MAY
5
2011

Progress on Calligra Words

End of last week the work done on the new textlayout-library got merged into the master-branch. Months of hard work on refactoring the basement Words, Stage and other Calligra applications are build up on got a face. While there still stays enough work we got beyond the mountain and are enjoying the fruits this brings us today and tomorrow.

This fruits, from the pov as developer and user of Words, are;

APR
3
2011

Calligra Sprint 2011 in Berlin, day 2

After day 0 on friday which I missed and day 1 on saturday where I joined the Calligra 2011 sprint in Berlin in the evening after a longer journay the last day of the sprint, day 2, is coming to and end.

APR
1
2011

Calligra Sprint 2011 in Berlin

This weekend there will be the Calligra spring 2011 in Berlin in KDAB's office in berlin where I usually work and play kicker and table tennis all of the week. The irony is that I very likely will not make it to the sprint. I was visiting some friends in Koh Tao and I am now caught in a heavy storm in Koh Samui since more then a week now. My fly was canceled and the airport was closed, my visa was running out and cash problems raised up.

JUL
20
2010

Cursor focus tracking using QAccessible

KMag used to zoom into part of the screen got just today an additional mode: Follow Focus Mode. That means that kmag can now follow either the mouse pointer or the keyboard cursor.

Video of KMag with 'Follow Focus' mode

Extending for example KWin's full-screen zoom plugin can be done with something like;

QDBusConnection::sessionBus().connect("org.kde.kaccessibleapp",
    "/Adaptor", "org.kde.kaccessibleapp.Adaptor", "focusChanged",
NOV
25
2008

AT-SPI backend for Qt-Accessibility

For the case you, dear reader, are not subscribed to the KDE-accessibility mailinglist (tststs), we received a rather interesting mail just yesterday; Project Announce: AT-SPI D-Bus

NOV
16
2008

law@germany: rm -rf /wikipedia

While a new law was accomplished that allows police to break into every house, install a trojan horse on our computer-systems and video-cams in our rooms to secret monitor us, others are on there way to ban internet-games they don't like or to just shut down wikipedia cause they can;

Politician Forces German Wikipedia Off the Net

OCT
1
2008

iRack

If you like to laugh then the Apple presents the iRack clip may something for you - always again impressing how close political reality and good jokes can be :)

AUG
17
2008

ISO, when the last eagle flies...

Just two days ago I was still partly optimistic in the hope the ISO would do it's job. Yesterday we got it official, they don't.

AUG
14
2008

gsoc: Page-styles in KWord

It's a while I blogged last time about the progress on the goggle summer of code project to Improve OpenDocument in KWord. Mainly cause after working on a lot of smaller things till the mid-term we picked one of the bigger tasks and spend last weeks on it: pagestyles also known as masterpages.

JUN
5
2008

KDE Everywhere

Isn't it funny if you browse around the web and keep on to run into all those Eee-PC clones out there and note that nearly all of them are running KDE@Linux. Yet other examples I did run into are the Acer Aspire One and the ultra-mini PC. Both are running Linpus (a for small displays optimized GNU/Linux-distribution based on Fedora 8 ) with the "Friendly KDE desktop environment" :)

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