I've been using Fedora for longer than I can remember. I used to be a big
Debian contributor(mostly server space/bandwidth) but time restrictions at
the time limited my ability to help. That was a long time ago. I was just a
kid then. I'm now a syadmin with 8 years of experience and more servers and
space than I can count(I run a small colo setup and work full-time for a
streaming company). I am no longer in touch with the Debian project and as
a Fedora user, it seemed like the logical choice to offer what I can to the
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've signed up for the
infrastructure and server mailing lists but don't want to just barge in
there without a goal. Maybe in my youth...
Anyways, thank you for any help and have a nice evening!
I want to join the Fedora project.
I am a software developer, and have an idea about creating a program that I
think could be very useful.
I want to create a program, which is a program that guides a user through a
complicated (from an end-user point of view) process of doing something.
To make the program most useful, the program should make it easy to use
This means that if a developer of a guide, marks an item as a package type,
where kind="rpm", the program knows the kind of action that are possible to
do with it, and let's the developer of a wizard choose, which kind of
actions should be possible in this wizard - the user can always overwrite
that behaveiour by switching the application to advanced mode at runtime,
where all actions are possible to do.
The program is a (GTK+) GUI.
It works by interpreting description files.
* Design is done with a file that uses Cascading Style Sheets syntax.
* The work flow is described with something that looks like HTML, but it
isn't a HTML document, and the work flow is done by using hyper links.
* Things a user can interact with has event handlers, which is a link to a
function inside a python script.This is where the "doing something" part is
done. The program itself creates the GUI and collects information, which
always is accessible from the Python script.
I don't think creating a guide can be done much easier:
* Creating HTML-like documents should be familiar for web developers
luckily Python is some of the most friendly beginner programming languages.
I think it will be OK to Python as the scripting language..
* Design with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) syntax - not browser-standard
CSS. CSS syntax should also be familiar to web developers. The things that
are different are the properties and their values.
I had never seen sound or video be used in a guide program. However it
could be interesting to support the use of sound and video in a guide, and
see how they are used by the guide-program developers, and the end-users
response to sound and video.
Please note that I don't want to create a GTK+ language binding for my own
high-level web-like (without the browser headache) programming language,
but it could for sure be interesting to do that sometime in the future.
For now, it is should be much more limited.
What do you think, good idea?
Does something like this exists now?