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Comment Re:dig camera (Score 3, Interesting) 235

Stitching these together requires 0 effort in any modern photographic editing software.

I actually wrote a little piece of software to automate the stitching process. Just feed the script a bunch of scanned images and it'll align and stitch the images for you. Never got around to make a proper OSS project for it or advertise it, though.

It's here:

Comment Re:Size and speed (Score 5, Informative) 263


I'm the Nokia guy responsible for the project.

It looks like PySide are huge (3x the size of PyQt and 6x the size of SMOKE-generated bindings!) and there is very little improvement they can do if they keep on using Boost::Python to generate PySide.

You're right: the current size of PySide is an issue, especially if you consider mobile environments such as Maemo, let alone the S60 platform. However, that's also why we are working on Shiboken, an alternate binding component which would create CPython extensions directly instead of using Boost.Python as an intermediate layer. Shiboken is still in its infancy, but we expect we'll be able to solve the size issues for once and all, while retaining full Python-level compatibility with the current bindings.

Unfortunately, there's not much info on this yet, but check our repo for the source code:

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Submission + - Nokia leaks phone with full GNU/Linux distribution 2

An anonymous reader writes: It is now clear why Nokia has been so slow with S60 updates: the upcoming N900 just left everything else in the dust. Unlike Google's Linux platform, Nokia is not intentionally breaking compatibility with real distros, choosing instead to bring you the unmatchable power of GNU/Linux on your phone. This is the most awesome device I have ever seen.

OMAP3 CPU/GPU, 3,5" 800x480 touchscreen, keyboard, wifi, hspa, gps
5 MP camera, CZ lens, 32GB storage, SD slot
X11 window server, VT100 terminal emulator, APT package manager
Price without credit: est. 550e/$780 (N.5800: 280e/$390, iPhone 3GS: 530e/$750)

Developers should note that even though the current desktop is still GTK+, Qt will be standard across all Nokia platforms in the near future (less powerful phones will use Qt on the Symbian kernel). Users can download flashing software from Nokia, and patches can be submitted at the Maemo site.

Submission + - PySide - Python bindings for Qt (

Luciano Wolf writes: "This is the first public release of PySide, a project providing an LGPL'd set of Python bindings for the Qt framework. The code and resources released so far comprise several man-years worth of effort and we're extremely proud to be able to share this effort with the Python and Qt communities."

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval