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Monkeystudio homepage is moving


After some months (years :p) without any special move in MkS I decided to *archive* the website.
Currently it cost me a lot of time to maintain the web part of the MkS project, update drupal, update any of its modules etc.
This is inefficient because to be honest, nothing in this CMS is serving us apart the blog/story/wiki.
So I decided to move to a plain html/js static website which posts, blogs and wiki pages are just requested from xml request from a json file.
i will just have to update this json file to add any new content, very easy to handle / maintain.

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PyQt. How to shoot yourself in the foot.

Once upon a time there was a programming language called C. And it had 2 memory management functions: malloc() and free(). But it was too complicated.

Bjarne Stroustrup decided that C memory management should be easier. So he invented C++. In addition tomalloc() and free(), C++ had new, delete, destructors, RAII, auto and shared pointers.

Guido van Rossum found that C++ was also not simple enough. He chose another way and invented Python - a language which doesn't have even malloc() or free().

Meanwhile Norwegian trolls created the C++ GUI library Qt. It simplifies memory management by deleting objects automatically when it thinks the objects are not needed.

A man called Phil Thompson was upset that a cool library like Qt doesn't exist in the excellent Python language. He combined them in the PyQt project. But it is not so easy to combine different memory management paradigms. Let's see what the pitfalls are.

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How syntax highlighting works

This article was written 1 year ago. I finally found the time to translate it to English

If you are a programmer, you spend a significant amount of your time coding. It doesn’t matter how many buttons or menus or IDE or editor has, the core is a code editor component. Do you know how it works?
This article explains how syntax highlighting in Qutepart (and katepart) works. The article is not about UI, but about the architecture. If you are interested, lets go..

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Enki editor release for Windows

Windows release of Enki is finally out! Thanks to Bryan A. Jones, who has done the majority of work.

Except this, release 14.03.0 contains a lot of bugfixes and improvements.
Download Windows and Linux releases from official site.

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Qutepart - new code editor component for Enki

What is the most important part of a car? I guess an engine. And what is the most important part of text editor or IDE?
I guess a text editor component.

For many years Monkey Studio had been using QScintilla. Enki, derived from MkS, also used to use QScintilla in the first release. And we never have been happy with it. In fact, we have been hating it, but, there are no alternatives for Qt.

Now this problem is resolved for Enki. I created own code editor component - Qutepart

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Windows Python/PyQt support improved

After many users reporting python on windows did not worked fine I take the time to improve its support inside Monkey Studio.
I have commited some code in the svn / dev branch (svn://, which now auto detect python/pyqt installations reading the windows registry.
The default commands have been updated too, and these changes affect all operating systems.
You can checkout and build the branch using these commands:

  • svn co svn:// mksdev
  • cd mks dev
  • qmake -r
  • make -j6
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The first public release of Enki

I started mksv3 project 2 years ago. It those time, it was not clear if it will be next version of MkS or separate project.
You can read about it here

Now the project got it's own name: Enki, and it's own website:

During 2 years I've made few releases. But, project was mentioned only here and in few mailing lists. I didn’t do any public announcements. Because the project was not ready. Not better, than other text editors. But, now I think it is right time. This is already not a prototype, but really useful software.

10 August 2012. Enki birthday!

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Monkey Studio IDE Released

Dear MkS users.
MkS team is proud to announce the availability of the Monkey Studio IDE
This is a bug fixe release for the version.
A list of the new improvements and some screenshots can be found here.
You can grab your copy of the new version from here.
Or, from your package manager if you are on Gnu/Linux/Unix like.

We hope you benefit from the new version.
MkS Team.

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