In preperation for the Open Hard- and Software Workshop (www.ohsw.de) in Munich on 2nd-4th December I created a new video of my multitouch couch table.
This time it runs Bodhi Linux 1.2.0
Because of the buying of my Acer Aspire 1825PTZ I switched from Ubuntu to Gentoo to get the hardware working.
That was also the reason why I ported the uTouch stack to Gentoo. To use the nice multitouch screen.
But time changes and with 3 systems running Gentoo, it takes me too much time to keep them running.
Some weeks ago I found a distribution called Bodhi Linux. It is based on Ubuntu 10.04 and uses E17 as window manager.
This will be my new used distribution.
Sadly it used a rather “old” xorg server (version 1.9). So my first work is to get the normal 1.10 ported and the get also uTouch working there.
With this work, I will update my ebuilds and the patches to the 1.10.4 xorg version for Gentoo.
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:
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.
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