MAR
17
2007

Decibel Hackathon is go!

About an hour ago the Decibel hackathon in Darmstadt started. Hosted by Basyskom, this weekend brings together domain experts in instant messaging, VoIP, PIM data and contact management to create the real time communication infrastructure for KDE 4. At the moment we are all bringing each other up to speed on the state of each others' technologies. We're all very excited, and it's not just the coffee - stay tuned for updates.

MAR
8
2007

NetworkManager support in Solid for KDE 4

The NetworkManager backend for Solid in KDE 4 is ready to announce. Since writing the frontend in September I hadn't gotten round to making it useful, but after a lot of encouragement from ervin I picked up my tools again.

NOV
25
2006

Package The World

I was feeling a bit poorly today so I decided to spend the day doing something fairly easy but productive and beneficial for openSUSE: re-familiarising myself with the Build Service by packaging some software.

OCT
27
2006

Kohesion

The recent couple of distro release posts on the Dot touch a nerve with me. One could say that publicity is all good - after all, don't we in KDE want the world to know how many quality distributions include KDE?

SEP
29
2006

Sculpting Solid

Most of my development effort at Akademy this year has been on the network management part of Solid. I gave a talk on the present and future of KDE network management and this went pretty well. This year I learned not to even bring my laptop near a projector and used Aaron's instead. Before giving my talk I had been worried that the content was a bit obvious but I wanted to go through how to monitor and respond to changes in connectivity in KDE 3 and 4 so that app developers can give their users a better time when the network goes a way, so i just presented everything step by step and it was pretty well received.

SEP
22
2006

You know you work at SUSE when...

... your fridge contains less than the one at work. A couple of years ago, when I was new in Nuremberg, Adrian told me that most people at SUSE never eat at home, and some people who had newish flats still had the cellophane on the kitchen hardware and appliances. I laughed at the time, being a cook-it-yourself type of guy, but now, on my way to Akademy and making sure that nothing will go off, I realised that there was pretty much nothing to spoil there.

JUL
1
2006

Hello Trysil, goodbye world cup

Got into Trysil, Norway for KDE Four Core at 10pm and it was still sunny. Now (00:17) it's still quite light outside which is playing silly beggars with my head, I've lost the ability to speak German. Anyway, I'm here to work on Akonadi, Solid's networking support and any other jobs that come up. The team that the Technical Working Group have assembled here are a highly motivated group and we're going to work our socks off for eight days to get kdelibs to a position where the rest of the KDE community can pick it up and start to write KDE 4 apps without the rules changing every week.

APR
25
2005

The even more integrated desktop

Since Licq got integrated with the rest of the KDE desktop using KIMIface (nice work Kevin), it's inspired me to make a couple more changes to improve our integration. Now it's easier to link IM contacts with people in your address book, and you can use your calendar to switch your IM presence.

MAR
10
2005

Get your Hot New Emoticons

Everyone else is doing it so why can't we? Today Kopete jumped on the Hot New Stuff bandwagon by letting users fetch and install new emoticon themes from the Configure dialog.

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