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 [...]

qt-at-spi 0.3 released

Hello planets, long time no see…

I don’t blog unless there’s something interesting to say, so here it comes: after less than a month I’m happy to release qt-at-spi 0.3 succeeding version 0.2.

What is that thing? A bridge that lets Qt applications interface with the AT-SPI accessibility framework that GNOME provides. For users that mostly means that the [...]

Surprise Present

We all know that KDE is a group of awesome people and friends. Now I had the special luck to have a friend who has friends that got him to smuggle a small present from the KDE e.V. to me (thanks Olivier). Yeah, just like that, because I happen to be a member of the [...]

Attica release candidate 0.2.0

Following the established “it’s not released until it’s been blogged about” paradigm, I’d like to announce a release candidate for Attica 0.2.0. I like the KDE versioning scheme, so this gets a nice 0.1.90, you see it’s not intended as final and stable, though I hope it is.

This release makes me happy, since we [...]

Fluffy – How pink can we get?

Warning: This blog post may contain humor, it talks about unreleased magic, every second sentence ends with of course and it’s pink.

So the awesome sprint we had in Randa is long past. The topic of the sprint was something like "Fluffy is the new black – the future of the Pink Desktop"[1]. It is [...]

Writing an Application Manual on Userbase

Writing application manuals is not something I enjoy much. The last time I touched the manual for Parley, was a half-hearted attempt to update the KDE 3 material and mostly I threw out the completely outdated sections. That lead to a very thin manual that didn’t really contain much information. Now I completely agree that [...]

Parley – Vocabulary Learning made Fluffy

Daniel already wrote about the KDE Education Sprint in Randa and some of the news in Parley land. Harald and I recorded a screen-cast with a Fluffy Parley that should have never seen the light of day. That pink monstrosity surly seems to have taken a special spot in our hearts And yes, we shamelessly [...]

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 [...]