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July 11, 2007Posted by on
I’ve been fairly quiet lately. Not too much code being released either.
The main reason has been summer, I’d have to say. What I’ve been doing is mostly experimenting with DBus, Python and AT-SPI. And general playing around with zoom.
Over the course of the next few days I’ll be:
- Bringing “Sync Mouse” in line.
- Creating a small plug-in for displaying information messages on-screen. This has to be a plug-in so we can see the text regardless of zoom.
- Create functionality for locking the zoom area and storing/restoring zoom areas.
Most of that will probably be finished within 3-5 days. I need the extra plug-in to have a consistent way of displaying information about when a zoom area is stored, locked etc, but it should be used by other plug-ins too (Opacify for instance could use it to inform the user on when he/she toggles Opacify on/off). It’ll simply use the logging interface of Compiz.
I’ll also upload a little bit of code that gives ezoom the ability to move based on region of interest messages over DBus, similar to how gnome-mag gets what it needs from Orca. I’m sure you can see a pattern here…
On a different note, I’ve “had to” buy/build a new computer. It’s pretty crazy to see the BIOS report a CPU temperature of 19C when all I was going for was quiet… I literally can’t believe that temperature, considering that can’t be more than a couple of degrees Celsius above room temperature at the time… Nice having more than one core for a change though.