MAY
26
2008

gsoc: Sometimes size doesn't matter, really.

While working on Improving OpenDocument in KWord for gsoc2008 we enjoyed today again one of this very productive pair-programming days. The todays goal was not that difficult: get those svg:x and svg:y positions for text-anchors (which are used to position frames like e.g. an image relative to there anchor) working.

MAY
11
2008

gsoc: Improve OpenDocument in KWord

Just like last year the KDE-family did provide us again a gsoc-slot to work on Improve ISO OpenDocument support (in KOffice, particularly in KWord). Not only did the number of mentors drastically increased but personally I also had the feeling the number of very good proposals did. To be allowed to read all of them was such exciting that I found myself spending hours over hours on the huge list reading lots of proposals again and again just for fun.

APR
6
2008

To live and to let (others) die

Imagine you have a family - so something like one wife, 1.5 children and a dog - and you decided that it's better to feed them at least once per day and to provide some kind of home to survive during the cold days.

Both of those basic requirments are not that simple any longer since prices continue to increase on a monthly base while you still earn only around 4 Euro per hour (what is at least close to one meal for one person - ok, there are still those taxes that eat half of the 4 Euro, but it's at least still >0!) on your day-(and night-)job(s).

MAR
10
2008

Fun with Microsoft OOXML

It is one case to walk through 7000 pages of rather technical documentation and to try to extract something useful out of it for a concrete question. It is another thing to look at the actual XML produced by the Microsoft Office 2007 suite.

MAR
3
2008

SuperKaramba and Plasma Packages

With the great intro provided about Plasma Packages to get Apple's Dashboard Widgets running, it follows a screenshot that shows SuperKaramba - yes, it works with legacy *.skz files.

btw, SuperKaramba example that uses KHTML to display content :)

JAN
30
2008

KDE 3.5.8 on OpenSolaris

See http://blogs.sun.com/moinakg/entry/kde_3_5_8_on

Seems it's possible to give OpenSolaris a try now where a recent KDE3-version is up and running there. Thanks for that SUN/Moinak :)

JAN
20
2008

Release-party in Berlin; what an event

disclaimer: as usual this is a personal opinion and I am not that sure that everything was like I describe it now cause of some side-conditions.

The last friday started just like one of those usual normal january-days not worth to be mention. Over the day I even got the impression its still one of those months where it's not worth to wake up in the morning and leave the warm and bright home to move into the cold and dark world outside there.

JAN
8
2008

State of Kross in KDE4

Kross, the scripting framework, is one of the pillars new with KDE4. While the project started already a while back in 2004 it enveloped over the time to a rather big codebase. During the KDE4-process one of the main-goals was to decrease the codebase what can be even more difficult then writting new code.

SEP
11
2007

KMLDonkey on KDE4

The image below shows the next generation KMLDonkey 2.0 from SVN running on KDE4. The whole port was done within around 3 days - KDE4 rocks :)

SEP
4
2007

MSOOXML and the german vote

[disclaimer: this is a personal opinion and meaned to be sarcastic!]

So, germany was voting with "yes" for the Microsoft XML2007 format. That may not new for those that did follow the worldwide ISO-adventure and that believe in the power of black suitcases.

But it may new to you, that germany was again miles ahead there compared to every other country. Right, while some countries really started to look at those MSOffice2007 DNA-specs, we already answered with a clear "yes" in 2005!

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