JUN
23
2006

KWord 2.0 progress

After working on Flake for the last couple of weeks I refocussed on KWord earlier this week.
KWord needs an amazing amount of refactors to get the best out of the new features both Qt4 and Flake provide, so this left me with a dilemma on where to start and how to approach this best. I decided to go for the mechanic ways. You know what I mean if you ever saw a mechanic who took a whole car apart, with a garage full of parts and starts to reassemble it afterwards. I am doing the same in software.

JUN
15
2006

Why api-docs really are sub-par

I recently saw a good saying;

    if I have 4 hours to chop down a tree, I'll spent the first 3 sharpening my ax.

All KDE hackers I know are pretty bright and the above will sound true to them; having well working tools gets you better results, faster.

JUN
7
2006

Heartwarming feedback & KOffice

With Blogs we are all publishers, thats the new world and everyone has his or her soapbox. In the good old days the concept of being published was the most important thing you could get. It meant recognition.
Nowadays, its getting linked and copy-pasted (with or without attributeion).

I know that choosing your subject wisely makes this a lot easies, see just a couple of days ago I wrote a vision paper for KOffice 2.0; what we are doing and where we want to go. And, oh, boy :-)

MAY
30
2006

KWord refreshments for 2.0

I've been blogging about the library flake a little over the last weeks; its a library thats going to be the graphical object handling library for KOffice 2.0.

The Wiki page shows the full set of features, but the first feature there lists:

MAY
18
2006

bzr vs darcs

After reading Toms blog I installed and tried Bazaar (bzr). I wanted to anyway since this is Mark Shuttleworths answer to svn and cvs.

I tried it and I must say I'm disappointed. Not because of the ideas it has, they are very good and they address the problems cvs and svn have head on, which Tom also noted.

MAY
17
2006

QOTD

11:22 < elvstone> dfaure: ah. kword recompiled. great to have those two bugs fixed! thx a lot.
11:23 * elvstone changes his footnote styles and deletes chars across images in pure joy.

I like seeing happy users :)

MAY
16
2006

Installing opensuse 10.1 from the network.

I had a frustrating hour today, I wanted to install suse on this spare machine here so I can test the KOffice packages on that, and other distros.
I choose the small image that downloads everything during the install; which is what I always do for installing Debian. (not that I install that more then ones per machine, but still, familiarity gets you points : ).

MAY
15
2006

Flake progress

The KOffice objects-manipulation library is progressing nicely; since my last blog (2 weeks ago) I have added and fixed lots of things. Not nearly 2 weeks hacking worth, though, with LinuxTag in between.

Here a list of significant Flake enhancements; made the library support multiple views, where the different views update automatically and they can have different zoom levels and different selections.

MAY
9
2006

Open Document Format is now an ISO standard!

Its a week ago that this happened, but I have not seen any kde-news or blogs about it. So here goes;

KOffice native fileformat, Open Document Format is now ISO/IEC 26300 with just some bureaucratic things left, but no real way to stop this from going through. More on Andy Updegroves blog.

MAY
9
2006

LinuxTag + KOffice and Köln

Last week I was at LinuxTag in Germany which always is a lot of fun! Not only in seeing new people, but just as much in making contacts with the various other vendors / projects there. The event has the subtitle "Where .com meets .org" for a reason ;)

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