OCT
4
2006

Let the Marble roll ...

My last last blog entry about Marble covered how Marble is meant to be a generic geographical map widget. It shows the earth as a sphere but doesn't make use of any hardware acceleration (NO OpenGL). So although it might look similar to professional applications like Google Earth or Nasa World Wind it's rather meant to be a small light weight multi purpose widget for KDE.

OCT
4
2006

Register for 10-Years-KDE Party early –– Win a Qtopia Greenphone!

KDE is going to celebrate it's 10th anniversary. We'll have a birthday party on Friday, October 13th, 2006 in the Technische Akademie Esslingen in Ostfildern (near Stuttgart). More information is available at:

http://events.kde.org/10years

SEP
30
2006

MARBLElous times ahead

Yesterday at aKademy I committed Marble to KDE SVN. Marble addresses an issue that exists since long: KDE lacks a generic widget that can be used to display geographical maps. Right now implementation as well as data for maps is duplicated all over SVN.

Examples of Use

AUG
29
2006

KDE Wedding: Matze and Eva back from honeymoon

It's certainly one of those rare cases many open source geeks are dreaming of: An open source developer finds his other half, who is also a passionate open source developer and they both decide to marry each other. Recently this dream came true for Eva and Matze, who have both been involved with the free software project KDE since many years already. For those who don't know them yet: Our queen of hearts Eva also is the president of the KDE e.V., the non-profit organisation that represents KDE developers in legal and financial matters. And both have a job that involves Qt programming.

FEB
14
2006

Planning for CeBIT: Kubuntu CDs!

A new year -- a new chance to spread the word about our favourite desktop environment at linux events. In Germany I already had the pleasure to attend the SkoleLinux Gathering 2006 in the sprawling city of Erkelenz. Carsten Niehaus, author of the popular award-winning chemistry application Kalzium, held a nice Qt 4 Workshop as well as a presentation about KDE-EDU there.

OCT
20
2005

I-con-dance: lead and follow

No matter whether it's Tango or Salsa (I'm addicted to Salsa dancing) there are some important things to know about dancing: Of course your attention needs to be 100% on your partner and the enjoyment of dancing that song together. But to be a successful leader it takes more than just trying to force her into something that the "leader" had his heart set on. To make the lady truely shine on the dance-floor a good leader will allow her these essential playful moments of creativity and give her the freedom of expression. - The same is true for icons! ... And leads us directly to the pros & cons of the Tango Project:

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