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ReSTedit gains significant new features.

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

So, after slogging long and hard through the wee hours of the night, ReSTedit now supports non-contiguous selection and columnar selection. Simply cmd-drag to extend the selection in a non-contiguous manner and option-drag to make a columnar selection. It was really really hard to do. Yup. That is all a pack of lies outside of […]

New CSS for ReSTedit

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

Ian Bicking submitted some new CSS for ReSTedit. It can be found in the subversion repository and I have built a one-off binary of the app that includes it in the app wrapper. I re-rendered both the Primer and ReST Specification with the new CSS. Click through for a view of how it looks. Thank […]

CSS for ReSTedit (and reStructured Text)

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

As a followup to my previous post, two folks have volunteered to take a crack at producing better CSS for use within ReSTedit and docutils. That would be a supremely welcome contribution. I have rendered both A ReStructuredText Primer and reStructuredText Markup Specification. Each document embeds the default CSS included with docutils. The ReSTedit README […]

Clueless & Accurate Criticism of ReSTedit

Friday, December 31st, 2004

Stain seemed to be rather focused on trying to be as negative as possible in his reaction to ReSTedit. I like the idea, but the result is useless. The “Render” button is slow, Auto Update isn’t Auto, and for some reason the rendered text is fucked up with characters being way to high. See […]

ReSTedit now renders MarkDown

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Dale Gillard pontificated in the original ReSTedit 0.50 release posting about wanting an application like ReSTedit that supports Gruber’s MarkDown. As it turns out, it was trivial to add support for such to ReSTedit and doing so lays the foundation for different kinds of docutils output– HTML without CSS, PDF, etc..– that has been on […]

ReSTedit 0.50 Available

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

A build of ReSTedit 0.50 is available on my .mac file download page. It should “just work” on any Mac OS X 10.3 system as it includes both the pyobjc and docutils libraries within the app wrapper. Beyond a handful of bug fixes, ReSTedit includes new features described in this post. The README and ToDo […]

ReSTedit (PyObjC based Restructued Text Editor)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

I have been writing various random documents lately and have turned, again, to reStructured Text. ReST has a number of advantages. First and foremost, it is a plain text format that yields really nicely formatted documents and is easy to learn/use. The various writers provided with docutils can emit anything from plain text to HTML […]

Getting started with Python on Mac OS X

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

A friend asked me what he should install onto his Mac OS X system to most effectively learn Python. This particular person is a very experienced Objective-C and Java developer, with loads of Mac OS X specific adventures. This post is targeted to that kind of developer. Mac OS X ships with a perfectly usable […]

KQueue; nothing is ever as simple as assumed.

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Over vacation, I have recreationally hacked upon ReSTedit. In particular, I wanted to add two features that have been on the todo list since the project’s inception. First, the toolbar has always had a segmented control that indicates whether both the source and rendered views were visible or which one was visible in the case […]

PyObjC News

Friday, April 2nd, 2004

The PyObjC CVS repository has had a series of significant commits over the past few weeks. If you are using or considering PyObjC on Panther, I would highly recommend working with the latest from CVS. PyObjC has an extensive set of unit tests and a development team that is very good about running the tests […]