APR
18
2013

Slick New Artwork and call for testers

Some slick new artwork has arrived in Kubuntu 13.04. 13.04 is due for release a week today so all hands on deck for testing, join us in #kubuntu-devel to help out.




Plymouth boot screen




Ubiquity installer

APR
17
2013

100 things that are great about Kubuntu?

Google+ topic to name 100 things that are great about Kubuntu

"Community involvement."

"I like KDevelop, KDE and Debian packages combined with the fast update service of Kubuntu."

"I have to hand it to the Kubuntu package team, they really get the updates out fast"

"Everything is highly customizable."

Add your reason today :)

APR
11
2013

hackweek9: Lightweight KDE Desktop project - updated

It's Hack Week 9 at SUSE, and I'm working on a cracking project this time around. I've codenamed it 'KLyDE', for K Lightweight Desktop Environment, and it's an effort to point KDE at the lightweight desktop market.  Surely some mistake, you say?  KDE and lightweight kan't fit in the same sentence.  I think they can.

APR
4
2013

Ten years!

It's been 10 years since I joined Kexi and thus the KDE community. I think writing down some history and summary makes sense.


2003-03-28: first touch on Kexi sources for porting


It all started at a technology fair in Warsaw, 2003. I wasn't too keen to go but got free tickets and free time. I met a founder of OpenOffice Polska LLC (later renamed to OpenOffice Software) from Warsaw presenting its adaptation of deeply localized, nicely prebuilt office suite based on OpenOffice.org. The office suite has been open sourced StartOffice over two years before by SUN and then localizations or user handbooks basically did not exist. During the meeting among other topics we also discussed apparent missing bit in the OpenOffice.org suite: a rival of MS Access. I proposed to perform some research on how the app can be added. I got hired and engaged full-time from March 2003.

MAR
31
2013

The Job hunt continues...

I've been really busy on the job front these days most recently being interviewed at palantir.com HQ. It was a great experience. I made it to the final steps but unfortunately, was not an exact fit for what they needed (I applied for a Quality Engineering role). Even so, I'm proud to have gotten to the decision stage, they aren't an easy company to get into.

Now that my passport is being renewed, hopefully more opportunities will arrive. The economy hasn't made any of this easy looking for work but hopefully something comes around soon.
MAR
27
2013

Formidable! Un Planet Francais

Bienvenue au Planet KDE Francais, un grand planet pour tout la monde francophone.



"C'est cool ça un planet en français pout KDE!" Cédric Bellegarde

"Une planète en français s’il vous plait!" Jean-Nicolas Artaud

"So that is the place to go for reading montel blogpost" afiestas

MAR
25
2013

NHS Hack Day Judgement

Myself and Paul and Nicky and Carry judged the entries. They were all winners. They all showed what could be done when you put people with ideas together with people who can hack. They all showed the power of open, collaborative and friendly development.

The winner was: Pocket TherAPPist, Michael Richardson learnt how to code Android in two days and mastered Eclipse to make a way of recording a patient's anxiety levels for later review.

MAR
24
2013

NHS Hack Scotland day 2

DSCF7406
Linux geeks

DSCF7405
The judge and the organiser

MAR
24
2013

Coffice - Calligra on Android available now

Introduction

Coffice (Calligra Office or coffee-in-office) is a new project that tries to make Calligra available on mobile platforms like Android, Blackberry 10, Jolla SailfishOS and Ubuntu Phone.

MAR
23
2013

NHS Hack Scotland starts

NHS Hack Scotland is starting here in Edinburgh brining coders and medics together for the weekend

DSCF7393
Morning wake up

Pages