OCT
1
2010

Kexi in August & September

Kexi moves towards the new 2.3 release within the KOffice family.

SEP
29
2010

Elegance #4: tab bar uncluttered

In previous "elegance" entries I presented just ideas, without implementation. Readers obsessed in the area of look&feel may remember the proposal for uncluttering tab widget when used in side pane.

SEP
20
2010

Stability update for Kexi 2.2.2

It is not clear if there will be another update within KOffice (2.2.3) released in 2.2 series, so for convenience of distributors, following recommended patch fixes stability recently identified issue in the default Kexi database engine:

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I use the blog entry because a 5 or more reports have been filed for the same bug. Thanks for each of them.

You'll find MS Access fix as a bonus too.

SEP
17
2010

64k

This week I noticed: I am part of Kexi/KOffice Development Team for 65535 hours now. With fine breaks of course.

It's possible to check at the bottom of this file.

64k should be enough for everyone. But not for me :)

PS: 2.3b1 released!

AUG
17
2010

Elegance #3: Opinions vs Data

Follow up of the discussion about new UI elements: "it may look weird" first-look opinions vs positive results of usability testing. GMail has removed "select all/select none/..." buttons with single combo box for exactly one reason: elegance or UI uncluttering.

AUG
9
2010

Kexi in June & July

  • KOffice Developer Meeting (pictures).
  • Akademy time! One Kexi dev was available for hugs^wdiscussion; chatted a bit with the ownCloud hackers about exposing Kexi databases though it, KDevelop guys about injecting Kexi database plugin in a form of KDevelop's "Database view" and mobile guys about possible options for Kexi Mobile.
JUL
15
2010

Qt on ARM

Qt on ARM is, literally, a sign of certification ;)                             

Thanks to Trolls for the opportunity of getting certified at Akademy!

JUL
5
2010

Elegance #2

Proposed by chrome developers - two entries and submenu are removed. Reduces mouse clicks and movements.


                                                                     

JUL
4
2010

Elegant (!) way to have them both

Do you remember the tabbed toolbar thing that was once born in Kexi? It's an attempt to optimize the UI when collection of actions depends on context. This part of development goes well, even while there is no framework for use by other KDE 4 apps. Those still use the KDE 3 technology, i.e. KXMLGUI leading to rather big menus.

What's understandable many users prefer to use menus, and even more of them would ideally use both toolbars and menus. Certain actions are hard to express using icon or icon+short name.

JUN
29
2010

Downloading KOffice

KOffice is a huge chunk of a code and a whole family of subprojects. Multiply this by (growing!) number of supported operating systems. Then you get the idea: yes, we need your help with maintining the newly created UserBase page on where to find KOffice software.

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