Windows

Using rsync via the Windows Subsystem for Linux to backup a Windows computer

From the world of “why would anyone ever bother to do this?” comes a new approach to backing up your favourite Windows 10 computer! OK so why am I even doing this? I guess the answer to that question is really “just to see if I could.” It’s not the best answer but not everything needs a practical reason right? So how does one go about using the awesome rsync utility to perform a Windows backup?

CoreGTK 3.22.0 Released!

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.22.0, has been tagged for release! This is the first version of CoreGTK to support GTK+ 3.22. Highlights for this release: Rebased on GTK+ 3.22 New supported GtkWidgets in this release: GtkNativeDialog GtkShortcutsShortcut CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit. Like other “core” Objective-C libraries, CoreGTK is designed to be a thin wrapper. CoreGTK is free software, licensed under the GNU LGPL.

CoreGTK 3.18.0 Released!

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.18.0, has been tagged for release! This is the first version of CoreGTK to support GTK+ 3.18. Highlights for this release: Rebased on GTK+ 3.18 New supported GtkWidgets in this release: GtkActionBar GtkFlowBox GtkFlowBoxChild GtkGLArea GtkModelButton GtkPopover GtkPopoverMenu GtkStackSidebar Reverted to using GCC as the default compiler (but clang can still be used) CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit.

CoreGTK 3.10.2 Released!

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.10.2, has been tagged for release today. Highlights for this release: This is a bug fix release. Corrected issue with compiling CoreGTK on OS X. CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit. Like other “core” Objective-C libraries, CoreGTK is designed to be a thin wrapper. CoreGTK is free software, licensed under the GNU LGPL. You can find more information about the project here and the release itself here.

CoreGTK 3.10.1 Released!

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.10.1, has been tagged for release today. Highlights for this release: Added some missing (varargs) GTK+ functions. This makes it easier to create widgets like the FileChooserDialog. CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit. Like other “core” Objective-C libraries, CoreGTK is designed to be a thin wrapper. CoreGTK is free software, licensed under the GNU LGPL. You can find more information about the project here and the release itself here.

CoreGTK 3.10.0 Released!

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.10.0, has been tagged for release today. Highlights for this release: Move from GTK+ 2 to GTK+ 3 Prefer the use of glib data types over boxed OpenStep/Cocoa objects (i.e. gint vs NSNumber) Base code generation on GObject Introspection instead of a mix of automated source parsing and manual correction Support for GTK+ 3.10 CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit.

CoreGTK 2.24.0 Released!

The initial version of CoreGTK, version 2.24.0, has been tagged for release today. Features include: Targets GTK+ 2.24 Support for GtkBuilder Can be used on Linux, Mac and Windows CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit. Like other “core” Objective-C libraries, CoreGTK is designed to be a thin wrapper. CoreGTK is free software, licensed under the GNU LGPL. You can find more information about the project here and the release itself here.

An Experiment in Transitioning to Open Document Formats

Recently I read an interesting article by Vint Cerf, mostly known as the man behind the TCP/IP protocol that underpins modern Internet communication, where he brought up a very scary problem with everything going digital. I’ll quote from the article (Cerf sees a problem: Today’s digital data could be gone tomorrow – posted June 4, 2013) to explain: One of the computer scientists who turned on the Internet in 1983, Vinton Cerf, is concerned that much of the data created since then, and for years still to come, will be lost to time.

Fixing Areca Backup on 64-bit Windows

If you’re like me, and you probably are, you do a terrible job of backing up your digital files life on a regular basis. Thankfully some smart people out there have made it awfully convenient to set up a backup system once and then more or less forget about it. My personal tool for the job is Areca Backup – while it is not without its flaws I find it an easy to use, feature rich, and cross-platform (essentially anything that runs Java) backup solution.

Create a GTK+ application on Linux with Objective-C

As sort of follow-up-in-spirit to my older post I decided to share a really straight forward way to use Objective-C to build GTK+ applications. Objective-what? Objective-C is an improvement to the iconic C programming language that remains backwards compatible while adding many new and interesting features. Chief among these additions is syntax for real objects (and thus object-oriented programming). Popularized by NeXT and eventually Apple, Objective-C is most commonly seen in development for Apple OSX and iOS based platforms.