APR
3
2005

Kasbar and Kicker

I'm wondering about kicker and kasbar in KDE 4. If we can make kicker's abilities powerful enough to support the features kasbar needs, then maybe it should be less of a standalone app. At the moment, maintaining kasbar is nightmare because it makes kicker do a bunch of things it wasn't designed to support (assuming kicker was ever designed at all!).

MAR
31
2005

Well, I drew a new avatar...

I decided I didn't like the photo I had here before, so I drew a new avatar. What do you think?

MAR
26
2005

Preparing for Qt4

I've started looking into porting KJSEmbed to Qt 4. To begin with, I've recreated most of the Q_CLASSINFO demo I posted recently using the Qt 4 equivalents. Listing the slots of an object is even easier than before, as is finding a marker interface:

MAR
12
2005

KListViewSearchLine Rocks!

KListViewSearchLine is a great class - I just added search capability to to kdcop with 2 lines of code and a little bit of work in designer!

First filter



Second Filter

MAR
12
2005

When you add stuff to KDE Libs...

Reviewing some of the new code that has been added to kdelibs for 3.4, I've noticed a few old problems recurring. Some of the new classes are missing d pointers, this will be a pain in the future and should not have happenned. I strongly urge anyone writing stuff for kdelibs (or interfaces that plugins etc. will talk to for that matter) to review the doc on binary compatibility I link below.

FEB
27
2005

Avoiding marker interfaces

I was talking Ian Geiser last night on IRC about ways to allow you to dynamically query KParts for their interfaces. This would for example allow you to avoid having to link special interface classes, or to use marker classes to identify your capabilities.

AUG
27
2004

Duplication in open source

One thing that people constantly seem to carp on about in Open Source circles is
the frequency with which there are several apps that do the same thing. They then
generally go on to say that the developers should work on whatever their favourite

AUG
24
2004

Re mpyne's gstreamer blog

Since mpyne's blog on planetkde doesn't allow comments I'll post this here: You are incorrect that KDE requires glib thanks to arts - use the ARTS_1_1_BRANCH like most of the core team. That way you can avoid glib entirely. glib is a major barrier to acceptance of gstreamer (and to other technologies).

AUG
20
2004

Coming soon to a CVS repository near you

It's been a little while since I posted what I've been up to, so here's an update. I've been busy at work, so I've had less time for KDE than I would have liked, but even so I've made good progress on kasbar 3. One of the projects I've been working on in my day job will also be open source and may be of interest to some people.

AUG
19
2004

Don't worry annma

Don't worry annma, your not the only one missing the conference. I'm going to be stuck enjoying the thunderstorms here in Manchester.

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