cooking, programming and everyday life xrado

Friday, March 20, 2009

FireSpider and pyGtranslator on GitHub

Since I'm getting so many bug reports and improvement wishes for those two tiny apps I decide to push the source to GitHub repository, available to any one to contribute. I haven't touch them for a while also the code isn't shiny, but any way we are all learning. I wish i could play more with it but I'm currently busy with other things also switching the job and so... 

FireSpider on GitHub and pyGtranslator on GitHub

Thursday, January 01, 2009

pyGtranslator 0.2 (new version)

Here is a new version of pyGtranslator (GUI tool for Google translate) with many fixes and some new features. I think now works as it should.

what's new:
  • utf-8 characters works properly now
  • showing new lines fixed
  • added languages swap button
  • settings are now saved on exit
  • better connection error handling

happy translating and a happy new year :)



Linux (require python, gtk, pygtk)
- ubuntu / debian: pygtranslator_0.2-1_i386.deb
- zenwalk: pygtranslator-0.2-noarch-54.1.tgz dep md5

Windows (require GTK2 runtime)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

pyGtranslator - GUI tool for Google translate

Update:new version pyGtranslator 0.5 avalible
I've been playing with python these days. I made a small GUI tool that brings Google translate to your desktop. Application was easy to code, although I use python occasionally  (wish I could more and learn it better), but want it to make it run on both linux and windows. That took me quite more time. I almost gave up with py2exe and building windows executable, but after hours of googling and trying I figure out that I have to set environmental path to GTK runtime libs. I also made packages for two my favourite linux distros Zenwalk and Ubuntu. pyGtranslator can be improved and also "suggest a better translation" is missing, but that's maybe for late updates, if the need shows. I hope it works for you, otherwise let me know.


pyGtranslator on GitHub



Linux (require python, gtk, pygtk)
- ubuntu / debian: pygtranslator_0.1-1_i386.deb
- zenwalk: pygtranslator-0.1-noarch-54.1.tgz md5 dep

Windows (require GTK2 runtime)

Monday, October 27, 2008

FireSpider extension for Firebug

FireSpider is a an extension for Firebug that can help you find broken or misleading urls and optimize your web page for search engines.

Extension enables you start and the stop the spider. After pressing the start button it fetch the current url and parses the content for new urls. Every unique url is fetch only once. It follows only the current domain urls and detects its content type. Not html content types are reported. Besides fetching, firebug panel gives you information about page title, page where url was got from, its link name and loading time. Reported are also not found urls and ones went in time out after 10 seconds. Requests are send one after another, so some sites may find it to aggressive or may detect you as a dangerous script. Be careful.


This is the first version (hope not the last) and first extension i ever made. Some things may not be very well done, but the basic functionalities are working, i think. Try it and tell me what you think. Hope you find it useful.

firespider-0.1.xpi ( download / install )

FireSpider on GitHub
pages:  1   2