San Francisco Bay Area KDE birthday party

Since several KDE folks were in town for the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit they decided to come visit us as kind of an impromptu KDE 20th birthday party, and to meet KDE's newest/youngest disciple. She might still be a bit young to write code, but we'll see how long it'll take to change that. One of the reasons neither me nor blauzahl have been very active in KDE lately...


More Calligra Active on Android

As I posted the last time I blogged (which I really should do more often), I had some problems with Calligra Active on Android and the number of shared libraries it requires (various versions of android have different, but low, fixed maximums for the number of .so files that can be loaded in a single process). Since then I did several things to resolve that. One option would have been to go the "libkok" route, like we did when we developed/ported calligra/koffice to Maemo and the Nokia N900 and N9.


Calligra Active on Android

As I wrote in my previous blog post, I've been doing work on getting Calligra working on Android. My first attempts of this used Calligra Mobile, our QWidget based mobile UI originally written for the Nokia N900. One big problem with this is that the scrolling speed when running on android was horribly slow. I think I got maybe 1 or 2 frames per second, and that on fairly powerful hardware.


Calligra on Android

As most of you are probably well aware, since quite a while it is not very hard to write Qt applications to run on Android devices. A couple of weeks ago we at KO GmbH decided to look into how hard it would be to get KDE applications to run, and more specifically, if it would be possible to run Calligra with one of its mobile UI's on an android device.


Akademy Call for Papers deadline

As you are hopefully already aware, the deadline for this years Akademy Call for Papers is approaching quickly. You have until Friday, 23 April 2010 to get all your proposals for talks, lightning talks, workshops and BoFs in.

So start writing and get all your abstracts/proposals in on time!


Plasma widgets on Maemo5

Yesterday nokia gave away 300 pre-production n900 devices to all attendants of this years Maemo summit in Amsterdam (in the form of a six months loan, after that they'll have to go back to Nokia). I'm also attending, so I also got one. Deciding what the first thing to port to a new device is is always hard, but in the end I figured that something with plasma might be nice.


Photos of the GCDS

After spending an extra week after GCDS hiking around on La Gomera (another one of the Canarian islands), I finally got home and had time to process some of the photos I took during the desktop summit, so you can go ahead and take a look at them in my gcds gallery on my smugmug page (so if anyone needs a smugmug referral code you can also ping me).


KDE 4.2.0 and KOffice 2.0 beta6 packages for Maemo

After quite a while of not doing much maemo related, I finally found the time to build a bit more up-to-date kde packages for maemo. I've now uploaded kdelibs, kdepimlibs and kdebase from KDE 4.2.0 (more modules will follow), and also the just released koffice 2.0beta6 (unfortunately no kspread yet, as I couldn't get it to compile with the old gcc version in scratchbox).

KDE 4.2 Release Party in The Netherlands

It is of course a bit late to announce, but this sunday (february first), there will be a KDE 4.2 release party in The Netherlands. Everyone is welcome to join us at De Commanderie van Sint Jan in Nijmegen, starting from around 14:00.


Having fun with qemu

Until now I've always been using my own built Qt packages when building KDE packages for maemo. Initially because the Qt packages in extras-devel where missing some vital parts for KDE (mainly SSL support I think) but after that because I just had them installed, and it worked. But now I wanted to change this, and use the extras-devel provided Qt, as in theory that shouldn't matter, after all they are build from the same sources, with nearly identical configuration. As it turned out, this was actually quite a bit harder than I thought it would be.