DEC
9
2004

Why versioning your interfaces is always a good idea

Today, a lot of people have voiced their opinion on wether or not it's a good idea to port the KDE plattform to Windows. In other news, I whitnessed another uncessary crash today, that was due to a stale library that had an old interface. On load, it crashed and teared the application down. Read on to learn how to avoid those problems.

NOV
28
2004

"Is your application enterprise ready?" - KConfig::writePathEntry()

This is an attempt to establish awareness of KDE programmers for problems that might arise on large installation sites. I am expiriencing them at Uni from time to time, where several hunderts of clients run a FC1 based KDE installation. So I decided to start a little series that might be an eye-opener for people that usually only code with the computer as a single workstation in mind and as a reminder for those who know about the difficulties that may arise in corporate environments. Feel free to continue this series in your blog or send ideas for more "enterprise development problem" quickies my way.

NOV
13
2004

Linksys WRT54G: GPL'ed software for appliances

I got one of the Linksys WRT54G Routers from aKademy, and I must say it really rocks. It can be whatever you want: Easy to use or a real geek toy. Why? Well, it runs linux :)

Read on if you are looking for a new router, somthing that runs Linux or just some cool piece of hardware.

NOV
8
2004

ALSA dmix for HP nx5000

You got one of those nice HP nx5000 with SUSE 9.1 preinstalled at aKademy? You were annoyed because the stupid intel chipsets could not handle mixing and the sound device was permanently busy? No more!

OCT
6
2004

Hidden minicli feature of the week: Guess what...

Today I was told by a friend that minicli contains a... calculator. Just press Alt+F2 and type e.g. 23-5. Then press enter. Seems like there were alterantives to kcalc that predate the current calcualtor war. Now: anyone willing to implement a solver for differential equations? ;-)

OCT
5
2004

Why Skype is more than a hype

Yesterday, I did some calls with Skype. Amongst others I talked to Fabrice Mous and afterwards we even did a conference call with Stephan Binner. Later on I called my father. This is even more remarkable since my provider (which I luckily will get rid of at the end of this month) blocks UDP ("It's stateless, we can't control it, therefore it's dangerous."). This usually means the end to any VoIP solution which require UDP for low-latency. Still Skype simply works -- remarkable well.

SEP
20
2004

Good morning, Mr. Kaper. We've been expecting you....

You sure have been wondering why we integrated the google search bar and why we "secretly" developed gecKo. The reason is simple: We are after you. Flee, but mind you: you can run, but you can't hide! *insert-evil-and-deep-laughter-here*
Read on to learn about all the evil details...

SEP
11
2004

Improving the public visibility of Krita

Krita is a very promising application. Its problem is that the potential user currently has to build all of KOffice only to get krita.

At aKademy, Ken Wimer told about that at the artists meeting. I first thought it would be the best to get Krita out of the KOffice into kdeextragear or something, but the downside is that it would take a duplication of all the cool koffice libs features, so I had a look into the issue.

AUG
21
2004

New Laptop

Tonight I got my new laptop, which HP offered at a very very low price. My own laptop, finally! That was a dream I actually had since a long time, but I never got to buy one because it was "too expensive". Only wireless doesn't work yet, but there are rumors that there is a driver for that.

AUG
19
2004

aKademy here I come

So I'll jump into the car in the next minutes. The plan is to arrive at wheels place somewhat before 10. I really hope at least Aaron will open the doors, or else... ;-) We will then arrive in LuBu in the afternoon. Fun, yay! :)

PS: No, the blog entry doesn't really contain too much contents, I just don't want aseigo to feel too lonely on planetkde.org.

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