AUG
8
2003

No More Classes! (or AKA how to post two of the same blog)

ok, yup, i'm a dumbass, i posted two of the same blog, but i'm going back and editing this one so :P

Well, today has turned out to be a weird day so far. Nothing just feels right, but I did get paid. :D Has anybody tried to new crystal icons (0.9) on kde-look? They all look really nice. It would be cool if we could get the lastest version imported into CVS into KDE 3.2. Perhaps somebody will talk to Everaldo about that. :) He does have a CVS account now though, so he could do it himself, hmmmmm..........

Well, that's all, I just figured I'd try to make myself not look quite so stupid. ;)

Comments

Hi everyone,
Some of you may know that we were late for KDE 3.0 so 3.1 gave us very little time. There's been so much time on 3.2 that we have a pile of new features. We've been thinking about doing a snapshot release now for a month. Initially we delayed because we didn't want to come out at the same time as KDE 3.1.3 (our announcement gets lost in the shuffle) and also a number of things we were working on were not ready. Many more are. I was due to release earlier this week and Andras actually got to take a vacation. But our release got delayed into next week. (I'm very busy on weekends, and all this week, with Kitty Hooch)

For one thing there have been a few reports I wanted to check out on performance and stability issues thoat should not be there, a BSD fix to test on both BSD and Linux and a number of small feature enhancements I wanted to complete. I also need to do a site update. It occurs to me some of the very coolest features I want to implement may not get into 3.2 if I don't go to the conference later this month and while it's late to be thinking about it I have been doing so a lot lately. Here's the deal. We typically get a boost in user donations after big press or a release, and that's the only way I could make it right now is with a really big boost. The features we're looking at are group management features for projects and the truly cool one... the site planner. Conceptually the site planner is a greatly extended template management feature with a graphical interface allowing object construction of user definable sets of objects for site construction. It will allow for frameworks to be built to manage the elements of the site and it will also be able to come in and edit properly set up sites at any time. This would effectively eliminate lots of drudge work and potential errors as well as provide the first RAD tool I know of for web development. I've been rolling it around in my head for over a year... it occurs to me that short of being at the hack fest it will be very hard to have enough of it to commit before the freeze...

So I've got a lot on my mind. I did not think I could go after the expense of being sick for a month in May, but maybe I can pull a rabbit out of a hat. We have a lot of cool new features in Quanta right now including kfilereplace. I'm just hoping we can put the whole feature set up and that I can apply myself to a lot more coding to get it done.

To all our devoted users, look for something really fun next week! Thanks so much for your patience. You guys are the best!


By sequitur at Fri, 08/08/2003 - 20:55

I'm not really sure what this comment has to do with this blog entry? I guess this was supposed to be posted in Eric's own blog?


By KDE User at Sat, 08/09/2003 - 07:14

Looks like he clicked the wrong link...


By KDE User at Sun, 08/10/2003 - 01:27

Yeap, you're right actually. Mozilla doesn't look as good as mozilla-firebird,... :-) A bit OT right?


By KDE User at Sun, 08/10/2003 - 02:08