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

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
1
2003

Try before you buy^H^H^Hcomment

I discovered KDE had the option to rename files by clicking on the icon name (vs selecting them and then pressing F2). I'd like to have this turned on by default, rather than off, as it would address the #1 complaint I've received regarding single click mode. I suggested such on kfm-devel and kde-usability, and will be doing further testing w/RLUs (real live users) shortly...

JUL
31
2003

KJots, interuptus

Worked a bit more on KJots last night. I'm nearly finished with everything I'm going to do with it for 3.2, then I can move on to finishing up work on KsCD, then I can move on to TOM and KMail headers, attachments and folder properties. Insert regular bug fixing obsession sprees and the unpredictable random distractions in there and that's probably my KDE life from here to 3.2.

Today I won't be so lucky as to make much, if any, progress on that list. Good thing I was up to 3:00am last night, then. ;-)

JUL
28
2003

folk fest

this isn't a rant. it's just off-topic. so there. =) if you're not into music, esp of the folk fest variety, save yourself the boredom and don't click the Read More link.

JUL
28
2003

titles may suck, but node terms really annoy me

coming up with titles for blog entries isn't fun/easy, but having to pick node terms is really bloody annoying. especially since it's this long listbox that pushes the body waaaay down the page. couldn't it at least be after the body where i could ignore it? and have "KDE General" (or what-have-you) selected by default?

ok, enough metablogging, here's what i'm up to today.

JUL
26
2003

festing

folk festing all weekend at the Calgary Folk Fest... hope to meet Ani at the after party tonight... no KDE'ing till the weekend's over... =)

JUL
23
2003

Developing in a community

so the other night i got sucked into joining #hci on openprojects.net. it was all good and fun for a while with some rather interesting discussion going on. and then someone brought up the many issues surrounding the delivery of binary packages on Free Software OSes and all went to hell in a hand basket.

JUL
22
2003

Doing KDE on the run

gah! too busy these last two weeks... i need to lead a life of luxury so i can nurse my many non-paying but oh-so-enjoyable interests, like KDE. perhaps i'll ask Santa for one this year ;-)

did up a quick UI for Zack's kspell work, based on a mock up by Henrique Pinto with a bit of a twist. still ruminating on whether or not to add a progress bar. yeah, maybe i will.

discussion on kde-usability is actually pretty high on the signal side of the signal/noise scale the last few days. huzzah for that.

JUL
12
2003

Of KControl and Other Needs

Alright, this time less philosophy and more "what I'm doing and thinking about doing, as if you care" ...

I am nearly ready to start working on some major KControl issues, but am stalled on a couple of fronts. Hoping inspiration (and some bits of code i'm waiting on) will arrive soon.

I've got a couple of patches to some smaller KDE apps that were sent to me and then abandoned. I'll have to fix them up some, and just discard others. Not sure what prompts someone to start in on something and then just leave it halfway?

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