JUN
11
2005

New Smoke proposal? Bindings broken by design...

I've been following Ashley and Richard's conversations about the new Smoke proposal for KDE4 and I have to say it all reminds me exactly why I have grown to loathe bindings. First, let me say that I have loads of respect for both Ashley and Richard as they are extremely talented developers. Both of them helped me enormously with the now discontinued Qt# bindings.

JUN
3
2005

Apple on Intel x86?

I am 2 parts intrigued, 3 parts baffled, and 5 parts just plain gobsmacked by the breaking news that Apple will be switching to Intel processors. The times, they are a chang'in! Questions...

Does this mean that Apple will be releasing Mac OSX for non-Apple manufactured hardware? If so, what will be Microsoft's reaction? Hell, what will be KDE's reaction?

MAY
14
2005

Data aware KDE widgets in dataKiosk

Hey, ruurd, I was going to post this as a comment, but blogger's login crap was giving me problems. Anyway, I have several data aware KDE widgets in DataKiosk I hope to introduce into KDElibs with KDE4. They include some widgets that DataKiosk shares with KDEPIM and some that are entirely new to KDE including one that mimics the MS Access Relation Combo. They are written to be generic enough to use for any QSql driver.

MAR
16
2005

dataKiosk release, la, la la

I just released v. 0.6 of dataKiosk. The major changes include editing support via a new configurable form. It also has some handy new editor widgets that are factory created depending upon the field's type.

MAR
14
2005

Code Completion Continued...

A couple of updates on the code completion changes. In current CVS code completion can:

MAR
10
2005

Please, raise your hand...

Please, raise your hand if you'd like:

MAR
8
2005

Changes to kdevelop C++ code completion

Matt and I are doing a little retouch of KDevelop's code completion. First, on Sunday, Matt made a change which prompts KDevelop to complete much more often than in the past. Before, KDevelop would only complete when it received a textChanged signal from KTextEditor and the current chars were "." or "->" or "::" ... Now, completions are computed for all chars that are not whitespace or empty.

MAR
5
2005

Forget MDI ... how do you feel about MAI?

There are few certainties in life (death/taxes) and less in software, but if I were to nominate two they would be:

* MDI is here to stay.
* Some will always hate MDI.

FEB
21
2005

Copyright a spec?

Brad Hards brings up a twist to the whole kpdf, "to DRM or not to DRM?" question. Would kpdf infringe Adobe's copyright on the pdf spec if they did not include "reasonable efforts" at implementing DRM?

Are we sure it is even legally possible to copyright a specification? That seems absolutely ridiculous to me. How can implementing a given specification result in copyright infringement. After all, you're not supposed to be able to copyright an idea.

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