AUG
12
2003

KDE, Ruby and everything

Well, my home KDE went mad and started crashing and hanging everywhere, the last and the most disappointing was menu selection hanging the machine tightly. Rebuilt whole system from scratch with much-much lighter CFLAGS (i.e. used -mcpu=athlon-xp -O1 instead of -march=athlon-xp -O3 |:=))

AUG
12
2003

booooring

so after attacking the clock applet i convinced myself to fix another long time annoyance of mine: no way for an applet to pop a custom menu in the applet handle menu. well, no more! now i'm going through all the applets in CVS and fixing 'em up to Do The Right Thing(tm). not exactly exciting, though i'm sure all 2 people who notice in the next release will be happy about it. at least they better be. ;-)

AUG
11
2003

It's too darn hot...

Finally I found enough topics to annoy you with a new blog entry, so here we go:

The last days were definitely too hot. Consequently I enjoyed most of the day in swimming pools or similar and didn't get to do much coding. At least I got some administrativa done, namely publishing the final keylist for the Nove Hrady Keysigning Party and in the evenings when it cooled down I got XMLGUI for KOrganizer RMB menus basically working. It still needs tweaking, but it works, yay!

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. :/

AUG
11
2003

feels like forever

wow, feels like forever since i posted a blog. but i'm behind in most of my correspondence: too much is happening.

on the KDE side of life i finished up some change to the address picker in libkdepim... it seems to make a lot more sense now and be a lot more polished. Zack made a great start on it, but it needed that last 10%.. maybe it only needs that last 9% now ;-)

AUG
10
2003

Listbox vs Combobox

After looking at the current eyesore in kcontrols style chooser I decided to share some thoughts on how and why to do certain UI things. The old chooser had a listbox to select a style from, while the new one uses a combo box. While someone may have thought this was cool, its a big UI mistake. Here is why:

AUG
10
2003

KConfigure - its Kool

So my wife wanted to install a kde app a last night that she found on source forge... okay no biggie, i told her to just get the RPM off of the SuSE cd... one problem, the program was not there, soooo i told her to download the source and install it... BIG MISTAKE!*

AUG
9
2003

Kastle Surprise

I wanted to go to Kastle. I wanted to go really badly. Well, unfortunately it happens during the only week my girlfriend and I could have gone on vacation this year. Now she's busy with her diploma thesis and I could go to N7Y, but registration is closed. ARGH! I hope it will be possible to get some last-minute planning done.

AUG
9
2003

fun with kio_obex

Well today was a complete waste for anything other than getting linux booting reliably on my powerbook again (dont ask) and messing with my cellphone and cvs:[kdenonbeta/kio_obex|kio_obex].

I have to say so far Im impressed. It autodetected my cellphone via IrDA and listed the contents. I could copy vCard phone numbers strait off of it into my KDE address book, and was even able to make it a directory based resource with some help. Very COOL :)

AUG
8
2003

No More Classes! (or AKA how to post two of the same blog)

ok, yup, i'm a dumbass, i posted two of the same blog, but i'm going back and editing this one so :P

Well, today has turned out to be a weird day so far. Nothing just feels right, but I did get paid. :D Has anybody tried to new crystal icons (0.9) on kde-look? They all look really nice. It would be cool if we could get the lastest version imported into CVS into KDE 3.2. Perhaps somebody will talk to Everaldo about that. :) He does have a CVS account now though, so he could do it himself, hmmmmm..........

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