OCT
13
2007

Impressed by openSUSE 10.3

openSUSE 10.3. I couldn't follow its development as I did with previous releases and tested only after the final version appeared. First I upgraded my desktop from 10.2 and it wasn't a pleasure as it made the system unbootable and I had to fix using a rescue console. But after having it running I was quite satisfied with it. Software management has improved (but still not fast enough in my opinion), the possibility to add the community repositories from YaST is nice, as it is the search page and the one click install (well one click on the webpage, several clicks later).

SEP
13
2007

1st year passed by

Even if Coolo says they have the cutest baby on earth, I have to disagree and post a proof of it. :) Our little daughter is with us since a year, we had her birthday yesterday.

AUG
29
2007

Konqui at high altitudes

I was missing from development for about 2 weeks in August, because I had a vacation. With 3 friends of mine, we planned a hiking/climbing journey in the Alps for this summer. I haven't been on a real vacation for a long time, only for small 2-3 days of resting or one day climbing in the mountain.

JUL
19
2007

A commercial Qt application

Today I discovered an application that is using Qt4. It was a complete surprize, as this is a software that you can download from a photo-shop's web page to create so called "photo-books". Unfortunately it is a Windows only application, but I was happy when I saw that QtCore4.dll & others were installed (inside wine). :)
The application is in Romanian, but as I saw it was developed in Germany. It is called CEWE Fotocartea Mea (CEWE My photobook) and can be downloaded from here.

DEC
30
2006

The old and the new year

This year is almost over, and it was a very mixed one. It had good and bad sides as well. It started very well as after a few years of trying my wife finally got pregnant. It was also good that I could still continue to live from what I like, with the help of Eric and the others who supported Quanta. And I could improve it, by releasing 5 bugfix releases during the year. I'm not 100% happy with all the releases, but I think the difference between the 3.5.0 releases in 2005 and the 3.5.5 released in October 2006 is huge. Work on Quanta4 continued, especially when Jens visited me. I was happy with the progress we made, altough at some points I was about to give up the new path we chose (using the KDevelop platform and write a new parser) for various reasons. After he left, work on Quanta4 pretty much stagnated, there were only a few commits. I more focused on the 3.5.x series and worked for Eric on other things.

SEP
13
2006

Lilla

I think this doesn't require too much words. ;-)

PS: She is a girl. ;-)
PS2: And the texts are in Hungarian...

AUG
25
2006

Using KDevelop 3 for KDE 4 development

I wanted to write down my experience with how good KDevelop 3 is for KDE4 development since a long time, but never had the time for it. I used it since I started to work on KDE4 porting, and I can say that it is usable with some shortcoming and rough edges.

AUG
5
2006

Maintainer requested

Following the call to ask for maintainers for those applications that do not have one, here is a post requesting maintainer for two applications from the KDEWebDev module.

MAY
21
2006

Eurovision 2006

This is fun. A real rock band won the Eurovision contest in 2006. Finland sent Lordi, a melodic metal band in horror/sci-fi masks to Athens and they won with a big margin. I heard the first Lordi songs about 2 days ago when I listed to some music I got from a friend and I listen to them only once, but it was OK. Of course I couldn't remember anything from the songs, but the intro and the style (and the voice of Udo from Accept), but it wasn't bad. And I read in an older magazine that they participated in the Finnish Eurovision and it seems that they won there (today I read that some people protested against it even at the president of Finland). Finland is a nice place and they have some very good rock bands there, the best known might be Nightwish, HIM and maybe Stratovarius (but there are much-much more good bands from such a small country). But Eurovision is not known for its rock-friendliness, rather for trendy and light music. But I looked at it today, maybe just to see what are the current trends and to have some fun. Sincerely there were only a few that I could say they were OK, even if the music was not of my style (Germany, Lithuania for example). They were mostly rated down. ;-) Lithuania was the best, we laughed a lot on them with my wife. If you have a chance to see their performance from this shown, do it!

APR
5
2006

ASUS merchandise ;-)

Some days ago I bought an ASUS jeans. We've been searching for a jean that is good for my size (not that easy), and found this one with reduced price (~$10 instead of $22). When I saw the name, I thought it will be fun to buy it. :-)
See the pictures:

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