FEB
7
2008

Parloids

Plasmoids have been creeping into different parts of KDE... The E-Team lately spotted two of them. So maybe check out KDE-Edu to get a real hot calculator made by apol. The gui is in need of some love, but it's already very powerful since it uses KAlgebra behind the scenes (yay, scientific calculations on your desktop).
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The other one I quickly hacked together, using artwork that leeo did for the icon originally.

JAN
20
2008

Surprised

Seems like the official launch of KDE4 generates quite some momentum all around. I got two surprise presents today ;)
Michael Hofer started a Java app to practice Parley vocabulary files "on the road" - using mobile phones that is. Open xml formats are a good thing.
See the project homepage at sourceforge: MobVoc.
Lee sent me an update of Parley icons and I'm very very happy this time! The toolbar looks much clearer now (the icons are a bit simpler to make them easier to recognize in small sizes).

JAN
19
2008

Release Party in Stuttgart

At the "Hochschule der Medien" (applied university for media (?)), which is really close to where I live, a Linux day took place yesterday. I only got there when most of the show was over already, but in time to listen to the talks I was interested in, given by the Amarok promo people (Lydia and Sven, the official amarok-beer-manager(titles are important, right?)) and a KDE4 intro by Lydia and Ingo (local KDE enthusiast) which was fun, with a diverse (rather small) audience.

DEC
14
2007

Marble taking over?

Torsten, the evil marble-mind tries to take over the world, but that's old news (pun where?).
He talked me into getting hot new stuff support into Marble. That was real easy... except of course that marble has all this custom stuff to be a pure qt app. Well it works now. You can get a very nice map of crustal ages of the earth there now. Don't ask me what it actually shows, I guess the legend has to be adjusted a bit ;)

DEC
9
2007

KNewStuff2

After Jeremy adopted KNS2 as his new project, being pushed by Annma also, the first results start to show.
We invaded the so far very low traffic freedesktop.org get hot new stuff mailing list and got some status updates so.
Jeremy already implemented returning a list of changed entries to the app using KNS2 two weeks ago, tonight I added getting a list of installed files from these entries.

NOV
14
2007

Icons ftw!

After much back and forth, Parley has an icon!

And not only one, Lee also gave in to my wish to create maybe one or two other icons for the menus and such... so now I have 13 new icons, some even in svn already and some more on the way :) (note: the screenshots are not the final versions... some of the icons have already been updated yet again)

NOV
6
2007

Zombies

Yesterday I wandered around in my library a little and stumbled upon a book about XSLT. I never intended to get into that stuff because I hate doing html and this looked far too similiar to that. But I picked up the book, read some of it yesterday for half an hour and today I took two hours to see, if our kvtml format was usable with it, since it's just xml.
I also picked up a book about css which I never looked at before.

OCT
17
2007

Pretending...

... is what Parley started doing lately. Pretending to have some very basic limited intelligence. Extending that to some more still very limited and basic intelligence will be easy now that the groundwork has been done.
And I hope it's getting better at pretending then ;)

SEP
19
2007

Parley interview

Now that was quick!
I got interviewed about KVocTrain/Parley today.
Read it on blue-gnu.biz.

SEP
19
2007

Parley is sexy!

Ok, it's been a while, but Parley did not lay sleeping. Actually it ate up my spare time pretty well... Parley is sexy?
Today I got an improvised page for Parley up.

There is a great story about KVocTrain online.

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