JUL
2
2005

After the release

I miss Snapple ice-tea. For some reason they don't seem to have it in Norway. They've got Snapple lemonade which I don't like at all. Right brand, wrong product. And the whole approach to cooking seems to be different here. For example last week we were making pancakes. We got a wrong flour at first (it was too fine). So I and Simon went to the store to find better one. Me being me, I grabbed some girl, dragged her to the right aisle and asked her which flour is for making pancakes.

JUN
3
2005

Summer coding

We've put together some ideas for Google's Summer of Code. I think there's quite a few interesting entries there and we tried to make sure that there is a nice set of initial ideas. Personally I'd love to see people coming up with their own ideas (which is why I particularaly like the "framework/application addition" entries). If you never ever coded with KDE, don't worry, we'll assign mentors to you who will help you through out your project.

MAY
29
2005

Just having fun

Being a non-meat-eater in Norway is to say the least interesting. It's been a while since I've heard people say things like "oh, you don't eat meat? we got chicken", or "oh, don't worry, we got fish".
I like moving. Change is always fun. I'm slowly learning Norwegian. I was really disappointed though because I missed the Salvador Dali exhibition that was in Philly. If you live somewhere near Philly and have seen it, let me know how was it.

MAY
1
2005

"What can Apple do?"

Dave Hyatt asks this question in his blog.

First of all let me just say this: KDE developers who worked on KHTML are simply really attached to it because historically it was the "rendering engine done right" and for people who worked on it, well, it's their baby.

APR
28
2005

So, when will KHTML merge all the WebCore changes?

You can't even imagine how I hate that question. The truth is "most probably never". I just read the article on /. about Safari supporting the "all crack Acid2" test and people raving how great it is for KHTML. The truth is that KHTML will probably never get those patches. What's most probably going to happen is that one of us will simply reimplement it from scratch (and at the moment the reality is that if it's not going to be Allan or Germain it's not going to happen).

APR
15
2005

Render optimizations

Last week I went to Norway to do the paperwork and see the Trolltech office. I loved Oslo which bodes well for the next few months. I'm back in States but will be moving to Norway in the next few weeks.

APR
14
2005

Browsers

First all let me answer the question as to why I rarely release the code I have and when I do I usually stop maintaining it soon afterwards: when I hack, I do it for fun. There's no deep meaning behind me sitting in front of GNU/Emacs. It's just a challenge of creating something that was seemingly impossible that makes it fun. Once whatever I was hacking on is at the stage where it's working, the challenge is gone and hence it stops being fun. And if it stops being fun I move on. And yes it sucks because a lot of the things I worked on and made publicly available deserves better.

MAR
24
2005

Moving

So, as some of you may already know in the coming weeks I'll be moving to Norway. I'll be taking a fulltime position at Trolltech. A large part of my responsibilities there will be making sure that X11 is again a state of the art technology. Trolltech is committed to making the Open Source desktop stand out among all other solutions.

JAN
23
2005

Desktop Composition

What I find missing quite often is ability to take context specific notes. For example:
- when I'm reading some spec, html documentation or emails I often want to create a transparent box over something noting "this is important", "this is not true" or something along those lines,
- taking some personal notes as such when editing code,

So "desktop composition" is something that an application author could put on top of any widget which could induce the above described behavior.

JAN
23
2005

3D Window Managers

So I got bored late in December and decided to just write something that would be fun. So I started hacking on what became Impresario.

Impresario started as a very simple window manager. Based on Qt4 it was supposed to be a very lightweight window manager that I could use while porting other parts of KDE to Qt4.

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