Wed, 21 May 2008
The last update to HappyPlusClock was in January, and the last update to this blog was in November. I have been working since then, however, and I hope to have version 1.0 out before long. Why am I not done yet?
I re-wrote the compositor code (that is, the code that makes sure all the bits (clock, toolbar, date, etc.) get drawn in the correct order at the correct time. It's much cleaner now, but a little slower than it should be. Once it's up to speed, I'm practically done with 1.0.
My dev box (a platinum Power Mac G3 desktop) is being cranky and hasn't powered on in two weeks. It's been flaky ever since I put a USB card in it, but I still hope to bring it around.
I broke off for a while and wrote a video test pattern utility because my Plus's video wasn't square, so the analog clock was stretched vertically. Once I get HappyPlusClock 1.0 out, I'll turn my attention to cleaning up and release the test pattern program.
Work has been busy, and we're entering the very busy summer months. But I'm taking time off around Memorial Day, and I'll see if I can get the G3 going again.