Testing Plasma Next with Orca (Screen Reader)

The accessibility BoF at Akademy this year consisted mainly of Alex Merry and me looking at what needs to be done to get Orca working with Plasma Next. While things are far from perfect and sighted assistance is probably still required, there is slow but steady improvement.

Assuming you have a recent release of Plasma [...]

Open Source Conference in Oslo – May 8 – 10

In just a few days we’ll have an open source conference in Oslo. I’m happy that we’ll have a Qt and KDE track, so I’d like to invite everyone to join for the weekend May 8-10 at the University of Oslo.

If you’re involved with KDE or Qt and would like a promo code, just [...]

Open Source Developers’ Conference Nordic

I got involved in organizing a local conference in Oslo: Open Source Developers’ Conference Nordic. I’m very much looking forward to an open source event here!

And it looks like we will have a Qt track! I’d be happy to add more Qt and KDE talks, so sign up. Of course everyone involved in free [...]

Akademy 2014

KDE’s yearly conference Akademy is currently on. It’s great to see so many familiar and new faces.

Anyone interested in the Qt Project, KDE Accessibility and other fun topics find me and talk to me.

I will give two talks:

Qt Quick and input: is about how to handle mouse and keyboard in Qt Quick [...]

Akademy 2012

I’ll be talking about accessibility for KDE on Sunday afternoon, please join me and help getting your application into the hands of ever more users.

At the same time I’ll be happy to talk about the Qt Project. And I’m looking forward to meeting so many old and new friends.

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Randa 2010 – KDE Edu+MM

Last weekend I had the pleasure to visit a small village, somewhere in cheese/chocolate land (not sure what we agreed on, some call it Swiss).

It was awesome to say the least. The trip involved group hugs, meeting great people, discussing, presenting our work of the last months (it’s been three years since the last [...]

attica 0.1.4

I finally got around to tarballing libattica 0.1.4 (ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/attica/). This is what is required for KDE 4.5 and only contains some small additions and cleanup (now the providers advertise which parts of the api they support).

Now I’m off, because:

Going where no gearheads have gone before…

This is my very subjective blog entry about our presence at the Ecumenical Church Day 2010 in Munich. It is my personal take on things. Our presence? That is FSFE and KDE together in one booth, nicely mixing green and blue.

I am back home now and had a night of real sleep. Participating [...]

PyKano

One of the best initiatives at FOSS Nigeria was the founding of the PyKano Python user group.

It is open for anyone (with a focus on people in Nigeria). The intent is for people interested in Python to have regular local meetings but also discuss on-line. If you happen to be interested in programming and [...]

FOSS Nigeria – First Day

Yesterday I ran into Adriaan in Amsterdam, not only by coincidence. We had a nice flight to Kano, Nigeria.

We met the Commissioner for Science and Technology at the airport and were warmly welcomed. After a drive through the night we went straight to the hotel. Motorcycles in the dimly lit streets of Kano were [...]