My first app (Copy Paste Grab, GUI for youtube-dl, GPL3 licensed) is available on the #elementaryos AppCenter, woohoo!
It's also the first time I've published a native Linux app (I only used node-webkit for a Linux app before, an Electron predecessor), so I wrote down my experience with #vala, #gtk & #elementary and helpful development resources I found here:
I hope my little story encourages other people to try out Linux development as well :)
Oh, so #github is having major issues right now. Didn't know that, so I kept getting errors when I tried to push a new repository right now, the website keeps switching between showing outdated (deleted) information and the correct information, looks like everything is completely messed up. Ah well.
elementary OS 5 Juno is here. It’s more refined, more productive, and an even better platform for developers. We've majorly updated apps, made the desktop more productive with several new features, refined the overall look and feel, and a whole lot more. https://buff.ly/2RSeAts
I'm trying out the #elementaryos Juno beta 2 right now and am falling in love with it. I probably will go back to Arch Linux eventually, as always, but for now I'm super excited about elementary.
So this Friday I've started learning to write apps for elementary with Vala and Gtk (I did play around with Vala a decade or so ago when Puppy Linux used it for apps) by writing a little shell wrapper (GUI for command line apps) for youtube-dl, which can download videos from hundreds of websites.
My first toot, so here's my #introduction
The last two decentralized projects I released are the Dat Pixel Editor https://dpe.hashbase.io for the Beaker Browser, and Columns for Steem https://ipfs.io/ipns/crypticwyrm.neocities.org/columns/ which is a multi column client for the Steem blockchain based social network.
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