AUG
31
2005

Akademy Express

The "Express" in this blog entry title both refers to me only being able to attend Akademy 5 days this year as also this being the only blog entry summarizing some thoughts and observations after the two initial ones which were supposed to start a daily series. Many general reports and description of the talks have been posted on Planet KDE and Dot already, I won't repeat those.

AUG
26
2005

Malaga Day 1

For most people day one will be the first day of the user conference, for me and the e.V. members it is Friday. As previously written I didn't sleep well last night, not much more than 3 hours. Went to the breakfast area where the interesting game started to order your drink (water, orange juice or coffee) and what you want to have on your bread (tomato or jelly) because the waitress doesn't speak any word English and most of us no word Spanish. If you want to eat more you have to pay (and succeed to order it).

AUG
26
2005

Malaga Day 0

My KDE related activities, besides visiting the local usability meetings, increased over the last days again (finally implemented the feature to open blocked popup-windows within Konqueror). With the contract for my job starting next month signed, I can now be sure it will stay at a high level.

AUG
13
2005

Also This Week

Took the last exam of my studies at long last. :-) Received a KDE-related job offer and accepted it. :-) Booked my flights for Akademy. :-)

AUG
11
2005

Special 'Planet KDE' and 'Developer Journals' Tags

It's nice to see the amount of people on Planet KDE rapidly growing, indicating a thriving KDE developer community. :-) Let me point out two special tags which some blog newbies don't seem to be aware off:

AUG
10
2005

KDE 3.5 Alpha

KDE 3.5 Alpha source tarballs are up on the FTP servers. It's really Alpha quality so you don't will see a big announcement splash for it. One day before tagging KMail got completely messed up. When it was tagged two modules didn't compile at all. Several modules don't compile with --enable-final, Coolo ultimately gave up on fixing it. This week there were problems with the bandwidth of a server feeding the FTP mirrors so enough reasons for the long delay already.

AUG
2
2005

The Importance of Version Numbers

KDE 3.5 Alpha will be tagged in three days and many applications in /branches/KDE/3.5 still show the version number they had in the 3.4.0 release. :-( I usually go trough all modules before releases and look for many applications whether there have been changes since last release and if the version number has been already increased. This is time-consuming and I don't feel that I should be doing it. Please maintainers of applications (or as fallback contributors to) increase version numbers regularly!

JUL
28
2005

Don't Neglect kde-announce!

If you're the maintainer of a non-minor KDE application please don't think that posting your release to kde-apps.org is sufficient. Consider also to post a nice announcement including what your application is about and the highlights of the release to the kde-announce mailing list. Many news editors and magazine writers only read kde-announce and don't visit kde-apps.org!

JUL
23
2005

The Usefulness of kde-commits Archive

I know that not everyone is subscribed to and reading the kde-commits mailing list (hint: if you work on or are interested only in a specific area of KDE visit the CommitFilter site). All the more important is having an archive of kde-commits.

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