NOV
14
2004

One 'Meta KIO Slave' to bind them all....



"My precious...."



It seems George Staikos' recent article for O'Reilly featuring KDE's KIO-Slaves stroke the right chord with many people. It has prompted some additional activities.


NOV
2
2004

How can we expose cool kio_slaves to more users' eyes?



KDE needs to find ways to expose the many different KIO Slaves and their usefulness to more users' eyes. How about this:

NOV
1
2004

kio_locate -- my little KDE gem of the week



My favourite little KDE gem of the week is kio_locate. Its maintainer, Armin has now added support for regular expressions and piping results through grep. This increases usefulness by at least a factor of 10...

SEP
17
2004

NX virtualisation (NX is not just about X traffic compression)

Brad is commenting about a research project that does "Internet Suspend / Resume" of user sessions:


"...interesting idea - they basically envisage a thick-client model, running on a virtual machine (VMWare in their tests) which can suspend. The suspend state then gets shipped over a network connection to another machine where it can be “resumed

SEP
17
2004

FreeNX news from the development hotbed



In the last two weeks Fabian has made huge progress with FreeNX:

AUG
23
2004

"aKademy Edition" of Knoppix-3.6 including FreeNX is out...

... and the nice thing about it is that the final touches of the work has been done during the "Knoppix Remastering" tutorial at aKademy, held by Klaus Knopper himself.

AUG
22
2004

Free Food for Free Software developers

It was great to have the DevConf being fed by IBM sponsoring a "Free Lunch for Free Software developers". Actually, what the food voucher said was "Big Blue and Blue Angel happily invite you for a free lunch". If you dont know what "Blue Angel" is -- it is the translation of the name of the Bistro associated to Filmakademie...

AUG
22
2004

Fun over -- new fun starting...

Unfortunately I couldnt attend any of the talks at DevConf other than the fine opening keynote by Eirik Chamb-Eng (Trolltech). Too much work to do, too much of a cold having occupied the deep end of my throat. The cold makes my voice sound like I could have a lot of guys drifting towards me -- if I were a female. It also makes me sweat the hell out of my pores at night, preventing me from sleep most of the time, and getting me to arrive late at aKademy. The work was mainly related to prepare the tutorial rooms, get the HP notebooks in shape, and hand them out to developers in need. A lot of the work around the notebook installation was done by our local helper team, consisting mostly of the local CCC -- thanks and kudos to them! The notebooks are a loan from HP Germany for the duration of aKademy. Thanks HP -- it is great to see your support for this KDE conference having grown so immensely in the last 2 weeks.

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