This handout is also available in PDF.
I am in the process of inviting alumni to participate. I will update the list as I hear from more. I am doing my best to get alumni from a variety of years.
|1||Thursday, 24 January 2013||Introduction. An overview of the semester. The architecture of a media scripting application. Style guidelines.||GNU Style Guidelines. The Glimmer Guide to The Architecture of Media Scripting|
|2||Thursday, 31 January 2013||Source Code Control Systems. Background: Managing software that is developed by multiple people. Keeping track of multiple versions. Sharing changes. Habits and customs. Technologies: git and Subversion.||TBD|
|3||Thursday, 7 February 2013||Automation with Make. Dependencies in large programs. Recording instructions of building programs. Why use Make. Using Make for more than compilation.||TBD|
|4||Thursday, 14 February 2013||Class Cancelled||TBD|
|5||Thursday, 21 February 2013||Inter-Application Communication with the D-Bus (1): Basics. The purpose of D-Bus. Clients and servers. Communicating with a D-Bus server using D-Feet. Computing with a D-Bus server using Python. Communicating with a D-Bus server using Scheme.||TBD|
|6||Thursday, 28 February 2013||Inter- Application Communication with the D-Bus (2): Writing Clients. Writing a simple client program in C. The GVariant data type. Packing and unpacking values.||The Glimmer Guide to An Introduction to GObjects. The Glimmer Guide to An Introduction to GVariants. The Glimmer Guide to Writing D-Bus Clients in C.|
|7||Thursday, 7 March 2013||No class.|
|8||Thursday, 14 March 2013||Inter-program Communication with the D-Bus (3): Writing Servers.||The Glimmer Guide to Writing D-Bus Servers in C.|
|9||Thursday, 4 April 2013||GIMP Internals (1): Plug-Ins. Writing a simple plug-in for the GNU Image Manipulation System.||The Glimmer Guide to A Simple GIMP Plug-In.|
|10||Thursday, 11 April 2013||GIMP Internals (2): Manipulating Pixels. The GIMP Pixel model. Modifying pixels. Writing a plug-in that does more sophisticated transformations.||The Glimmer Guide to Manipulating GIMP pixels in C.|
|11||Thursday, 18 April 2013||GIMP Internals (3): The Procedural Database. Determining what functions are available (by hand). Determining what functions are available (by code). Getting information on a function. Ways to call functions. The GimpParam type.||The Glimmer Guide to Programming the GIMP PDB.|
|12||Thursday, 25 April 2013||Racket Internals (1): Overview. Writing a simple Racket extension in C.||The Glimmer Guide to Extending Racket with C.|
|13||Thursday, 2 May 2013||Racket Internals (2): Types. Dealing with the wide variety of types.||The Glimmer Guide to Racket Types.|
|14||Thursday, 9 May 2013||Wrapup/Debrief.|
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