Monday, May 30, 2011

A week of Gnome

The past week has been slowly building up for me. I started off my Onscreen Keyboard project by writing a simple keyboard generator. This little addition to the bottom of Gnome 3 is a hard-coded draft of what the future keyboard would look like. After reviewing the libcaribou libraries I began to get an idea of what I would need in order to build the layers of the keyboard and get properly working keys.
My biggest challenge for the next week will be integrating libcaribou technology with the simple keyboard generator. I've already started looking into it today and I have found that there are some issues coming up with the frameworks that I'll need to play around with a bit more. I'll keep you updated with the latest.
Until then,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Summer of Gnome

As the final week of school comes to a close, I can finally post a little something onto this slice of the web. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I had been accepted to the Gnome project for Google Summer of Code.

I have never had to work on a such a long-term project by myself. I am both terrified and extremely excited at the prospect. I know I have much to learn as an aspiring programmer, but after a year in college I can already feel the seeds of the computer scientist mindset setting into my mind. I cannot wait to start the Onscreen Keyboard project!

In the meantime, as I get ready for the long journey ahead of me, enjoy the comic that inspired the name of my blog.