JAN
8
2004

posting a blog when you don't know what to post about.

So, yup, this is my blog entry, and I have no idea what to write about. Maybe it's because I'm not doing anything, or maybe it's because I'm doing too much, or.... and the list could go on and on. Or maybe, it's because I'd like to try fixing Xinerama support, but I haven't a clue where to start, and I went back down to a single monitor a couple of weeks ago because having that second monitor left no room on my desk. :( Anyways, I've rearranged the desk and so now I may try again after I get home.

OCT
22
2003

The TODO list that has snuck up on me

It's snuck up on me. It's been growing item by item until it can go unnoticed no longer. Yup, my TODO list has become so long, I can no longer ignore it. So, I thought i'd write it down. I imagine that I haven't gotten everything I need to do on here, but here's some of it.

OCT
7
2003

A walk down memory lane

Ok, now that i've thought of a snappy title for my blog to get people to read it, I'll actually write something here



I've had an interesting weekend. I was supposed to release Kopete 0.7.3 source tarballs on Sunday, but that didn't quite happen since I spent most of sunday troubleshooting hardware problems and building all kinds of source code. :) I got some upgrades and things didn't go at all as planned. :(

OCT
1
2003

yahoo works again

Well, I got the kopete yahoo plugin to work again. Yahoo decided to change their authentication methods and so that left all of us in the dark. From the looks of it, I tihink they're using an SHA style hash now, but I'm not all that sure since I don't know enough about the protocol internals as I should. Personally, I don't think they're documented well enough, so maybe I'll document them when I have the chance. Anyways, time for bed, have to be at work early tomorrow. ;(

oh yeah, i'm not #2 on the bugs list anymore. oh well. ;)

SEP
26
2003

I'm number 2! (and in this case, it's not a bad thing)

Wow, it's amazing what a little venting can do for your motivation!. I ranted about how certain people were pissing me off and that I just didn't have motivation to work on Kopete a whole lot anymore. Well, after ranting, I feel much better! Being in your last semester of uni and taking only 9 hours of class gives you lots of free time to work on free software. :) (and I prefer to use it doing something other than playing video games, although Halo has become rather addicting)



SEP
24
2003

An endless cycle - the highs and lows of OSS development

Here's the mandanatory blurb about having not posted a blog in awhile: "I haven't posted anything here in awhile, sorry bout that"



And now on to the bulk of the content. :) (It's going to be rather long)

SEP
3
2003

How much I don't know about the KDE framework

I've been porting the Kopete config dialogs for the plugins for the last couple of days. Man, I knew that I knew very little of what the KDE framework offers, but I had no clue. :( The stuff in kutils (The KConfigureDialog stuff) that Matthias Kretz has wrote is just plain cool. Sadly, I'm sure I've just barely touched the surface.

AUG
28
2003

Kopete's Oscar protocol goes KExtendedSocket, Matt tries Unsermake, and more!

I've been converting Kopete's Oscar protocol to KExtendedSocket over the past week or two. Needless to say, it hasn't been without it's headaches, but I have finally conquered it!!! The testing that I've done so far seems to indicate that it still works the way it did before the conversion, although now I can't test it to make sure an issue I had with disconnecting is gone because of the KUtils stuff. I'm not quite sure I know what to think about the KUtils stuff, just basically because I feel like it limits us to using HEAD for kopete now.

AUG
26
2003

long time no blog

it's been awhile since I've written one of these. Mostly because I've been working on porting Kopete's oscar protocol to KExtendedSocket. It's used QSocket which is very limited in certain things. KExtendedSocket gives more control, as well as built in IPv6 support and proxy support. I wonder how many AIM and ICQ proxy related bugs I can close now. :D Hopefully it'll be in CVS in the next couple of days.

AUG
11
2003

Kopete 0.7.1

I just pushed Kopete 0.7.1 out the door. YAY! :) This was definately not the way I had scheduled it, thanks to bug:62210. Kopete 0.7.0 would not have gone out if I had known about that bug. :/

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