So for the last months we have been working really hard to, port our great PIM software to the mobile world, and I must say it is a challenge, the rules all change and most of what you know does not fit the specificities of the interaction methods, the size and dpi of the screens, or even how something as simple as a gradient does not work as you expect. Had that, to learning new exiting technologies like QML and starting to do working mock-ups with them that developers can interpret much better, and in some cases implement directly. (ok this was only a problem for me, but hey if I can do it any one can :) )
And wen you try do a no compromise, solution for the software, meaning that no major feature is removed, you find your self with a monumental challenge.
The good part is that so far we managed to overcome all major problems with what I believe in some cases are really innovative, new interaction paradigms, example the folder selection ...read more...
The VMworld 2010 Schedule Builder has been published – Get yourself organized by building a personal conference schedule. Once you register for VMworld 2010, you can plan your schedule with the specific Sessions and Labs you don’t want to miss.
Important Note: This year there is no pre-registration for sessions and labs, but we highly recommend building your personal schedule to keep you organized. Adding sessions to your personal agenda DOES NOT reserve you a seat in that session. Seating at all sessions will be on a first come, first serve basis.
The VMworld 2010 Content Catalog has been updated with a new format offering filters, search options, dates and times along with details about sessions, labs and speakers. View or filter sessions and labs by day, track, type or speaker -- or search by specific title, topic or keyword. ...read more...
as the pencils down for this years GSOC is approaching I thought it’s time to write another blog entry to notify the world about my current status.
These past weeks (boy, the time flies…) I’ve mostly spent on hardcore KDevplatform internals. Especially getting multiple languages in a single document working was not easy. I knew it would be the most time consuming and most demanding aspect during these three months, but also by far the most important. I’m confident to say now: I’m nearly there. All projects we put into the KDevelop repository have now a multilang branch in their team clones. And if you look at e.g. the KDevplatform multilang branch or the Quanta multilang branch you hopefully agree that I didn’t slack off too much. I just wasted some time to find the right approach, often by implementing one just to find out it was not practicable.
Thanks (once again) to the help of David Nolden I’m now on the right track. Finally :)
As I mentioned in two earlier blogs now, within openSUSE a strategic discussion is going on - what direction should we, as a distribution community, take?
I would like to address a few things in this post. First of all, why a strategy, and what will it and won't it do? Second, there is one strategy I'd like to mention specifically, as I think it's disrupting but as a community proposal it deserves to be discussed as any other strategy. That's about the KDE strategy for openSUSE.
But first about the idea of a strategy in the first place. The strategy portal page talks about it plenty and I won't repeat that. I only want to stress what a strategy does and doesn't do.
help make project wide decisions; for example say we choose the home for developers proposal and the liveCD is full. Do we remove the second media player or the second debug tool? The first it is...
Hey there my Ubuntu and KDE people! I am still around. I have my daughter for most of the month of August so I am currently AFK. I will be back in a couple of weeks full-time again. In the mean time if you need to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter @nixternal, or if you have my phone number you can call me there.
When I come back, I have a great review in the pipeline of a new ZaReason laptop that runs Kubuntu out of the box!
My daughter and I have been having a blast these past couple of weeks. We have enjoyed the weather, watched a lot of bike racing, and she got groovy with Ubuntu. She likes Kubuntu’s look better, but I hooked her up with some Ubuntu to play around with. She wasn’t down with the default look, so we found some themes, colors, and fonts, that she likes, and thus far she has been happy. I need more than an ...read more...
Технологический сайт Phoronix, занимающийся обзором дистрибутивов Linux и их компонентов, произвёл сравнительный анализ производительности Calculate Linux Desktop 10.4 c другими популярными Linux-дистрибутивами (Fedora 13, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Sabayon 5.3). В 12 тестах (OpenArena, 7-Zip, LAME MP3, FFmpeg, x264, OpenSSL, GraphicsMagick, Himeno, NAS Parallel Benchmark, C-Ray, GZip, BZip2) производительность оказалась примерно одинаковой.
Различия в производительности наблюдались в трёх тестах:
В игровом приложении World of Padman, основанном на движке ioquake3, дистрибутив Calculate Linux показал наилучшие результаты с 23 FPS (Ubuntu — 18, Sabayon — 13, Fedora — 11), при том, что по сравнению с другими участниками тестирования, в Calculate Linux была наиболее старая версия Mesa 3D;
В тесте Apache benchmark дистрибутив Calculate Linux обогнал Ubuntu и Sabayon на 33%;
В тесте PostMark дистрибутив Calculate Linux оказался на 14% быстрее Sabayon и Ubuntu, и на 34% быстрее Fedora.
Наилучшей платформой для Calculate Linux оказалась система на базе Intel Atom.
Вердикт: если хотите попробовать систему на базе Gentoo Linux, но не желаете тратить большое количество времени и испытывать головную боль, предлагаем вам попробовать Calculate Linux.
P.S. Замечу, что это первое тестирование производительности Calculate Linux. В статье ...read more...
In a few hours KDE 4.5 will be released. And together with it the new version of our Virtual Globe and Map Widget Marble. The new release Marble 0.10.0 will bring lots of additional features (Routing, Tile-Bulk-Download, Multiple Layers, initial WMS support and a lot more) - many of them related to OpenStreetMap. Of course development on the next release has started already: Dennis Nienh
...and the winner is...Berlin. It will be the "star of our system" for a week during the summer of 2011.
