Ok, security issues aside, but combined with Cloud Computing and high speed internet, I guess the future is indeed on the web.
Short demo of the new Gtk+ broadway backend which displays
remotely into a html5 browser.
More information from:
Unity users can easily monitor CPU and Memory usage by using indicator-sysmonitor application.
To install it, you just need to add alexeftimie PPA repository using these simple command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexeftimie/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor
Note that this doesn't work on previous Ubuntu 10.xx releases.
Alternatively, you can install Conky by running the command:
sudo apt-get install conky
Step 1: Add GNOME 3 PPA repository
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
Then update the apt-get repository database by running:
sudo apt-get update
Step 2: Install the Gnome 3 Desktop environment using this command
sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop3
Note that this might screw up your installation, you’ve been warned.
Embedding web browser or a screen for parsing HTML is easy in PyGTK. You only need to import the pymozembed, and add a few lines of code in your pygtk library, and you are set to go.
Here’s a sample PyGTK application that embeds a web-browser as well as a “Back” button for demonstration purpose :
PyGTK + browser Screenshot
# demo by mypapit (email@example.com) – Sept 2009
self.moz = gtkmozembed.MozEmbed()
#create a Vertical Box Container to whole the browser
#and the “Back Button”
box = gtk.VBox(False,0)
#create a basic GTK+ window
win = gtk.Window()
#create and connect “Back” button, to add functionality
self.button = gtk.Button(“Back”)
#include both back button and the browser in the vertical box
#and the GTK+ window
#load the URL
#set the window title
#show all the stuffs on screen
#connect the delete_event and destroy event to make sure
#the app quits when the window is closed
if __name__ == “__main__”:
Download demo source code : pymoz.py
For the last few weeks I’ve been working hard to finish up my research project, most of it concerning about on mobile phone application usability and context-aware applications. This leaves me with less time to devote for this blog and I started to realise that I might have a ‘burn-out’ issue at the same time.
I’m still using Ubuntu in my daily work if you are curious (Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 for netbook) and Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope for my Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop PC. Besides writing those research papers, I’ve use what left of my time to learn PyGTK to enable me to code RAD app for GNU/Linux desktop environment.
I found out the references around the internet regarding PyGTK is very helpful to aid me in understanding the GTK+ bindings in python, which is not much different from its C counterpart.
Now that I’ve some time to spare until Hari Raya, I’ll try to use that time wisely to fill up this blog with a couple more of fresh new posts. So, keep reading!
I’m frustrated with the new GNOME Weather applet included with Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex. For some reason, my hometown is not included in the list.
I wonder why, as my hometown is present in all previous releases of the Weather Applet. Seems now I can’t monitor the weather condition of my hometown (Alor Setar) anymore from my desktop :(
This bugs me as I use it occasionally to monitor weather conditions and to make decision on my ham radio activities.
Is your hometown / place listed on the Weather Applet?