Ubuntu on Virtualbox is quite fast to don't regret a real machine.
I have seen some parts of the video recorded from UbuntuDevelopers on this youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ubuntudevelopers
If you are new to pygtk, glade and quickly I suggest to follow those videos.
From now on, I have around 15 days to produce something good for the competition..
The 15 days will be splitted like this:
- 3 days experimenting, searching and understand new library in python: fetch webservices, plot graphs (at least lines) and tools pygtk/glade, quickly.
- 4 days for design
- 4 days for programming
- 1 day for testing
- 1 day for submission
- 2 days extra time.. I know those days will be used in some way.
Yes, 1st problem: I desperately need to find a way to plot "cool" graphs with python.
I searched a bit and what I've found is not satisfying me enough.
I don't have the time to create a new library for plot graphs like I want..
Maybe, at the beginning I will use matplotlib (see this tutorial http://www.thetechrepo.com/main-articles/465-how-to-create-a-graph-in-python ) and I will try to improve how graphs looks on the screen only if I will have the time to do it..
I hope matplotlib is able to draw directly on a Gtk Drawing Area... I don't want to save on disk the image than load an image on the Gtk Drawing Area..... it is a sad approach.