Over the last few months I’ve been working on a replacement for e17xplanet. This will be a full-blown module for e17 instead of a poxy script, which will be much nicer.

I’ve had to learn C to do this, which has been a painful process for me and all the other people I’ve been badgering for help. (Thanks to the guys and gals on #edevelop and ##c!) However, I’ve now got to the stage where I can successfully draw a planet on the background, so I’m fairly close to getting something that’s usable, if not yet massively functional. There’s a few loose ends to tie up (not leaving loads of files laying around, for instance), and it appears to be leaking memory rather badly (give me garbage collection any day), but once those are slightly more under control I’ll put something up for people to try.

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