StelaPad goes open source


For anyone interested in vector graphics and HTML 5 web technology, check out the newly open-sourced StelaPad project.

Moving to Aptana Studio 3


I've used the Eclipse IDE for awhile now, and I've decided to give the Eclipse-based Aptana Studio 3 a try.  It offers some nice additional features and has returned to active development after the purchase of Aptana by Appcelerator.

That said, I'm being cautious since I wasn't all that impressed by the Appcelerator Titanium Studio IDE (too pushy on the marketing sales aspect).

So far, the only tweaks are setting the default theme to Tomorrow Night (Window > Preferences > Aptana Studio > Themes > Import) and add Aptana to my Lubuntu menu -- create a file called aptana.desktop in /usr/share/applications/ and add this text:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Aptana Studio
Comment=Aptana Studio Integrated Development Environment

Then, in Start > Programming, right-click on Aptana Studio and choose Properties.  Click on Change Icon, choose the Image Files radio button, and browse to the Aptana Studio folder to select icon.xpm

Update: The experiment was short lived....switching back to Eclipse.