Though I leave already tomorrow I didn't want leave Akademy without having tried out something new. As I'm paid to work on KDEPIM for work-work I would try out something completely different. A week or ten ago I started running again, definitely not at marathon level but I'm already quite happy that I'm able to drag myself out twice a week for a ~12 km run. As some additional motivation I bought myself a cheap hart beat monitor as well to be able to train more efficiently. As I said, a cheap one, so no fancy features such as GPS support. Recently I found this dutch website: measuring distance. It is a Google maps based web application which lets you enter routes and register training times for saved routes. This is quite a handy tool as it gives you at least some indication on how far and how fast you ran. But well, its web based, Google maps based..... and than we're at Akademy where people keep bashing us that we should have full control over our ...read more...
From now on I want to dedicated at least one work day each week to develop and program. Of course not all the 24 hours but something between 8 and 9 hours.
It’s not the first time I start my kde code contribution but hopefully it will be the last time. This blog should be something like a diary for this experience. There were already some blogs some time ago here on the planet about people’s first experiences with kde development. But this blog won’t be a howto or step by step introduction but a blog with links and what I’ve done on this day and about what I plan for the next week.
And by this way probably my big project "Strafful" will become alive or gets at least a first 1.0 releason in something around half a year or a year from note. I’m taking notes about it, about a manifesto, about milestones, different widgets, different platforms, a lot of stuff but the first public release will be 1.0. But more during the next weeks and months.
So I promised in an earlier blog to summarize what I've presented today to the e.V. membership: the work of our marketing/promo team!
Last year has been a stunning year. Why? Well, 12 months ago, at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, there was barely any marketing team left. After some comments by Till Adam I decided to stop writing myself into a burn out and start recruiting new promo peeps. Which has been quite successful, luckily many new volunteers have joined the promo team and it's a vibrant and active bunch! I think the work we've done over the last 6 months speaks volumes.
Now before I start talking about what we did over the last year, first a cool announcement: we've got a new Marketing Working Group! A few years ago the MWG was set up at the same time as the Technical and Community Working Groups. The MWG has become rather inactive (as in, all the members were busy with other things) and hasn't done much over the last year. At the e.V. meeting ...read more...
На днях вышла вторая альфа-версия следующего релиза Ubuntu Linux — 10.10 «Maverick Meerkat». Одним из заметных изменений стало устранение aptitude из стандартной поставки системы.Aptitude — надстройка над инструментом работы с пакетами APT с консольным интерфейсом на базе ncurses. До сих пор она входила в состав стандартной установки дистрибутива Ubuntu Linux и была довольно популярна среди пользователей этой системы (впрочем, скорее у опытных пользователей, которые начинали свой путь еще с Debian GNU/Linux). Однако месяц назад состоялся коммит ubuntu-meta 1.199, одним из изменений которого стало устранение зависимости от aptitude из пакета ubuntu-standard.И вот теперь, с появлением Ubuntu Linux 10.10 «Maverick Meerkat» Alpha 2, этот коммит начал свою жизнь: пока среди тестеров и желающ...
This is my first Akademy and I have to admit: I'm blown away! It's better than I even expected. It's such a pleasure to meet so many friendly and openminded KDE members from India, Hungary, France, Italy, Brasil, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Slowenia and many many more countries.
I really enjoy to know the people behind the names and nicknames. Two days ago I meat Aur
Linux for Devices со ссылкой на Tech.qq сообщает, что китайская компания Red Flag Software, автор одноименного Linux-дистрибутива, продемонстривала 10,1-дюймовый планшет с операционной системой Midinux 3.0 на базе MeeGo Linux. Устройство получило название NPad.NPad — планшет с 10,1-дюймовым тачскрином и процессором Intel Atom «Moorestown» Z6xx. Среди других аппаратных особенностей можно выделить поддержку Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS. Продажи NPad в Китае начнутся в третьем квартале этого года. О стоимости пока не сообщается ничего кроме того, что устройство «будет дешевле, чем Apple iPad».Red Flag Software была одной из 27 компаний, привлеченных организацией Linux Foundation к проекту MeeGo в апреле этого года. Заниматься распространением NPad на других мировых рынках в Red Flag, по всей видимости, ...
Kenny Duffus is a hero. Not only does he help Akademy organizing teams year after year on the march towards success (and this year's Akademy has been a roaring success this far!), but he's worked to get videos up for the keynote presentations in a timely fashion. His poor little netbook churned all night long to encode four videos: the opening, the first keynote, my keynote and the Telepathy presentation. More videos are coming as they get encoded and you can find them on the conference program page, starting right now with the four aforementioned videos.
If you'd like to know why the word "elegance" is a key to KDE's present and future, check out the video of my talk.
Right now, I'm sitting in one of the Uni rooms which is slowly filling up with KDE e.V. members for the annual general assembly of the society. Our goal this year is to do the whole thing in under two hours. I remember how the second e.V. meeting I ...read more...
