Gqrx is an open source software defined radio receiver (SDR) powered by the GNU Radio and the Qt graphical toolkit. Right now it is available as an AppImage, as a Mac OS dmg, and as sourcecode. It’d be nice to have it available in other package formats. What is this poll about? This survey is […]
Category archives: free open source software
Nextcloud/Owncloud Music app next feature research (results)
This post will be used to document the results from this research. The poll closed over the weekend so it’ll take a little time to publish them.
How do GRC users create a new flowgraph?
During the approaching GNU Radio streaming weekend, we’ll be doing some UX Design work. The design challenge we’re going to tackle is the process for users to create a new GRC flowgraph. I’ve created this short survey to get a better understanding of how GRC users currently create a new flowgraph, and the run it.
Installing Python on Mac OS X Catalina
(This is a reminder to myself, and maybe a help for someone else who might be in the same situation as me. The purpose was to be able to lint documentation I’m trying to update for the pip project work.) This applies to installing “the latest” Python on Mac OS X 10.15.6. I’ve used this […]
Creating rapid CLI prototypes with cli-output
I’m working on the usability of pip (the official Python package manager) at the moment. This short blogpost isn’t about how to design CLIs. It is about creating rapid prototypes with this tool – part “look at this useful tool, part “thank you Pradyun” part feature request list. 🙂 Update After putting together the feature […]
A Python community announcement about our pip work
Sumana Harihareswara the pip PM put together a video for the Python community to tell them about our UX work on pip, the package manager. Initially I was thinking “I hate seeing my face on video, I hate hearing my voice. This better not have ukelele music. I hate those kinds of videos.” I liked […]
How should pip handle dependency conflicts when updating already installed packages?
The pip UX Team is looking for your input into future pip behaviour! What is this research about? This research is to understand what behaviour users expect from pip where upgrading a package would introduce dependency conflict(s) to already installed packages. I want to give my input! Great! Nicole has put together a 1 question […]
Sign-up for the pip UX Studies!
Do you use Python? pip? If so, sign-up to take part in the pip UX Studies.
Open Source conference organising software
This is a short note to myself (and anyone interested) about software applications I’ve found recently that allow you do manage conferences/ticket sales, etc. Pretalx; it comes in self-hosted and hosted-for-you options. Feature comparison also available. Hosted-for-you prices range from 850EUR to 1450, depending on the number of attendees and ticket price.Self-hosted does not have […]
Reading list & useful things I found for 1-8 September
User Research No design without (user) research; A great talk (with video) by Belén Barros Pena given at 2019 Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) conference in Saarbrucken. The talk was about why and how to incorporate design research practices into free software projects, but it applies to all projects. The tool we use to turn around […]