What package format should gqrx be made available in next?

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 […]

The Hello Machine

When I worked in telecommunications as an engineer (late 2000’s) Electronic Switching Systems had been pretty much taken over by software switching systems, but the hardware, closely coupled to that software, was still very much an important component. While the call switching and routing was no longer achieved by thousands and thousands of hardware relays […]

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 […]

Test pip’s alpha resolver and help us document dependency conflicts

Hello! It’s Bernard and Nicole here from the pip team. What’s this research about? The team is working on the improving the way that pip resolves package dependency conflicts and would like feedback from users who have projects with complex dependencies. By complex dependencies we mean projects that: have at least 10 package dependencies some […]