Implementing Democracy: A Large Scale Cross-Platform Desktop ApplicationChristopher James Lahey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Democracy is a cross-platform video podcast client. It integrates a large number of functions, including searching, downloading, and playing videos. Thus, it is a large scale app integrating a number of software libraries, including a browser, a movie player, a bittorrent client, and an rss reader.
The paper and talk will discuss a number of techniques used, including using PyRex to link from python to C libraries, using a web browser and a templating system to build the user interface for cross platform desktop software (including a different web browser on each platform,) and our object store used to keep track of everything in our app, store our state to disk, and bring updates to the UI.