APR
2
2012

The Marble Team is a class act

One of the nice things about using open source is that you meet and work with incredibly talented people from all over the world. People who are good, not just at developing software, but also at building community and making you feel welcome working with them.

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APR
2
2012

Looking for Google Summer of Code students: OpenStreetMap vector rendering with tiling support

Google Summer of Code application deadline is near and we are still looking for highly motivated students to work on a Marble Virtual Globe project this summer.

One of our favorite topics is "OpenStreetMap vector rendering with tiling support". And in this blog I'd like to describe our current ideas about this interesting subject a bit more in detail:

FEB
20
2012

Mini sprint on undo in Calligra Words

I'm at PierreSt's house in Munich for a minisprint trying to fix the undo system in Calligra Words. I arrived Sunday evening, and we started immediately discussing how we would solve the issues we are facing. Luckily we seem to have the same idea and understanding of the issues.

Today, Monday, we have started hacking. But let me explain a bit about the problems we are having:

FEB
16
2012

Calligra Words and the road to release

The Calligra Suite recently released the 7th beta, and mostly because Calligra Words is still not ready. Building a new application from scratch takes time.

Until around October the focus was on writing a new text layout system that could provide the rich text support that any user demands these days. We were not able to reuse the code from KOffice as it was simply not up to the job. So this took a lot of effort.

FEB
16
2012

Calligra Words is not a fork of KWord

Pretty often I hear people say that Calligra Words is a fork of KWord. As a maintainer I tell you this not true. Sure we have ripped about 20% of the code from KWord but even that has been dismantled and reassemble in a new way.

That doesn't constitute a fork. Calligra Words is effectively a new word processor. We have more in common with Stage than we do with KWord. We even started the development of Words by disabling what was KWord, and then we built Words by slowly adding functionality .

JAN
28
2012

Don't Forget to Resolve Your Own Bugs

A gentle reminder: please occassionally check back on bugs you've reported and resolve them if they have been fixed in recent versions.

Sometimes we developers fix bugs but forget to resolve them ourselves; sometimes bugs are fixed by newer versions of other software we depend on; sometimes bugs are fixed as consequences of other fixes.

So help us out and resolve your own bugs when possible.

Thanks.

JAN
21
2012

Calligra Words junior jobs

I often get asked about junior jobs in Calligra Words. I ususally say no, but now I actually have some.

The reason I say no is that there are no easy jobs left, and so jobs would take much more of my time than I would like. And I also don't want to purposely leave unfinished stuff behind.

Anyway here is a brief synopsis of the junior job: We have code that applies bold, italic etc, and it works, except it doesn't respect table cell protection. The job consists of repeating an example I've already made to the application of bold, italic and several other similar things.

JAN
20
2012

Looking for a student job in an Open Source project in Germany ?

You are a student, you would like to contribute to an Open Source project, and get paid for it ?

Then I may have something for you.
At my job at Fraunhofer in Kaiserslautern we are using the CDash testing server for testing the software we develop - various different High Performance applications for Linux clusters.

JAN
18
2012

Calligra Words style selection combo

Since Monday, a feature I have been working on for quite a while has been merged into Calligra master. This is the style selection combo box.
Until Monday, the style selection widget was a home brewed widget based on QFrame. It wasn't optimal and that is a British understatement. Now this widget is still home brewed, but based on a QComboBox.

JAN
13
2012

jhk where are you

Have anyone seen user jhk or know what his real name or email is

If so then please leave a note either here or on irc #calligra

He has started some work on Calligra Words that I'm really interested in and I havn't seen him since middle of december.

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