FEB
5
2011

WebODF at FOSDEM

Currently I am enjoying FOSDEM, the excellen Free Software conference in Brussels. Tomorrow I will give a presentation "WebODF: an office suite built on browser technology" about WebODF. If you want a preview, you can look at a screencast about it.

I'm going to FOSDEM

JAN
3
2011

JavaScript: keep it working in different runtimes

The programming language JavaScript is seeing more and more use. Software written in it can run in many different environments. Not only do web browsers support it, there are quite a few programming environments that can integrate and run JavaScript code. Qt has support for it with the QtScript module. GNOME has JavaScript bindings via gjs. Node.JS is gaining popularity on the server and Java has the Rhino runtime.

JUN
25
2010

OdfKit Hack Week day 3

It's Friday and day three of the OdfKit Hack Week. So what did we do all day besides folding balloons, talking to men in wooden shoes and eating pancakes? We actually implemented the style inheritance I blogged about yesterday. Background images are now supported too. There was some philosophizing over APIs and we published some code (recommended if are interested in (Qt)WebKit or ODF). Since the weekend is here we'll not go into details too much, after all you can download the Qt client code or try the online demo in a WebKit or Firefox browser, but we will show some images. The first image shows that background images are working in the Qt client now and the second screenshot shows the first part of the ODF 1.2 specification odt format opened in OpenOffice, our WebKit based viewer and KOffice.
JUN
24
2010

OdfKit Hack Week day 2

Today was a day of style in the OdfKit Hack Week. Enjoying the sun with style. Watching a soccer game with style. Watching the chicken spagetti races with style and most importantly adding a touch of style to OdfKit cum suis.

JUN
23
2010

ODF visualization using WebKit

Today is day 1 of of the OdfKit Hack Week. We wrote a list of things we want to achieve this week. In order to avoid embarrassment, we'll spare you the details and go straight through to an explanation of how you can use WebKit (or any modern browser) to visualize ODF documents. The general idea is to incorporate the ODF XML into a live HTML document.
 
Step 0: load content and styles into an HTML document
 

JUN
22
2010

OdfKit Hack Week starts

OdfKit is a project that reuses WebKit technology in a toolkit for working with ODF office documents. KO GmbH is sponsored by NLnet to work on OdfKit for three months. This week, Chani, who is on her way to Akademy, is working with me on OdfKit and since she's here an entire week, we're calling it OdfKit Hack Week.

MAR
21
2010

Spring cleaning: Strigi becomes a meta-project

A couple of large commits changed the organization of the Strigi project. As you probably know, Strigi provides the code to extract data from files and also allows for fast searching for files. We have reorganized the project to be a meta project. It is now split into five projects that can be compiled independently: libstreams, libstreamanalyzer, strigidaemon, strigiclient and strigiutils. This move has been done to make it easier for other projects to use the library parts of Strigi. KDE, especially Nepomuk, depends on libstreamanalyzer, which in turn depends on libstreams.

MAR
2
2010

SlideCompare: improving rendering of slides in KOffice

Rendering slides is a complicated business. Slides can contain tons of different features just like webpages can. People expect that presentations look the same in different programs. Perhaps not pixel-perfect but very similar nevertheless.

FEB
12
2010

Silent Metronome in QML

Tonight I could not attend band rehearsal so I used the time to play with the new QML language. There is a nice tutorial online and a good screencast.

JAN
19
2010

Alpha version of Office Viewer for Nokia N900 available

Today, Nokia released the first public version of the office document viewer for the Nokia N900 phone. It was uploaded to the Maemo repositories. This version supports text files, spreadsheets and presentations in OpenDocument format (ODF) and Microsoft Office formats. The viewer requires the latest update (PR1.1) to the N900 software. You can install 'Office Viewer' by adding the maemo-devel repository to your N900 catalogues:

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