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.

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!

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