DEC
28
2007

Sybase and MS SQL Server Support

From KDE4-enterprise-functionality dept.: As already noted in the Commit Digest, another database driver (i.e. data provider) has been built on top of Kexi's database abstraction layer (KexiDB 2, codenamed Predicate).

DEC
20
2007

Usable TechBase layout

Too many KDE folks refuse to use http://techbase.kde.org/ because it breaks blocks of code.

You can however make it usable. A hint just for you:

OCT
30
2007

Another nightly build from Berlin

How's possible that most of my nightly builds I mention here, come from Berlin so far? Tasty food ensured by Trolltech or KDAB? Weißbier?


(gfx by mkbart, based on Oxygen icons)

SEP
19
2007

To docbook or not to docbook?

Recently I work on updating polish translation of QCad manual before its release in OpenOffice Polska. Andrew Mustun, QCad author, has switched to xparrot documenting tool, i.e. an online and offline toolkit, containing markup which is simplified compared to docbook.

SEP
19
2007

Epilogue: Trolltech is listening

Not even 2 days after out meeting in Berlin, there is an epilogue of the story: Qt/Windows Open Source Edition will support VS Express.

Big thanks for considering this!

There are always many comments about boundary between free and non-free tools. I can give two notes here:

SEP
16
2007

Berlin by night...


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Yes, this is working copy of KWord 2.0 alpha running on KDE 4 under MS Windows, compiled during KDE-On-Windows meeting in Berlin. I must say local Trolltech's office is great environment for developing.

AUG
28
2007

Tabbed, Context-Aware Application's Workspace

There's enough of meat committed to SVN so it's time to show you something those involved in Kexi have been waiting for: tabbed and context-sensitive style of application workspace. It honours Fitts' Law-friendly-KDE 4's-large-toolbar mode, while still is aimed at tools accessible for power user and development environments like Kexi.

JUL
16
2007

Hints for static globals

First, did I say thank you to Kenny Duffus in this blog? Then Big Thanks Kenny, and the Akademy 2k7 Team!

There were hacking days @ Akademy but also at least two hacking midnights; the latter (after moving out from Glasgow's Free House pub) was used by me and Holger Schröder to realize what can be wrong at run time in case of larger KDE apps.

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Finally we are able to run Kexi 2.0 (alpha) on Windows as easily as on Linux:
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JUL
12
2007

T-shirts

KDE People have been asking me about t-shirts I composed at spreadshirt. Here you have the 'shop':

http://www.spreadshirt.net/shop.php?sid=95340

[image:2869 align=right nolink=1 width=280]The virtual shop was originally created within a Polish t-shirt company, just for Kexi t-shirts before Malaga, before spreadshirt acquired the company. At the time (2005) I was able to get the shipment within Poland quite fast. Now it always comes from Germany. No udea why. Moreover, labour is obviously more expensive there... so prices increased too.

JUN
8
2007

Kexi 1.1.3, and the road to KDE 4, KOffice 2

The long awaited 1.1.3 release is available.

These were long months when I shared my time between 1.1.x development, 2.x development (careful porting) and Windows version.

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