JUL
28
2003

titles may suck, but node terms really annoy me

coming up with titles for blog entries isn't fun/easy, but having to pick node terms is really bloody annoying. especially since it's this long listbox that pushes the body waaaay down the page. couldn't it at least be after the body where i could ignore it? and have "KDE General" (or what-have-you) selected by default?

ok, enough metablogging, here's what i'm up to today.

first, gallium's annoyed that i changed the kwin deco kcm without the holy blessing of the kwin maintainers. not sure what to make of that really. i suppose it was the insinuation that i didn't test the changes due to a BR that popped up soon afterwards which isn't as far as i can tell related to my changes at all that rubbed me raw the most. that or perhaps redoing practically every kcm window deco plugin setting so it didn't suck donkey nuts (or at least so many of them at once). or perhaps the fact that he wants to reinstate the third (disjointed) tab to add a deco preview, which is nonesense since there's plenty of room. or perhaps the fact that he posted the tripe in a public mailing list that i'm sub'd to and CC'd me anyways. i dunno.. feh. maybe he was having a pissy day too. or perhaps i'm just having a double pissy day. who knows.

i'm also slogging through some more kjots patches. fixing printing in it. simplifying some stuff. it's starting to come together. i'm happy about that. cool to have a couple others working on it as well. not as lonely.

sometimes working on the smaller apps in KDE's CVS feels like coding in the middle of a quiet forest far from the city centre.

also committed some improvements to servicemenus: per-directory servicemenus, and separators! whee...

am also going to commit a small change to Nadeem's recent patch to show the systray frame on hover so it only does so when the applet handles are faded out... hopefully he won't club me upside the head for doing so, but in our discussions via email that's what i though the idea was. sven will thank me, at least. =)

ok, enough blogging. well.... maybe....

Comments

Maybe we should make a habit of CC'ing every mailing list at least once a thread on topic which might concern them. A more of communication never hurt. And if one then complains about our "spam" then we just got an excuse for free. ;)


By Na at Tue, 07/29/2003 - 03:08

i generally agree with what you said, and i do try to get a hold of people before committing changes, especially when i'm uncertain of them. even when i am but it's not something i feel comfortable messing with i'll post to the list involved.

in this case, however, there was no thread on a mailing list (usability or otherwise) that was behind the changes (at least not that i recall?) and the changes were 100% cosmetic... the changes were discussed openly on IRC with people involved in style development and maintenance involved... we had even discussed whether or not there was enough room for the innevitable eventual window decoration preview.

all in all it's nothing i'm too concerned about, it was just an unpleasant way to start a monday morning. i don't particularly like mornings, and i don't particularly like mondays (because that's when everyone thinks that they can start ringing my phone off the hook ;)...


By Aaron J. Seigo at Tue, 07/29/2003 - 03:15

That cries for an updated tutorial, or? :-)


By KDE User at Tue, 07/29/2003 - 07:23