NOV
3
2014

Do you want Catalonia to be a State? If so, do you want Catalonia to be an independent State?

Today there are only six days left until I vote in the independence referendum. I usually use my personal blog for non technical bits but I thought some readers of my KDE Blog might be interested in this as it does affect the geopolitics of pretty much the whole world.

What's going on?

OCT
29
2014

Kubuntu Vivid in Bright Blue

Kubuntu Vivid is the development name for what will be released in April next year as Kubuntu 15.04.

The exiting news is that following some discussion and some wavering we will be switching to Plasma 5 by default. It has shown itself as a solid and reliable platform and it's time to show it off to the world.

OCT
27
2014

Beyond the color pickers

Andy, thanks so much for picking up the topic of color pickers (pun intended).

I'd like to discuss cases when accuracy is not as important at results. In this case there's a problem of abundance of choice. You don't have time to quickly and correctly pick one from the 16777216 colors. Plus alpha value? Come on! Whenever you're confronted with a photoshop/gimp-like color picker you either choose random color, or single color that's globally predefined in a palette. I also understand that very few 'casual' users maintain own palettes for consistency.

OCT
15
2014

Ubuntu's Linux Scheduler or Why Baloo Might be Slowing Your System in 14.04

Last month I posted about packaging and why it takes time. I commented that the Stable Release Update process could not be rushed because a regression is worse than a known bug. Then last week I was pointed to a problem where Baloo was causing a user's system to run slow. Baloo is the new indexer from KDE and will store all your files in a way you can easily search for them and was a faster replacement for Nepomuk.

SEP
25
2014

2.8.6 → 2.9 → 3.0 → ...

That was my first Akademy after a while, I've been following previous two with kids on my lap. I think Brno turned out to be both a pretty destination and decent host for all KDErs.
A new Kexi contributor Wojtek Kosowicz came with me. You can read about him here and his recent story here. Recently in Kexi there is a trend of new contributors coming from Poland, and specifically from Warsaw. I've heard they're a bit regretting afterwards they didn't join the Akademy too but I trust that will improve next year :)

SEP
11
2014

Kexi Report Designer Jobs

It's not a secret that reasonable explained and mentored junior jobs attract new great contributors.

Based on a popular request, here's massive list of 10 new Junior Jobs for Kexi. Now they are mostly related to Kexi Report Designer, which receives a lot of love recently as an unique Free Software solution of this kind.

https://community.kde.org/Kexi/Junior_Jobs/Small_report_improvements

Be sure to ask for details or request different kind of junior jobs... there are basically thousands of them :)
Enjoy!


SQL car by jepoirrier, CC BY-SA 2.0

SEP
6
2014

Akademy Day 1 Photo Blog


Some of the Kubuntu Devs


Talking and hacking in the corridor


Sebas celebrates the release of Plasma 5

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