Friday, June 29, 2012

Boston, a hackfest

The Mono & Gnome Festival of Love 2012 is in full swing here in Boston, thanks to the wonderfully stubborn David Nielsen, which got everyone together, got us a great room to work in at the Microsoft NERD Center, and sponsorship by Fluendo, Xamarin, GNOME and PluralSight.

Day 2 of the hackfest has just finished, and it was quite an eventful day. After a slow start yesterday (particularly for me, as I managed to completely kill OSX so thoroughly that it wouldn't boot and required a full restore (all hail up to date Time Machine backups)), today was a pretty interesting day.

Highlights of the day include a loooong conversation with the gobject-introspection people, determining exactly how broken gir is and how that affects our C# binding generation, loud complaining saved for posterity in trello.com (which we're using to track our tasks and found to be a very neat and useful webapp), watching Google IO in style thanks to the wonderful resources provided by the Microsoft NERD Center (really, their facilities are top notch), generally discussing geeky stuff and the road forward for Mono & Gnome, and having a late dinner and lots of margaritas at the Border Café (which is still one of my favourite places in Boston, naysayers be damned).

All in all, a great hackfest, and we're just getting started!

This post brought to you thanks our generous sponsors:





10 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi,

Can you provide the link on trello to task to be done on gir.
I just want to see what is needed and if I can help...

olivier dufour

andreia|gaita said...

@olivier: https://trello.com/board/mono-gnome-hackfest/4feb15d7a616022c2d443da0

andreia|gaita said...

@olivier: although, to be honest, we might not be using it in the best way...

Anonymous said...

Hi,

is there already a working version of your gir binding generator?

andreia|gaita said...

@Anonymous

Yes, it's on https://github.com/andreiagaita/bindinator

It's still in early stages, I have to add a readme, but it can bind webkit and a few other libraries.

Anonymous said...

Is it able to bind gstreamer? I am searching for working gstreamer bindings badly.

andreia|gaita said...

@Anonymous

Very likely, I was going to do it this weekend but ran out of time. Hang around, I'll try today and see how it goes.

Anonymous said...

Can I get the binding library to work on Windows as well? My project needs to be cross platform.

andreia|gaita said...

@Anonymous

The bindings work as long as the native library exists on the platform you're running on

Anonymous said...

I tried bindinator and was able to generate mono bindings for gstreamer-1.0. Unfortunetaly, the generated code does not compile because it has many errors in it. Maybe I am doing something wrong but it would be so nice if bindinator would generate valid mono code.