NOV
17
2010

How to package?

Linux fragmentation requires extra effort from packagers, and extra communication efforts between software vendors and packagers. To lower this unnecessary pain I shall remind, how to package Kexi?

Kexi depends on many packages that are highly optional, only suggested for "full installation", which in turn is rarely needed in real world. So each database driver ideally should be packaged separately for the best user experience. For example there is no need for user of file databases to install PostgreSQL or Sybase package(s). Did I mention Oracle?

OCT
11
2010

Can Web Developers Scale?

McGrath's dream, linked by Henri:

"There's a huge pool of web developers with HTML and JS skills that can now contribute to desktop apps. Watch how fast GNOME and KDE advance when this happens."

Can Web Developers Scale?

It is obviously not a new story. Nicely commented by elanthis:

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.

Any specific fix would be just for Oxygen style, so it is still unclear if starting to code this makes much sense. But. As a low-hanging fruit today I called this code on my tab widget of Kexi 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:

link

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.


                                                                     

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