Category Archives: Kubuntu

On knitting, Google-CodeIn and a nice surprise delivered to my doorstep

Lately I didn’t find much time to blog, as I was busy with my usual errands, namely bug triaging and testing, but, as usual with the evenings getting longer, I was also hit by the knitting virus and already …

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Kubuntu Council Elections 2012 – We Need You!

As already announced by Harald on Kubuntu.org, we need new members for the Kubuntu Council.

Don’t forget the deadline next weekend! Hurry up, get your wiki profile updated and submit your candidacy to the Kubuntu-devel mailing list.

I decided to run, …

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Want to test the phonon-vlc backend? Here you go :)

As some of you might have read in Mark Kretschmann’s blog, we now have a fairly good phonon-vlc backend that already works better in many ways than other available backends. It is still in alpha stage, but we would …

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Kubuntu 9.10 is out!

Long awaited, finally here: the brand new Kubuntu 9.10 aka Karmic Koala is out and ready for download. It comes with KDE 4.3.2 and, of course, a brand new Amarok 2.2 :) Check out the release notes and …

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Amarok,KDE and Kubuntu at OpenExpo in Winterthur, Switzerland

Another edition of Openexpo in Winterthur is over and I owe you a (not so) short report:

Eckhart, Andi and Adriaan held a booth for KDE, Mark and Sven were manning the Amarok one and I tried to be at …

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Compiling Amarok from git locally – full summary updated

/* */ Last update: November 13, 2013 As we have more and more questions for support on how to install Amarok 2.x from GIT, I thought I might make another synopsis on how to install a local build. Apparently …

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Preparing for another conference: OpenExpo in Winterthur next week!

It’s this time of the year again where I prepare for attending OpenExpo in Winterthur. This important Free Software even is held on September 23 & 24 in Winterthur, Switzerland.
This year I helped organizing more than one booth: Amarok, …

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Mom-compatible KDE 4

Since Mark of Amarok fame is living here, people in the house are in awe about the man sitting in front of his desk all day long, “programming computers”. Of course, we have been asked a few times to …

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Sometimes Im really fed up with..

..those “Neinsagers” who permanently complain about KDE4. That’s what I wrote today on the Kubuntu mailing list, after a recurrent complaint about KDE4:

Don’t compare apples with pears, please!
KDE4 is still in heavy development, and it never has been …

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Paris – day 0

Wow, what a trip! Weather was bright and very hot, so I was driving the whole 600 km to Paris with air conditioning on, so I must have used a lot of diesel during this trip. But more about …

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