the RSS- reader efeed.
You can get the sources from here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21420050/efeed.tar.gz
A screenshot: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21420050/efeed.png

Currently it is more an example and test app, but I plan to extend it to a more usefull application.

I appreciate any feedback and suggestions for efl-sharp and efeed

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