SEP
28
2004

Distributor KDE Patches Collection

Did you always want to know what patches the distributions apply against vanilla KDE source? Did you ever receive weird bug reports with 'impossible' behavior or stacktraces for your application? Or wanted to forward port this feature you saw in screenshots, read about in reviews or used on a machine with that other distribution? But you had not the time to search for the sources or the bandwidth to download the complete source package just to get the patches?

SEP
7
2004

Maintainers' Release Duties

Do you remember my blog entry about the software developer who put days of effort into a new version but then failed to raise the hour to properly announce his software (btw, meanwhile he has stopped its development without clear rationale)? Something similar can be watched in parts with some KDE software.

SEP
2
2004

aKademy Thoughts

So aKademy is over for most people, only the aKademy press staff continues to publish stories based on content collected and interviews conducted in Ludwidgsburg and it will take some weeks to close all financial transactions. I only read positive comments until now so don't let me ruin the "perfect" impression by listing what didn't work or other than planned. :-)

AUG
20
2004

#aKademy

I'm attending the whole day the KDE e.V. meeting since 10am and it's still continuing (now 5.30pm). Luckily there was a long midday break with free delicious food (four possible choices including one vegetarian) at "Blauer Engel" restaurant sponsored by IBM.

AUG
19
2004

Arrival at aKademy

Today Ossi and I arrived together at aKademy in Ludwigsburg. The organization room seems to be the busiest place at the moment, full with working people, sleepy North Americans, loaned hardware (refrigerators, laptops, network and sound equipment) and delivered merchandizing stuff. I also went around a bit to take photos of the outside, "our" cinema and the yard where the social events will take place.
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AUG
6
2004

KDE_3_3_BRANCH

For those not following the mailing lists, the KDE_3_3_BRANCH (and ARTS_1_3_BRANCH) has been created in CVS from which the release candidate and the final KDE 3.3 release will be created. kdelibs/kdecore/kdeversion.h already states "3.3.0" and won't be touched soon again so you can do a CVS build without fearing a complete rebuild to get 3.3.0 Final. Coolo has created release candidate tarballs which are currently tested for compilation. They should be publicly available tomorrow (without binaries) when I will also commit an updated Konstruct version.

JUL
21
2004

Looking Forward to aKademy

I just read that Aaron is excited to go to aKademy and that he will meet KDE developers (and not few!) there. Let me say that I also look forward to get to know some new faces including Aaron, Fabrice and Waldo. And Eric should be interesting to watch (or better listen?). :-) I also discovered the names of some KDE oldies like Matthias Hölzer-Klüpfel and Roberto Alsina who plan a comeback? All the rest of you please assume that we were either already at same place at same time or that I'm simply not aware of your registration.

JUL
18
2004

KDE_3_3_0_BETA_2

That's the magic CVS tag which allows you to pull the KDE version from CVS which is supposed to become KDE 3.3 Beta 2. Start your build (perhaps with the help of kdecvs-build) and to write your "KDE 3.3 Preview" today so that your story is finished when KDE 3.3 Beta 2 will be announced. :-)

JUL
17
2004

"There must be a final stroke!"

I want to tell you a true story which happened about half a year ago but is still in my mind. As you perhaps know I maintain Konstruct. Sometimes it happens that an archive disappears from its specified download location, often the cause is a new version release and the old version being deleted. This breaks Konstruct's installation process. Usually I notice this very quick because I read application announcement sites like kde-apps.org.

JUL
16
2004

Meet Dr. Klash

I bet everyone running a development version has at least once met Dr. Konqi - but do you know his colleague Dr. Klash? How could I, you ask? He is sleeping right on your hard disk within kdelibs! Dr. Klash checks for accelerator conflicts in menus and widgets. To awake him put following into ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals (or the config file for the application you want to test):

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