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Way to pack your icon themes in Gnome

I have long been looking for a simple tool to easily create and pack icon themes for gnome, yet the only specimens I could find on the gnome project were either outdated and broken, or non existing anymore.

I managed to uncover a functionnal (but old) python/bash script that seemed to do the trick, but it wouldn’t work with my gnome3 and GTK3 (pygtk only supports GTK up to 2.26 or something), so I decided to upgrade it. I forked it (hard) on and it is available through :

It is for now almost iso-functionnal with the previous version, the GUI hasn’t been (yet) updated but it is planned for a future version. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Numbers, Kata in Lua

For my first kata, I picked Happy Numbers at Coding Kata and decided to play with Lua, which I don’t know well.

The user-story is as follows :

You are dead (yes, again). You see a long queue leading up to what you belief must be heaven’s gate. You get in line. After a few minutes of waiting you reach the gate. Suddenly you hear loud sirens, balloons and confetti rain from above.

The gate keeper says that you are the 6666th visitor today! As a reward you get to choose your reincarnation form. Cool! You think for a moment and come to the conclusion that after an unhappy life as a math teacher you want to be happy – so you decide to become a happy number!

Which one will you pick ?

The mathematical definition for happy numbers can naturally be found on wikipedia.

The point is to implement the function isHappy() which takes a number and returns true if the number is happy.

 * Check if a number is a 'happy number'
 * @param number    number to be checked
 * @return          true if parameter is a happy number
boolean isHappy (long number);

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