JUL
31
2003

DBus

One more thing. I'm getting emails about DBus because my name appears in the AUTHORS file, so :

  • KDE is not switching to DBus
  • I hardly did anything for DBus
  • Yes, I do have Qt bindings for DBus pretty much finished. I still have some things that have to be worked on in them but since they're not too high on my todo list right now I can't bring myself to commit that code
  • JUL
    31
    2003

    Optimizations and getting along with the kernel

    I needed a short break from coding on the two projects that I've been working on for the last few days on so today I added support for both PPC AltiVec and AMD 3DNow instructions to the KCPUInfo class. Basically for completeness. Now take a deep breath and read the part that says "for completeness" again. I think it's a little funny how for most people just mentioning 3DNow, MMX, SSE or AltiVec is enough to recompile whole kdelibs and spend two days looking for speed differences. KDE is not at a point where assembly level optimizations would matter a lot. geiseri is working on a rather neat DCOP cli optimization.

    JUL
    31
    2003

    Zarro boogs and The Shape of JuK to Come

    So I'm excited; JuK is down to zero open bug reports. I think this is the first time that this has been true since about 2 days after it went into CVS.

    I'm still working on implementing some of the feature requests -- I made it possible to delete multiple playlists at once today, but it's nice looking at the bug reports screen and seeing a big "0". While I'm sure it won't last long it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

    JUL
    30
    2003

    back to work .... well I hope

    ok, after more than a month of swearing and improving my religious vocabulary (in French Canadian swears are religious words) while working on a palm project. I will have some time to
    finally finishing the palmos support and some other embedded stuff for kdevelop. Here the todo:

    JUL
    30
    2003

    kexi konqueror like tabbing and other goodies

    lots of stuff is happening to kexi lately. (remember kexi is the database "frontend" in koffice).
    first of all kexi is now (after jowenn's commit) provideing konqueror like tabbing see http://blogs.kde.org/node/view/108 for a screenshot.

    JUL
    30
    2003

    How community based development can blow away commercial efforts

    Hi everyone,

    It's fun to have this platform for developers and so I thought I'd put forward
    an idea I've been trying to promote for some time that seems to not get much
    traction in the community. Often I get a request that reads like can you add
    auto completion support for [your favorite scripting language here]?
    I
    dilligently reply "I don't actually use that language and we have a policy
    that these must be done by people who use them and can test them. However Quanta
    is set up so that users can add a language using XML."
    Now, please allow me
    some small degree of indulgence here... but isn't it weird that given these facts

    • The program was free
    • XML should be part of a web developer's toolbox and no big deal
    • The idea of "community" means you'd think people would be both
      proud and anxious to do their part

    Yet it is maybe one in four or less that will finally step up and put a few
    hours into what is essentially making a tool their own. I'm not really surprised,
    but I can't say I'm still not dissapointed.

    JUL
    30
    2003

    Apologies to the southern hemisphere

    I recently noticed that handling of "Daylight Savings Time" (a.k.a. "Summer Time") did not work for any southern-hemisphere locations in KStars. I fixed it in HEAD and 3_1_BRANCH yesterday, a bit too late for 3.1.3, unfortunately (it will be in version M_PI if there is one ;) )

    JUL
    30
    2003

    Jogger interface for kdedevelopers.org?

    What would you think about a Jogger interface for kdedevelopers.org?

    For those who don't know Jogger, it is a Jabber component that allows you to post diary entries via any Jabber client, such as Kopete for example. To see it in action, you can see one installation at http://jogger.jabber.org.

    JUL
    30
    2003

    Kopete 0.7 and a Yahoo bug

    How annoying. I fixed the yahoo bad account data log in bug that Bille (Will Stephenson) pointed out to me, but I can't commit for 0.7 because it has string changes. I suppose I shouldn't bitch much since i'm the one that imposed the string freeze. My original reasoning behind the string freeze was because it would give all the other kopete developers a small taste of what it would be like if/when kopete makes the move to kdenetwork. (not that we really needed the string freeze in the first place).

    JUL
    30
    2003

    KDE MUD Clients

    So okay, what do I want from a MUD client?

    a) Necessities
    a1) Complete scriptability (better in Ruby or Perl, then Python, custom languages won't do)
    a2) Bindable keys. Thats crucial since typing commands when you can bind it is a straight road to rip.

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