Recent tales



Haiku R1/beta1 review - revisiting BeOS, 18 years after its latest official release

Having experimented and used BeOS R5 Pro back in the early 2000’s, when the company that created it was just going down, I have been following with some interest the development of Haiku during all these years. While one can argue that both the old BeOS and Haiku miss some important features to be considered modern OSes these days, the fact is that a lightweight operating system can always be, for instance, an excellent way to bring new life into old, or new but less powerfull, hardware.


Count Files v1.4 – new features and finally available on PyPI!

The latest release of this file counting command-line utility has just been released. It is a platform independent (pure Python) package that makes it easy to count files by extension. This version has some useful new features. It was tested in a wide range on environments and, for the first time, it is now available on PyPI, which means you can just pip install it as any other Python package.


Graphical User Interfaces on Python with tkinter

This Wednesday, 1 August, I did a brief presentation on GUI programming on Python with Tkinter, at Blip.PT, during a Summer Talks event promoted together by DevOps Porto and Python Porto. This article puts together the main topics from my presentation, and adds a few details that I couldn’t fit in the short time of that session.