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Dec
4
comment StackCenter 2 - Now in Public Beta!
How about some screenshots?
Oct
9
comment Is there a Stack Exchange notification app for Windows 7?
Ya, I've briefly tested it on Windows 7 and it seemed to work fine (I am the author of StackTracker).
Jul
9
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
This is apparently a common problem with openSUSE and some other distros (gentoo) - an example: lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-bugs/2010-04/msg00293.html
Jul
9
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
Does updating your sip module solve the problem? I haven't gotten around to making a standalone Linux install so you may need to update that module for it to run at the moment.
Jun
30
comment Observe a private beta in StackAuth
icon_url is 404ing -- is this going to be added during the beta? I wasnt sure if "pick the icon" is part of the Area51 stuff or if it was decided when the site launches.
Jun
28
comment Why Content-Encoding gzip rather than Transfer-Encoding gzip
I dont know much about this area, but if this is true this would be very helpful for python API calls. Currently you need to read the request into a temporary file-like buffer then do the decompression with a separate gzip call -- it is kind of a pain.
Jun
24
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
Ya I didnt realize the Windows and OS X had different icon files -- Ill be sure to be add that in the next release. thanks for testing it out for me!
Jun
24
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
The app is now API v0.9 complaint. Version < 0.4.1 will no longer work as API v0.8 has been killed.
Jun
24
comment Stack Overflow KDE Plasma widget
stackapps.com/questions/290/… ?
Jun
24
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
@systempuntoout I added an OS X build, let me know if you have any problems - it seemed to work fine on the two Macs I tested it on.
Jun
23
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
This has been fixed in v0.4. Thank you very much for testing out the app and alerting me of the issue!
Jun
23
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
Actually the issue was the recent addition of gzipping the api response -- which doesn't play nicely with urllib2.urlopen. I am working on a patch that should resolve the issue.
Jun
23
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
Could you give me the full URL that you tried? If the app didnt crash in a blaze of fire, it's probably thinks that the URL is invalid (there is 'error checking' with a simple regex). Also what version are you running? The newest from github? The v0.3 tarball?
Jun
23
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
Ya, actually I have been trying to build PyQt on OSX all week -- I will try to get an OSX build out at some point.
Jun
10
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
Has anyone tried the Windows EXE? Is it working for you? I've tested it on a few computers at my home so let me know if there are any problems.
Jun
1
comment iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI
My understanding is that you should NOT copy the stackoverflow 'look and feel' which generally means things like colors/icons/layout. To me, this looks almost identical to the main sites and could easily cause confusion that is the 'official SO app'.
Jun
1
comment Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Logos/Names?
@Robert, thank you for posting this excerpt. Will the full draft be available somewhere in the near future?
Jun
1
comment Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Logos/Names?
Thanks Robert, I will do that
May
28
comment StackTracker - Cross-platform desktop notification app
@George Ya I am debating whether to do that or some kind of exponential backoff in the query time. My current plan is to add it as a user setting - 'Should questions auto-expire? After how long?'. It will likely come in v0.3 as I will be adding persistence of tracked questions.