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Comix on non-linux

I've been in love with "Comix" the cbz/cbr reader for linux for quite a while and have been wishing there was a windows port since I run that os on some machines (don't get started with me about that, I'm not an OS facist; Linux, MSDOS, OS X, ProDOS, and Atari DOS 2.x all have features I like and some I don't.. thats why I use whatever fits best at the time) I finally got around to looking at the source code for comix and hey, it's in Python!   you dont even need to port it,  if you have python 2.7 installed you just need to install the Python Image Lib and GTK for python. Then un-tar the Comix source archive open the src folder and run comix.py

It'll probably run a bit better if you tweak the code for a non POSIX environment, but that can wait.. it works fine for now.


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Aug. 29th, 2011 10:10 am (UTC)
Oh man, it's been AGES since I heard from you. How've you been?

Not too much to say about the project, but I've been impressed with what I've seen of Python recently. My group leader uses it for all his projects, and I really should learn it. His code gets the job done but users hate it. I haven't found a way to communicate to him that people who JUST use computers to do their work but don't particularly love them, would really rather not fuck around with config files and command lines -- particularly when they're sitting in front of a Windows machine. Part of it's my fault, because I keep letting the front end I've been promising get pushed back, but still.
Feb. 21st, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
O.o wow I should check this site more often I've been thinking it's been too long since i'd heard from ya, and i already had , i just hadn't look'd d'oh!

python's great .. but too easy.. like XML it leads so sloppy implementations in my opinion.. but then again some of my favorite programs are in it so guess it's just what ya make of it.. :)
Feb. 22nd, 2012 11:48 am (UTC)
O hai!

Well, easy is OK. I suspect that's why my lead likes it. On the other hand, he's older than me and has managed to retain MUCH more enthusiasm about this kind of work than the rest of the group combined. Me, it's hard to get excited over new toys anymore.

Oh, I FINALLY got Fallout 3. Fun!
Mar. 28th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
google it and you'll find a maker/hacker group i belong to.
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