The II Desktop Summit has location, a good one. I'm excited about this event for several reasons. The first one is because, somehow, it gives credit to all the hard work done to celebrate the I Desktop Summit (Gran Canaria Desktop Summit). But above that, I'm excited because, after breaking the ice during that first approach, this event can be a huge oportunity to takes steps forward in joining efforts between GNOME and KDE to develop better technologies, better solutions for more devices and more exciting applications.
Beside pure technical issues, there is a lot of work we can do together in areas like marketing/promotion, usability, internationalization, education, etc. This is a great chance to begin.
So, do you want to know why Software Libre makes a difference? Come and live it by getting involved in decisions that matter.
I've heard that tune before, and last time I checked, linux users were still out of luck. Now I never had any idea what to use these 'extra' buttons for, until I bumped into this request. Having a button to triger an expose-like effect: great idea. Sure, I go with my mouse to the top-left of my screen and I can see all my apps just fine.
Still, I have only 4 corners on my screen (yes, it is square, as most computer screens) and 3 are in use already (app launcher, close window and clock). So I'd love such flexibility...
Now I don't know where the limiting factor is right now - what is needed to make it possible to assign actions to mousebuttons other than the left, right and middle one? Anyone who knows? Anyone up ...read more...
KDE e.V. и GNOME Foundation договорились провести в 2011-м году крупнейшую встречу разработчиков свободных десктопов — Desktop Summit 2011. Основываясь на успехе Desktop Summit 2009, было решено провести GUADEC и Akademy в рамках Desktop Summit 2011 одновременно в Берлине.
Это будет грандиозная встреча более 1000 разработчиков GNOME и KDE из более чем 50 стран. Кроме них, на Desktop Summit будут приглашены участники других проектов и прочие люди, поддерживающие FLOSS.
Linux user, how many different Internet browsers do you have on your system? You have Konqueror if you use KDE, Iceweasel or Epiphany if you use GNOME, and optionally, you might have Firefox, Chrome or Opera.
The KDE/Telepathy project has gained a lot of momentum in the last few months, and many of the basic components we planned to build have started to take shape. As a result, it’s time to start thinking about getting some of that code out there for testing. So, we’re planning to make a preview release some time this autumn. This release will be installable on top of KDE Platform 4.5, and will be suitable for power-users and testers who don’t mind a bit of breakage. We haven’t got a date set yet, but you can track the progress towards this release by looking at the dependency tree of the release bug.
In order to get all the separate Telepathy components we’re writing nailed down and working nicely together, and to allow API and Nepomuk usage review, we’ll be having a developer sprint. It will take place from 17th-20th September in Cambridge, UK (venue kindly provided by Collabora). More information about this sprint can be seen on its wiki page.
This year, there is no session pre-registration, so you can just show up at the sessions that work best for you. More than 170 unique breakout sessions will be offered across 10 tracks. Most sessions will be repeated at least once to provide opportunity to attend your top choices. Here are some session highlights by track:
Вы думали — это шутка? Нет, это реальность. Среди прочего, на конференции GUADEC было предложено закономерно развить идею GNOME Shell и довести проект до уровня операционной системы.
Идея была озвучена Джоном МакКанном из Red Hat (Red Hat’s Jon McCann), который предложил сделать GNOME не коллекцией отдельных проектов, наборов инструментов и передовых идей, а платформой, на которой дистрибутивы и разработчики могли бы базировать свои продукты. Linux должен стать одной из деталей реализации.
Важно то, что мы предоставляем пользователям и разработчикам. Я предлагаю учесть опыт Android, WebOS, MeeGo и других, спрятать Linux под капот и начать делать операционную систему такой, какой мы её себе представляем.
If you own a N900 phone and have tested or want to test Kontact Mobile it would be great if you participate in our current user survey- a diary.
Kontact Mobile has been under heavy development for the last weeks and however it is still at an early stage we encourage everybody to contribute and to become part of the process!
You can find all information concerning the testing in this mail: http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-mobile-users/2010-August/000027.html
You will do real pioneer work with reporting what you liked and didn’t like as well as your ideas on usability and interaction design. This will help the developer team to create a great user experience for Kontact Mobile in future. Help us to shape this great product!
KDE SC 4.0 was released in January of 2008 and KDE SC 4.5 will be released shortly , roughly two and a half years later, and it is time to reflect on what KDE SC4 seeks to accomplish and how well it is doing in its goals.
Creating custom brushes is important for digital painters. A brush mask you can create using procedural dialogs we have (like Auto brush, Softbrush) has advantages of being somehow like a vector – you can easily scale them and rotate them without artefacts. But they are restricted to the shape – we support rectangular or circular shapes only.Recently I had idea of creating vector brushes with QPainterPath. I think we need to create some nice ui for that and it could work. There are problems, like supporting features like hardness/softness, but I did not dig deeper. It is nice area where somebody can play in Krita.
Bitmap brush has advantage of being any shape you want, but when you scale it too much, you see artefacts. Usually you open some image or photo reference or you use your current state of the canvas, make some selection with selection tools and save the selected pixels to your palette of your brush masks. This did not worked in Krita for a long time. We have custom brush dialog in Brush Tip for this ...read more...
In some news, MapQuest embraces OpenStreetMap, launches the maps site at open.mapquest.co.uk using the data from OpenStreetMap, as well as sets aside $1 million funding to improve the maps situation in USA. Let's see if other maps services will follow.