My name is Ram Rachum, and I'm a Python software developer based in Israel.

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12th July 2011

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`SimpackSelectionDialog` almost done

Hey, only a few weeks remain until the release of GarlicSim 0.7. I just wanted to give you a sneak peak of the new SimpackSelectionDialog, incidentally on a Mac:

Teaser of `SimpackSelectionDialog`

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I’m quite pleased with this widget. It’s almost finished, I might put in a few more touches before the release. The above screenshot shows it on a Mac, but as always, it’s completely cross-platform and works on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux as well.

This time I put in more emphasis on keyboard-accessibility, including accelerators for as many buttons as possible. The widget is not 100% keyboard accessible, but I’d say around 90%, and it will get to 100% in a couple of years as the underlying wxPython framework evolves. I also went through all the other dialogs in GarlicSim and gave them as many accelerators as possible.

Going back to work on 0.7!

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