SEP
2
2004

Pfew, this is a relief.

Just a quick completely KDE unrelated personal note: My wife's heart surgery was very successfull. They found out what was wrong and were able to completely fix it. Hats off to the debugging skills of these electrophysiological cardiologists, the amount of information they can read out of a few meters of EEG output paper is astonishing.

AUG
30
2004

Beyond aKademy

Back from Ludwigsburg and things have settled down some at last. It was very nice to meet the rest of the PIM team again and of course all the other KDE people. I had a great time there and I'm glad I spent comparatively little of it hacking and quite a lot of it talking to people, having beer and meals with them and just generally hanging out. The downside of that is that I got none of the things done I intended to do there.

AUG
2
2004

Paradise News

Aaaah, summer. :) The last few days I've been spending a lot of time on the balcony in the sun, hacking away or just developing my tan. Around this time of year it's really, really nice to live in paradise.

JUL
27
2004

Whack them buggers!

So the Kontact bug squashing day was a big success, I think, with a lot of bugs closed over pretty much all components of Kontact. Quite a few people showed up and especially KMail seems to have a acquired a bit of a bug squad, which is just awesome. Michael Jahn, Tom Albers, Ismail Donmez and others have been doing an amazing job and KMail now stands -65 for bugs and -73 for wishes for the last 14 days, which must be the best fortnight in the history of KMail bugs. Keep up the excellent work, guys, it is very much appreciated. If we're not carefull, Kontact 1.0 might actually rock. :)

JUL
22
2004

h00t!

Since I mentionend here that the KMail team could use some help with bug work a few days ago, Ismail "cartman" Donmez has started going through the wishlist closing duplicates and stuff that has since been implemented. I thought I'd give him a public thank you for that, it's really, really great to see that list get some love. So thank you, cartman, and keep up the good work. Maybe if a few more people find some time to help him, we might get the darn thing down to where we can actually use it again.

JUL
18
2004

there's ... just ... so ... many ....

While watching a very boring Tour de France remain boring yet another day, I managed to punch a small dent into the gargantuan pile of duplicate, useless, out of date and in parts plain revolting cruft that is KMail's bugzilla area. Now, I remain convinced that bugzilla is a very valuable tool and that there are in fact very important pieces of information buried in there, amidst all the smelly bits, and I also feel that we should be thankfull for each person spending the time and effort to give us feedback, but it's just so much work to keep on top of the buggers and even more work to climb back on on top everytime we've slacked off a bit and let another 100 or so reports accumulate on top of the 400 or so we managed to reduce the pile to last time. Not counting wishes.

JUL
9
2004

testing, 1, 0, 1, 0, test, test

Hm. So clee tells me the world wants to read my thoughts on KDE development. The thing is, I usually don't bother with thoughts of my own, I mostly just ask Zack, or David. :)
Ok, I have one thought: It seems the progress handling infrastructure and dialogs David and I did for KMail are being adopted by some of the other pim apps, namely KOrganizer and KAddressbook, which is nice, because it means we can now show cross application progress info in Kontact, for example. If you are in the mail part and KOrganizer starts downloading calender data, you'll be able to see the progres of that as if it was an operation performed by KMail. Spiffy. Zack is using it in KConfigEditor as well now, apparently, so once 3.3 is out the door I'll likely add a few missing features and make it a bit more generic so it can go into kdelibs.

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