JUL
22
2004

Delayed initialization

"Wow, Kontact is starting up much faster now" many of you might say after testing a recent CVS snapshot. While we of course are steadily improving speed, this perception of huge speedup is due to the delayed initialization trick: Kontact starts - the mainwindow almost instantly appears, showing the component icons. The splash screen remains, showing a progress bar, until everything is finished.

JUL
21
2004

New Color in Kontact Land

After Till kept bugging me, I finally asked David Vignoni to submit his final versions of the icons, which I then committed to CVS. As a result, Kontact has now finally decent icons. Interested people should take a look. Have a look:

JUL
15
2004

Kolab Express

While Kolab 2 promises an easy installation, I always thought Kolab 1 was a bitch to set up. When I tried to set it up and build it from scratch, it took me more than a day and it was really bad. The fortunate thing is: It's not any longer a pain to get your Kolab running. You can now set up a Kolab Server while watching the evening news.

JUL
15
2004

Kolab Wizard, Getting Kontact into shape

Just in time for the feature freeze, I managed to finish the Kontact wizard. I finally took the time to understand the concepts behind the framework that Cornelius orgininally came up with and I really start to like it. The current version contains some known bugs, but I will address that in the next days.

JAN
18
2004

Second PIM Meeting and the life after KDE 3.2

Hmm, haven't written something in a while, but now that KDE 3.2 is tagged and branched, I think I should give an update. Cornelius has already described everything that comes into my mind these days (and yes, picturing Zack without dreads scares the hell out of me as well...).

OCT
27
2003

Kontact and KDE 3.2

Last night I did a lot of bug fixes and janitor work on bugs.kde.org and others were also working hard to get some stuff done before the string freeze that hits us as of today. Still we (#kde-pim) realized that we are not quite there, which is why we will most probably release Kontact as version 0.8 with the following features disabled:

SEP
15
2003

KDE 4.0: Die kapp, die!?

Recently, a discussion about KApplication::random() popped up on kde-cvs. People were asking to move this in a Math tool class. This reminded me of something the KDE-Qt integration group in n7y discussed as a "would-be-nice-to-have" thing. But let me first describe my POV:

AUG
11
2003

It's too darn hot...

Finally I found enough topics to annoy you with a new blog entry, so here we go:

The last days were definitely too hot. Consequently I enjoyed most of the day in swimming pools or similar and didn't get to do much coding. At least I got some administrativa done, namely publishing the final keylist for the Nove Hrady Keysigning Party and in the evenings when it cooled down I got XMLGUI for KOrganizer RMB menus basically working. It still needs tweaking, but it works, yay!

JUL
20
2003

First Entry, N7y Conference Program

So this is my first blog entry. I will try to add something every now and then if it makes sense. Let's see how useful it becomes. I think it has great potentials. Number two on my wishlist would be a wiki on developers.kde.org. Anyone? :)



I finally got the program out and everyone seems to be happy about it. To all that are wondering: "reserved" really means "reserved" on the slots that are marked as such They will be filled until the conference starts.



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