|Summer of Code Archive||Inspirated Code|
|Original Proposal||Google Docs|
|Repository||Tor Project Git|
|Mentor Blog||arm Development Log|
The first thing that comes to mind after seeing “curses” and “Python” in the same sentence is “go away or I shall taunt you a second time”. After spending a while trying to write text-mode interfaces, it only starts ringing truer.
Coding period for Google Summer of Code 2011 officially began last week. Because of exams and some subsequent issues involving my university I had been lagging behind my intended schedule. With help from Damian Johnson though I was able to get my feet wet quickly and start integrating menus in arm. Luckily, the arm codebase was very well-written and neatly organized which simplified my task and allowed me to end up with a functional implementation by the end of first week:
The code can be accessed via my Git repository at Tor Project. In addition to that I also now own a shiny firstname.lastname@example.org email address which is currently setup to forward messages to my primary mail.
Menus still needs a bit of polishing as the controls are not completely intuitive and I still need to bug-hunt thoroughly on varying screen sizes. For the time being they work well enough to control all aspects of arm except for quitting or resetting Tor, which I shall be fixing after figuring out a few quirks.
“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.” — Buddy Hackett