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Asked by KIAaze on 2008-08-21

Hi,

Just wanted to notify you of the following projects:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=843510
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Security/Parental-control-24501.shtml
https://launchpad.net/webstrict

Of course, according to your blueprints, your project seems to be much more ambitious, but it might help you as a starting point. ;)

Also, eventually, I'd be interested in contributing to your project too. Not right away, since I'm already involved in lots of projects and have lots of things to do in real life + the current system already works for me, but I'll keep an eye on your project.

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2008-09-11
Didier Roche (didrocks) said : #1

Hi zoidberg,

The first UI draft will be available very soon and publish here.
I have made a lot of research on similar projects and found the 3 provided links.

Why another project? The main idea here is to follow scritecly GNOME guidelines and HIG. That is to say:
- Use GTK2 (1 & 3 doesn't)
- KISS (2 is totally out): 3 buttons should be a maximum for the frontend (the first window, of course). I think the average user needn't to specify himself a word list, he wants to use whitelist/blacklist (list automatically found over the Internet) or access/deny the Internet (for each user).

I will of course, take some ideas to those project but I am afraid to have to create a dedicated project from that.
Feedbacks are really welcome of course, and even if I have also very little time (MOTU, ubuntu-fr, etc.) I will try to release a 0.1 release as soon as possible. If you want to join the journey, just jump in! :)

KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #2

Oh, I'll be glad to jump in. :)
I already have quite a few projects I'm working on, but since I
started working on that Gambas GUI already... I might as well join
this project too.

I already have some experience in GTK (and pyGTK), so I don't mind
using it instead of Gambas.
Here's a GTK project I started:
http://alliancemanager.sourceforge.net/ (currently paused). I also
already created a GTK GUI for a school project.

But in order to get a working GUI as soon as possible would it be
possible to upload the Gambas-based GUI to this project's repository?
I still have to do a few things to get it to work, but at least once
it's ready, there'll be a first working GUI available.
Of course, the current version in development doesn't respect the
GNOME guidelines and HIG at all... (and I couldn't find out how to
create an "unlock" button for admins in Gambas)

You can contact me at:
zohn(dot)joidberg(at)gmail.com
or on Jabber: KIAaze(at)jabber.org (but I'm rarely online)

Another question: The launchpad page mentions that this project is
sponsored by InLibroVeritas.
Does that mean you get paid for developing it?

P.S: Ah, et au fait, je parle français aussi... ^^

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 10:39 AM, Didier Roche
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Your question #42759 on GChildCare changed:
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> Status: Open => Needs information
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> Didier Roche requested for more information:
> Hi zoidberg,
>
> The first UI draft will be available very soon and publish here.
> I have made a lot of research on similar projects and found the 3 provided links.
>
> Why another project? The main idea here is to follow scritecly GNOME guidelines and HIG. That is to say:
> - Use GTK2 (1 & 3 doesn't)
> - KISS (2 is totally out): 3 buttons should be a maximum for the frontend (the first window, of course). I think the average user needn't to specify himself a word list, he wants to use whitelist/blacklist (list automatically found over the Internet) or access/deny the Internet (for each user).
>
> I will of course, take some ideas to those project but I am afraid to have to create a dedicated project from that.
> Feedbacks are really welcome of course, and even if I have also very little time (MOTU, ubuntu-fr, etc.) I will try to release a 0.1 release as soon as possible. If you want to join the journey, just jump in! :)
>
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Didier Roche (didrocks) said : #3

Ok, continuons en français alors :)

Le sponsoring se limite à acheter un/des livres sur les domaines concernés (typiquement un bouquin en python pour l'instant ^^). C'est du sponsoring light mais qui fait plaisir quoi :)
De plus, c'est ILV qui fourni les graphismes et la charte graphique.

Je dois t'avouer que bien que maitrisant un grand nombre de language (cf ma page wiki), je débute tout juste en python avec en PyGTK (c'est aussi un des attraits du projet pour moi). Je n'ai pas trop de craintes vu que j'utilise depuis très longtemps le C++ et le Java, il faut seulement le temps d'adaptation :)

Si tu veux, je pense pouvoir m'y mettre sérieusement dans le mois, construire quelques briques de bases (ayant déjà fait mon diagramme de classe, j'ai une bonne idée du schéma pour le rendre aussi modulaire que possible) et on se lance ensuite, ok ?

Par exemple, une des idées par la suite est de s'affranchir éventuellement de GTK pour construire également une version QT en branchant les "bons" modules.

Je ferais une revue du projet écrit en gambas dès que possible (au moins au niveau du code), mais l'importer directement, je ne suis pas certain que ce soit le meilleur moyen de partir du bon pied.

KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #4

D'accord.
Je pense que je finirais quand même l'interface en Gambas vite fait.
Il ne me reste que le code à écrire en gros, ce qui ne sera pas très
difficile vu qu'il s'agit en majorité d'appels à des scripts. (en fait
le plus dur qui reste à faire c'est les scripts pour changer les
numéros de ports et le langage (j'utiliserais probablement Python))

Cela dit, Gambas est vraiment génial. Il me permet de faire le paquet
Debian (et autres) directement, ainsi que les fichiers .po/.pot pour
la traduction. (L'IDE offre même une interface pour traduire!)

2008/8/26 Didier Roche <email address hidden>:
> Your question #42759 on GChildCare changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gchildcare/+question/42759
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Didier Roche proposed the following answer:
> Ok, continuons en français alors :)
>
> Le sponsoring se limite à acheter un/des livres sur les domaines concernés (typiquement un bouquin en python pour l'instant ^^). C'est du sponsoring light mais qui fait plaisir quoi :)
> De plus, c'est ILV qui fourni les graphismes et la charte graphique.
>
> Je dois t'avouer que bien que maitrisant un grand nombre de language (cf
> ma page wiki), je débute tout juste en python avec en PyGTK (c'est aussi
> un des attraits du projet pour moi). Je n'ai pas trop de craintes vu que
> j'utilise depuis très longtemps le C++ et le Java, il faut seulement le
> temps d'adaptation :)
>
> Si tu veux, je pense pouvoir m'y mettre sérieusement dans le mois,
> construire quelques briques de bases (ayant déjà fait mon diagramme de
> classe, j'ai une bonne idée du schéma pour le rendre aussi modulaire que
> possible) et on se lance ensuite, ok ?
>
> Par exemple, une des idées par la suite est de s'affranchir
> éventuellement de GTK pour construire également une version QT en
> branchant les "bons" modules.
>
> Je ferais une revue du projet écrit en gambas dès que possible (au moins
> au niveau du code), mais l'importer directement, je ne suis pas certain
> que ce soit le meilleur moyen de partir du bon pied.
>
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

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KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #6

Just to mark this as solved. :)