DEC
23
2008

Artifical borders or how positive aspects of globalisation are withheld from consumers

The human race has been living and thinking in terms of borders for a long time, since the first people decided to settle down instead of keeping a nomadic life style.

Ideally each individual's respect for everyone else's needs and personal boundaries would be sufficient to control access to shared resources and such things, however I am not holding my breath that this would happen any time soon (soon as in terms if centuries).

DEC
15
2008

There and back again

Last week I have been in Nürnberg again, this time almost a whole week.

On Tuesday evening I met Will and half a dozen other SUSE people in a really nice pub called Irish Castle.
Ah, Guiness, Fish&Chips and more Guiness :)
Though, as an afterthought, I should probably have gone with Wings&Chips like Will did, they just looked even more delicious.

DEC
4
2008

Nurenberg work and fun

When your boss tells you that you have to take over some work from a collegue, work that involves travelling several hours in each direction, work on a project you haven't been involved before and only get a minimum briefing, your most common reaction will likely be "this sucks!".

Lets not be kidding, work itself and the circumstances still sucked, but being a KDE developer has certain advantages, e.g. knowing people all over the world, especially in KDE stronghold like Nurenberg.

NOV
30
2008

Going to Nurenberg

The next few days I will be in Nurenberg, working on-site at our customer's facilities at the airport.
I am arriving Monday afternoon and departe on Thursday morning, so I basically have three evenings to spend on going out for dinner and probably a pub or two :)

So if anyone living in that area doesn't want to pass up on a verifyable excuse for some fun, let me know.

NOV
19
2008

Akonadi goodness without moving even a finger

Sound like magic you say?

I'd say you're right!

The White Wizard (also known as Volker Krause) has embedded a powerful spell in the KResource framework which summons a golem (also known as kres-migrator) and commands it to carefully transform your contact and calendar resources into a respective Akonadi setup.

As of last night the magical barrier holding the spell's power has been removed, so that all brave souls testing our snapshots and the upcoming 4.2 beta1 can help us improve the minion's capabilities to everbody's satisfaction.

NOV
8
2008

Nov. 9th - KDE PIM Bug Triaging Day

The KDE BugSquash team is holding another testing and bug triaging day tomorrow, Sunday 9th of November, to help maintain and improve the quality of KDE PIM applications.

NOV
2
2008

Akonadi Developer Sprint - Day 3

I'd say we had an extraordinary good last day since nobody had to leave early and the majority didn't have to leave until late afternoon.

After plenty of breakfast we started with a bit of blog reading, email checking and warm-up hacking.

NOV
2
2008

Akonadi Developer Sprint - Day 2

As usual the middle day of a developer sprint is the most productive one since all people are here the whole day.
We managed a couple of our agenda items in the sense of discussing the current state, roadmap and delegating jobs to those who still have time to do something beside their own important TODOs :)

Since Tom asked us to send him an overview of what we worked on today for his blog I'll use mine to give a bit more detailed insight into the topic of KResource migration.

NOV
1
2008

Akonadi Developer Sprint - Day 1

Day one of the second Akonadi developer sprint for this year started quite early for me, since I had to get up at 5:00 to pack and catch my plane from Graz to Düsseldorf.

I arrived around 11:00 at the venue Tom Albers has organized for us as both a place to stay and work: the extra ordinary fine Linux Hotel in Essen, Germany.

SEP
24
2008

Akonadi Screencast

I originally planned to do that in time for the KDE PIM special feature which has been published as part of one of the recent commit digests, but I didn't find enough time to it then and almost forgot about it later.

But today I sat down and recorded by first screencast ever and several takes due to tons of stupid mistakes, I present to you the screencast about Akonadi KResource bridges.

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