Tools for your coding dojo session
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Dojotools is intended to help in coding dojo sessions.

Our huge feature list is:

  • Watch a directory for changes and run a user supplied command when a file changes

  • Keep track of the round time (in the simplest way possible)

This software is still maintained, so feel free to file any bug reports you find, but it will probably not get many new features. There are already two forks (that I know of) that implement interesting stuff: there is a gedit plugin, by @cesarFrias and another fork by @joaoFelipe with great features such as code snippet generators for various languages and pilot logging.

The only dependency is pygtk (to create the status icon), but if you want notifications, you should also have pynotify installed.

Notifications, will not work very well in Ubuntu, since Canonical’s Notify-OSD does not behave the same way as libnotify does in other linux distributions.

You can revert to the old notification-daemon following instructions in this Ubuntu forums post by gradinaruvasile:

We still need notifications for other platforms.

Another optional dependency is python-firmata if you want to use an Arduino to show the status of your tests using a real, physical semaphore.

If you want to do so, install python-firmata, upload the firmata sketch to your Arduino, and leave it connected to your usb port.

Because of the way we initiate the communication with the Arduino, this will probably not work on Windows for now.