MAR
5
2006

klik://amarok-svn-nightly is pulled and currently no longer available

amarok is a really great piece of KDE software. Its ever increasing popularity also led it to be one of the favorite and most frequently klik-ed packages of users. The nightly builds from SVN were gaining really enthusiastic user comments.

But klik://amarok-svn-nighly is no more. Not for now. Not unless someone steps forward and reliably provides builds from SVN on a regular basis.

What happened?

MAR
2
2006

New klik Packages for Edutainment: kdeedu and gcompris

Some of our recent additions to the klik recipe database are real little gems. No, I'm not talking about the various KOffice-1.5.0 Beta 1 bundles (which will soon be updated to give you an easy way to testdrive and bug triage Beta 2).

FEB
8
2006

klik://wesnoth-latest <-- now updated to 1.1.1

hmmm... not sure if I should really leak it.

Because it is totally untested. I've currently only a remote connection from a Windows/PuTTy box to a SUSE Linux server with no FreeNX or NX server installed. So I couldn't test it. But I used isaac's Debian packages (not knowing if they are for Sarge or for Sid -- I'm assuming Sid) to update the klik://wesnoth-latest recipe. Previously it built a Wesnoth 1.0 klik image -- meaning it wasn't really "*-latest". Now it builds a 1.1.1 image -- it is really latest! :-)

FEB
7
2006

klik-ing KOffice-1.5.0 Beta (the most easy way to testdrive it)

I've been busy with the KOffice-1.5.0 Beta klik packages. Most of the initial b0rkenness is gone now: missing dependencies, differently named libraries on different distros, etc. Thanks to isaac (who built Debian Sarge compatible .debs (for Sarge as well as for Sid) and who tries to update them from time to time too), klik and Debian users have access to well done (yet unofficial) packages.

DEC
17
2005

Nice Marcel Gagne article on klik

Marcel Gagne published a very nice, and well written article about klik. This piles onto the stack of recent klik publicity (canllaith has an extended piece in the current TUX magazine, which even made it into the major headline on the frontpage). I found only very few things I could nitpick about. Go read it, if you are not yet familiar with klik.

DEC
11
2005

klik: real-time feedback is re-enabled

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The weekend has seen some more work on klik. probono has re-enabled the nice "give-us-some-feedback-after-first-run" feature.
It means that a kdialog (or an Xdialog or zenity equivalent) will pop up after you run a klik recipe for the first time, asking you for some feedback. After you filled it in and clicked "OK", you'll immediately see it has gone live on the klik server if you visit the user feedback page.

DEC
10
2005

klik wins "Linux Format Hottest Pick" award

We got notified from the Linux Format (a printed magazine sold in UK newspaper stands) that they give their Hottest Pick award to klik. -- Woooohoo!

The January 06 edition carries a 1-page article about klik, which is a very nice read. (bfree bought the thingie at probono's request and made a scan available to us).

DEC
9
2005

Try klik://thunderbird15-tabbed (and vote for bug #117808)

One of my long standing feature requests now seems to come true: tabbed email processing. Not with Kontact or KMail, though. It is with Thunderbird. But it is not yet in the official release. It is just a patch, created by Thunderbird hacker Myk Melez.

NOV
20
2005

klik://troubleshooting

Another two section for the klik User's FAQ done today. This time "Troubleshooting" and "Tipps + Tricks". Enjoy.

Troubleshooting

Q: I got a dialog saying "Error while trying to run xmule". What does this mean?
A: This could mean there was a network outage and the server providing the input files to the klik recipe could not be reached to download the ingredient packages.

NOV
12
2005

klik://basesystem

Continuing with the klik User's FAQ today. This time: the sections dealing with "klik and the Base System", "klik and Package Management", "klik Application Wishlist" and "klik Recipe Maintainers". -- Today's local preview:

klik and the Base System

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