SEP
2
2012

Exciting times, past and ahead

The past part
So many interesting things have happened since my last blog post that the list below is probably missing a lot of stuff.

APR
21
2011

Around the world

After asking the KDE e.V. for funding, I can now finally say I'm going to the Platform 11 sprint in June and to Desktop Summit in August.

DEC
19
2010

Updates to freebsd.kde.org

A few days ago, Alberto Villa committed some changes to the KDE on FreeBSD website: it is now using the Chihuaha framework, which means it looks a lot more like the rest of the kde.org websites. As noted in the commit message, many thanks to the KDE on Windows webmasters, since Alberto originally got the code from their website.

NOV
8
2010

No more KBugBuster

Yesterday, I moved KBugBuster from trunk/KDE/kdesdk to tags/unmaintained/4. For those unfamiliar with it, it is/was a frontend to KDE's Bugzilla, so that you could interact with it without a web browser.

Unfortunately, KBugBuster had not seen any bug fix or feature commit in several years, and did not work at all -- the URLs it used to communicate with KDE's Bugzilla were wrong to start with.

JUL
13
2010

Icecream and glibc 2.11.2

In case you use Icecream (the distributed compile system which makes your coworkers' machines compile KDE for you :)) and happen to be using a glibc >= 2.11.2, you might notice that you are not able to send compilation jobs to other machines while still being visible to the scheduler and receiving jobs from other hosts.

JUL
4
2010

Patch review weekend

Besides maintaining Ark, I also spend some of my KDE time reviewing and applying patches for other projects as well. This weekend I had some free time, which was dedicated to applying some Kopete patches and pushing some KDE-FreeBSD patches upstream.

JUN
20
2010

News from Ark land

When I started blogging in the end of last year, I thought I would write much more frequently than I do: if only I had better marketing abilities, there would certainly be many more posts about what's going on the Ark, KDE's beloved archive manager, and KDE on FreeBSD fronts. At least I seem to be in good company in the occasional bloggers department. :)

JAN
2
2010

Ark Junior Jobs

So let's talk about what's going on in the Ark land.

NOV
13
2009

In which the author introduces himself

Hi there. In order to keep the tradition, an introduction in this first post. I'm Raphael Kubo da Costa, a 20-year-old Computer Science student at State University of Campinas, Brazil, and also part-time employee at ProFUSION Embedded Systems (a very nice place for any free software developer, I'd say).