It’s been a while since I last wrote about my pet project, BillReminder, a late and due bills notifier for the desktop. With the birth of my daughter Kate, and the projects I’m involved with at rPath, together with the translation of GNOME 2.18, there wasn’t much time left to do anything else. Fortunately, I had the great pleasure of adding one more developer to the project: Luiz Armesto.
After exchanging a few ideas on IRC about the direction I wanted to take the project, Luiz simply carrried on his shoulders the entire re-write process for our database layer, to support a flexible and dinamic architecture. And it didn’t really take too long for the results to show! As if that wasn’t enough, he took upon himself to write a new notification mechanism, detached from the main application (shown below).
The code is now better divided (using MVC) to facilitate the assignment of new tasks and modules among the developers. Speaking of developers and contributors, I want to take the opportunity to thank the following people (in no particular order) for their involvement in the project:
- Laudeci Oliveira
- Luiz Armesto
- Giovanni Deganni
- Mario Danic
- Led Style
- Vinicius Depizzol
If anyone is interested in giving us a hand, be that documenting, translating, re-designing the web site, etc, etc, just send me an email or ping me on #billreminder at Freenode.