SEP
2
2005

Tsync

An interesting thing to have: James Anderson's G-SOC sponsored TSync.

I didn't look at the code yet, but the principles are clear enough and are definitely attractive when related to synchronizing collections of (KDE) settings, a long time wish/request from our users.

AUG
31
2005

Twisted brain

Since the move to SVN, I have a perception problem that was not present with CVS.

AUG
25
2005

It still surprises me, after 10 years (re: KDEPrint junior job)

After posting a very short announce about the available KDEPrint junior job 5 days ago, I received no less than 5 offers to help from Andre Gemuend, James McArthur, Arnould Brice, Alfredo Cerutti and Steve Starr. I even received three distinct sets of replacement screenshots.

I have 10 years of continuous open source participation. I started looong time ago with fvwm and lyx. I am in KDE since 1996. Still, I never cease to be suprised by the energy with which people are willing to join and help. It's refreshing to say the least.

AUG
20
2005

Summary display in KMail

Since a few days, I feel the lack of a summary mode in KMail.

I have many tens of folders and subfolders, on three accounts (local, work, uni) and I have KMail filters putting things al overy this stuffy arborescence.

Instead of the "Welcome to KMail" screen that I get when clicking on "Local Folders" or the empty view that I get when I click on an IMAP server's arborescence root, a list of folders that contain new messages and how many, or even the headers of the new messages, would be nice to have.

AUG
19
2005

Junior job for improving documentation of KDEPrint

This message says it all. This is a really easy opportunity to start contributing to your favorite open source project.

AUG
19
2005

Transmeta?

It is quite some time already since I think about getting myself some powerful PDA or a very light laptop. My boss at work wants a lightweight laptop for our research group too. The 4.7kg Dell Inspiron that we bought 4 years ago starts to show its age.

AUG
18
2005

Semiotics

We use all sorts of signs and symbols to communicate. And quite often, communicate we don't.

I was brushing quickly through a few useless magazines I inadvertently collected while at LWE-SF last week. One of these was Novell's. Which is actually interesting as it wasn't all Novell publicity but also quite nice Linux publicity. Yet, what caught my eye most thoroughly was a section cover for the part extolling their certification program. It was the photo of the chest of a work-blue-shirt-clad guy who had the word "Trainee" embroidered above his breast pocket.

AUG
17
2005

Books sent

I was writing about my extra copies of the KDE 2.0 Development book. Three people asked for them. I shipped them today to Jure Repnic, Reuben Sutton and Lex Hider.

AUG
17
2005

Discipline

I started rather late in my life to work for a gain, at age 23. This was so given the political organization of the place I was then in and thanks to the invaluable care of my parents, who wanted us (me and my sister) to get solid education and be nondisturbed by external difficulties of any kind in the process.

AUG
15
2005

LinuxWorldExpo San Francisco 2005 - photos

KDE and LinuxPrinting.org at LWE, now in color:

Setting up the booths in the .org pavilion

Visitors in the first day:

Charles Samules (right) and David Johnson at the KDE booth:

Kitch:

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