MAY
26
2008

Open Source Expo 08

Yesterday I arrived (too early for my taste) in Karlsruhe, to present KDE at the Open Source Expo. The OpenExpo is a rather new fair, so it was not very full but there was an audience for the talks.
I gave a general KDE 4 introduction, with the help of Martin Gräßlin.
We started early since the talk before ours did not take place for some reason. That took away a little from my pre talk meditation time :o

APR
27
2008

XFig

XFig is not young. It's not beautiful either. It is still in use though.
Even on Windows, there are people setting up cygwin only to get xfig.
And that is because it has one killer feature.
Export to Postscript/LaTeX in a way that lets latex replace the text in the drawing.
That way the font and text size etc are consistent with the rest of the latex document.
And you can add LaTeX text relatively easy and comfortable to your drawing too.
Usability wise XFig is a killer...

APR
25
2008

Avgoustinos says hello

Avgoustino Kadis works on a summer of code project for Parley and has ambitious plans:

APR
25
2008

SoC: Welcome David!

David Capel will work on Parley during the Summer of Code.
I'll let him speak for himself:

APR
18
2008

Meeting KDE

This morning Patrick complained that he had no picture of himself while he was at the cebit.
So here comes remedy. I stumbled across some other random KDE related pictures also...

Edu meeting last year:
While waiting for pizza...
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... we made the Step team eat snails.

KDE at CeBit:
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And as soon as the visitors started to leave...
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APR
16
2008

Kick me

Seems like I've been bad. At least bad enough to get kicked from planetkde.org.
No clue why actually.
edit: I'm back, thanks to Chris Lee for running the planet in the first place :)

APR
12
2008

KDevelop meeting in Munich

Today (for some yesterday I guess) the KDevelop meeting started.
After arriving a little late, I came just in time to grab something to eat after listening to the end of Aleix's talk about KDE 4 in general.
So far we are still at the "formal" part, discussing general direction of KDevelop in KDE 4.
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APR
9
2008

Parley Picks up Pace

A week ago I discovered a feature so obvious in that plasma thingy, that I just need to share it.
You can put your favorite vocabulary trainer into your favorite panel. You knew it, I bet. Do it 8)
Proof:
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I even poked at it a little so it only takes up a quarter of the panel instead of half of it.
Now I already spent more time on this (I just wanted to see how hard it would be to create a plasmoid... but throwing it away seemed like a waste as well...).

MAR
23
2008

freedom and liberty

The time to paint easter eggs has not come yet. It will though, in about half an hour. Also I don't really know why I'll do it. Maybe to reflect on my art skills once more and be happy that other people user their ability to create great artwork for KDE and Parley.
Instead I yesterday started something that had been rotating in the back of my head for about a year now. Since I started working on KVocTrain/Parley one problem has been how to deal with synonyms (to a lesser degree antonyms and false friends, which will be done with in the same instant).

MAR
6
2008

Second

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Ok, so SaroEngels was first... but who has the better view? Opposite of KDE CeBit booth...

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