We kicked off the Web Frameworks Jam today, and so far it looks like another great event. We ended up sorting into three groups, one for TurboGears, one for Spring/Hibernate, and one for the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Bruce, Dianne, and I are the TurboGears group. I was on the fence between Ruby on Rails and TurboGears, but since I would have been the only person looking at Rails, that I would’ve forfeited the benefit of the group.
I didn’t make much progress today; it seems I am a victim of Debian‘s Python 2.3 to 2.4 transition and a rather nascent python-turbogears package in Debian. I am learning about Python package management and parallel installs of multiple Python versions, which is something I have been meaning to learn anyway. Hoping for a more productive day tomorrow; in the meantime I was able to file 5 bugs against the Debian TurboGears package along with some patches. We hiked around Lake Erwin in the middle of the day, which was a welcome pause from my installation and setup frustrations.
Man, it’s good to be back in Crested Butte. I rode the Lower Loop yesterday afternoon with my brother. What a beautiful trail for mountain biking. The Americanos at Camp 4 Coffee were something I’ve been missing as well.