Saturday, December 29, 2007


A quick update to INSTALL (dependencies list) brings us up to r600. This makes about 50 commits in the past month.

... of course with the sprint ongoing we're likely to reach r750 by PySoy's Beta-2 release next week.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

fresh soymilk!

While this is a blog about PySoy, a 3d engine for Python, this post is about a soy related product I recently fell in love with.

It's called the SoyQuick soymilk machine. Basically a pitcher, heating element, grinder, filter screen, and some sensors in one package.

You throw in 2/3 cup of soaked soy beans, fill water to a line in the pitcher, plug in a standard power chord (same as computers use), press the start button, and 15 minutes later fresh soymilk in the pitcher and okara in the filter basket.

This awesome machine plus an ample supply of Special Gunpowder Green Tea is what's fueling me through the PySoy Beta-2 release process.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Beta-2 task assignments

Looking at beta2 tickets there's an extremely disproportionate number of tickets being handled by yours truly.

If you can participate later this week or as part of the sprint, please take a look through what needs to be done and volunteer yourself for some of the workload. Many of these unassigned tickets almost anyone can do without previous experience with PySoy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sprinting to Beta-2

What a better way to kick off 2008 than with the long-awaited Beta-2 release of PySoy?

We've been lazy though, very little has been committed since Beta-1's release a few months ago. To play catchup and get us focused enough to reach this goal a sprint has been scheduled for the last weekend of 2007 (Dec 28-30).

The physical site for the sprint is in Manchester, NH. A bank of public IPs (no NAT), caffeine, desktop space, and inflatable crash mats await those able to make it. RSVP for the address.

For those working from home we'll have IRC and video conferencing throughout the weekend. If you're planning to participate join #PySoy or get your webcam working with Ekiga.

Even if you have no experience with C programming or OpenGL we need people for documentation, writing examples, and unit testing. Being inexperienced is an advantage for locating inadequately documented classes and filling in the gaps!

Every serious participant will be mailed a silk-screened "PySoy Sprint 2007" patch. Sews easily to a backpack, jacket, etc to let the world know that you helped make the PySoy revolution!