I was thinking I should make a post about Ivy again some time soon, so here it is.
Posts tagged Racket
I recently got the bright idea of adding SVG support to Ivy, and there was a library written for librsvg already, so I figured why not. The problem is that to get it working properly on Windows, I would need to compile and package not just librsvg, but also its dependencies. Of course this means for the next three or four weeks I would subject myself to literal hell, but hey - nothing ventured, nothing gained. I eventually managed to get help through the mailing list, which ended up in me using a precompiled 32-bit zip that had everything I needed. It works, but man, all the work I did feels like it was for nothing.
I found out - rather belatedly - that Racket version 6.5 was released but what interested me most was the credits section.
Turns out I contributed enough to the project to get my name listed on the official blog! I can’t say I think what I did warranted this honorable mention, but I’ll take it.
I have noticed that when I am taught something a certain way and then am told "you could do it that way, but here’s another way...", I tend to stick to the first way stubbornly.
Instead of using the Scribble manual format to post information, instead I’ll be using frog to write things.
Happy Birthday Blight! One year ago, April 5th, 2014, I created the repository for Blight in an attempt to test my wrapper for Tox. Fast forward to the present and it’s a functioning, featureful chat client! My, how time flies…
Here’s a screenshot of Blight (current as of 2015–01–01)