Monday, May 5, 2008

ESbox: almost there

We are just performing some minor changes in ESbox for finally releasing version 1.4, which is working quite fine. I got realized how a tool such ESbox helps the programmer a lot just some days ago. On maemo workshops promoted by INdT, I could see how much newbies on maemo platform suffered for running a simple "Hello World" application even in Python.

In fact, the problem is not just how to compile the application, but also how to install, configure and use a command-line-based programming environment. It is important to provide good development tool to support a certain open source technology, otherwise its community will not grow up considerably - ESbox comes to solve such problem. For more information about it, visit

Thanks a lot Ed Swartz and Ling Wang for such great job and also the valuable lessons about Eclipse plug-in development.