Introducing Glista: Yet another to-do applet for Gtk+

Yes, there are probably a dozen out there, but none of them was just the way I wanted it to be. So I went out and started writing one: Glista.

It’s terribly simple, and I spent not more than a weekend and a couple of evenings writing it. But I have been using it successfully for over a week now and for the first time I am tracking my tasks through a desktop tool – so I’ve decided to release it.

Visit the Glista page at http://prematureoptimization.org/glista for more information.

It is written in C/Gtk+ (so it runs well on GNOME but should work on other desktops, and should also be portable to Mac / Windows). Now, I must say that I am *not* a C programmer. I suck at it in fact. But I enjoy banging my head against the C memory management wall from time to time. If you look at my code and must run to wash your eyes, tell me about it because I want to improve.

I am using the 0.1 release available on the site (and through Google Code) for some time now. I don’t plan to expand it much but there are some fixes / additions I want to add if I find the time in the next few weeks.

Try it out and tell me what you think!

BTW: I used the name “Glista” because of the common “G” prefix for Gtk+/GNOME apps, joined with “list” and an “a” just to make it cooler. A couple of days later I found it it’s actually a word – in many Slavic languages it’s the word for an earthworm, and in Russian it’s sort of the plural form for Glist which is the word for intensinal parasitic worms. Cool!