These are the sources for this screencast:
“PySolfC Solving a Freecell Deal Using the Freecell Solver Qualified Seed Improved preset”
Since my last screenshot of PySolFC solving a deal using Freecell Solver, the solver has improved. More recently, some work was done to improve the average solution length and this aims to be a demonstration of it.
The configuration used is: "-l qualified-seed -fif 5 --flares-choice fcpro".
Here are the credits and attribution:
The KDE desktop environment (under GPLv2 and later and compatible licences - http://www.kde.org/ ) running on top of Mageia Linux 3/Cauldron (under GPLv2/GPLv3 and other licences - http://www.mageia.org/ ) - BTW, PySolFC can run fine on Windows and Mac OS X, so don't worry about it.
Freecell Solver - http://fc-solve.shlomifish.org/ - under the MIT/X11 licence by Shlomi Fish and others (me).
The PySolFC background was taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/philleara/8168379265/sizes/o/in/pool-77356438@N00/ and under the Public Domain (by http://www.flickr.com/photos/philleara - Philip Leara).
Other programs used in the creation of this video were recordmydesktop ( http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/about.php ), GVim ( http://www.vim.org/ ), ffmpeg ( http://ffmpeg.org/ ), Bash, Konsole and VLC. Some help for ffmpeg was provided by ubitux on #ffmpeg on Freenode (thanks!).
Some extra thanks go to Danny A. Jones and Gary Campbell from the fc-solve-discuss mailing list (who inspired and/or contributed to some of the changes) and to soryy708 and snowyrooftops who started to work on an alternative GUI to Freecell Solver, which may complement PySolFC.
Happy holidays everyone!
Update: here are some links related to the preparation of this video:
http://bitbucket.org/shlomif/pysolfc-qualified-seed-improved-screencast - sources for some of the stuff (video + audio + mixing script).
http://shlomif-tech.livejournal.com/65462.html - tech tip on how to replace an audio track into a video using recent versions of ffmpeg.