AUG
19
2003

Moving forward

I haven't added any blog entries for a while now. I'm in Germany, eagerly awaiting n7y. The basic functionality of KConfEdit is there. I think it's pretty much ready to move it to kdeadmin. I disabled the saving of configs because I don't want it to be doing that till I'm confident everything is working fine. I got the new ui made by Aaron in KSpell, it still needs some slot connections (most notably the Suggest stuff).

AUG
19
2003

im on my way...

Okay, my bags are packed and my papers in order. I jokingly remarked to my wife that all i need to do is a short stint by boat and i will have gone by land air and sea to get to where im going...

AUG
19
2003

VFolders, History and Changelogs, Oh my! (And if you order now: A screenie and rundown of recent speed hacks!)

JuK just got a couple of pretty nifty features in the last week or so. The implementations had a number of related issues to it made sense to solve them in tandem. This first of these is a history playlist which, when turned on, keeps a log of all of the things that you've played and the times that you played them. It's off by default, but you can turn it on via the view menu.

AUG
18
2003

Monday, Monday!

posted the first installment in my new "Non-Programmer's Guide to Participating in KDE" series, title Adding WhatsThis Help To KDE Applications. was posted to theDot, where it got the usual inane comments, but also lots of positive feedback. very happy about it. will be moving it to the KDE support page eventually. next topic will be Bug Triage.

AUG
17
2003

Creation of KParts, opaque QVariant support, void * support...

Lots of new features in KJSEmbed over the last few days. I got a new factory method implemented that lets you create read-only parts! This has let me knock together an example that uses KHTMLPart to provide a web browser - total code 22 lines (including blanks and comments). There is also now support for any QVariant type - even those that aren't explicitly suported.

AUG
16
2003

weekend, where for art thou weekend

this was the week that wouldn't end. plus 30 degree weather, tons of smoke from forest fires, work work work work ... but, bliss! the weekend is upon me!

i did get some KDE stuff done this week, mostly a bunch of kicker applet hacking... but most personally satisfying is how ksnapshot now looks and works. it has the general cleanliness that it had in early KDE2, but with several more features and a more standard and understandable interface. it's been an unusually long road with that app.

AUG
15
2003

Introduction

Hi,

this is my first blog entry and i am using to introduce my self a bit for those who dont now me. My real name is Otto as you can see in the members section and i mainly work on kompare and some other programs if people ask me to look into that.

AUG
15
2003

abandoned...

Okay so after years of holding out and waiting as my powerpc linux systems get more and more obsolete, ive given up on SuSE. They refuse to maintain anything other than ia32, not that i dont blame them. They are a company and a companies first job is to make money. Because of this im going back to debian. Debian and I have a real love/hate relationship. I love it for simple things like that remote boot weather monitor station in the back yard. It boots from a bootrom and chugs away on a nice 12mb image... But i HATE it for doing desktop work.

AUG
15
2003

In bad mood and annoying people

Yeap, I was in really bad mood today, and I think I even managed to annoy some koffice developers today :-( Sorry Beineri! I hope the comments I added in the lists will help fixing the issues in KPresenter.

AUG
14
2003

Visiting with Wil Wheaton

Many of your know I met Wil in July. I had heard last year that he really liked Quanta and mentioned it on his site so I wanted to meet him. Tonight was really a lot of fun! It's amazing how easy it is to just get into your own little world and sit at home when you're self employed. It's also fun to see just how interesting people you can meet are. Wil is really fun not because he's a celebrity but because he's Wil. This time we made the commitment to get there early enough to hear him read.

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