It has been a while since I’ve blogged. I know I said I would post stuff about something exciting at UDS, but that sort of never happened.
But! Better late than never. I think that waiting a month or so has also made this post better than it would have been at UDS. Before I do any introducing, I feel that a summary of the history of KDE/Debian package management is in order.
A Brief History of Debian-based Package Management in KDE
It can be said that the hardest part of writing a package manager is not in writing the GUI, but in interfacing with the package system. For a long time, this has been the biggest barrier that has limited the number of Qt/KDE package manager for Debian-based systems. Even among those that do exist, such as Adept and PackageKit, each interfaces with your computer’s underlying package system differently, each with its own set of bugs and unique, not-always-equal feature set.
Today was the day of fluffy, hands down! Frederik Gladhorn gave a super lightning talk introducing his quite serious pet project Other than this I attended Lubos' performance talk, and Milian and Aleix's great KDevelop feature promo. I mean if Ctrl+Space can give a complete program, why am I even learning C++? :) In addition Casper gave a very nice talk about getting KDE to work on windows, and
Time flies when you have fun... indeed it does. The conference part of Akademy is over already. Lots of cool things happened though. It started good at the Tegel airport, where I to my surprise (and their surprise as well) met my fellow kdabians Andreas Hartmetz and Patrick Spendring. Yay for not having to travel alone. This also resulted in me not spending 5 hours at Riga airport but actually visit the city. We where warmly welcomed at one of the squares by a bunch of cheering people wearing orange t-shirts..... Nice, just on time to be witness of 1 - 1 in the NL - BRA match. The second goal we saw as well while enjoying one of the local beers. When heading back to the airport we just missed the bus. Ooh well we're not in the middle of nowhere here, right? No kidding, but the next bus to the airport on left 20 minutes later. When it finally arrived it was full of locals. Hey, you don't look like traveling to the airport and you neither ...read more...
Been really busy today with the kids but did manage to get the top 5 ready for you guys.... Read it!
Thomas Mackay - Understanding ESX/ESXi Equivalency…Are we there yet? It is public knowledge that ESX is evolving to a pure ESXi model in the future release cycles of the product, though exact timelines are still under NDA. Convergence to a “console-less” ESX provides a number of benefits to our customers, with which many of you are, by now, well acquainted . It reduces the overall footprint that requires patching (see below) as well as removes the dependency on the vestigial RHEL-based Console Operating System, and sets the stage for future enhancements and technologies yet to be introduced. (Those who are under NDA might know to what I am referring!
Roy Marples, автор новой системы скриптов загрузки Gentoo Linux, называемой OpenRC, написал в своем блоге, что не будет далее развивать OpenRC, т.к. не пользуется Gentoo Linux. В связи с этим, работы по перемещению OpenRC из нестабильной ветки Gentoo в стабильную приостановлены и, возможно, будут отменены.
So, yesterday was the official start of akademy. After spending friday night in the park with some random guys, one of whom hack on Qt in the mobile space (welcome to Finland, I guess), and spending the evening with a bunch of us crammed at a table designed for half as many at a bar, the day of talks began bright and early, about 6 hours after the sun came up Naturally I was tired… For some reason, in Finland I wake up when the sun comes up, but in Phoenix, I could sleep through the fracking apocalypse; I even slept through an earthquake when I was in San Diego once. So, yeah, that combined with far more socializing than I am used to is more or less putting a drain on me.
The day opened up with a cool MeeGo talk, motivating me enough to try to set up the MeeGo development environment, and to try to put together RPMs of the KDE Plasma Mobile Shell which could be deployed to MeeGo devices. Should ...read more...
Everyone is out to lunch, and I’m sitting outside the conference rooms waiting for Aaron’s talk to start. I’ve still got a slight hangover from last night’s wicked party! Btw, I heard that some Indian was stone drunk last night. I hope that wasn’t me? Cause I was okay, seriously, I was okay.
The day was pretty eventful, the party was freaking amazing. I didn’t attend all the talks, though. Most of the time I was sitting outside conference room #2 discussing Nepomuk and Sharing of semantic data. It was fun.
My camera seems to be rather retarded. So I don’t think I can post any pictures right now, but you could check out the Flickr group.
Sooo… People recovering from last night party hangover as I’m typing, attending the first talk of the day. And suddenly, an idea crossed my mind: in order to satisfy Aaron Seigo megalomania, we should start an "Aaron Seigo’s facts" website. Here is my first contribution to it:
"Aaron doesn’t have a God complex, it is God who has an Aaron complex".
Into the sea of existing akademy posts enters another one. Technically its my second day in Finland. I arrived on the 2nd with Pradeepto from mumbai. We met seele and Justin at Schiphol itself, while blauzahl and Mek were on the same flight! If that wasn’t enough, the bus from Helsinki to Tampere found aseigo and Hans Chen on it too, making it the Akademy bus. The Student House TOAS city is an
Today we had the first day of conference of Akademy. Plenty of nice talks (surprise!). Quite a few mobile related (surprise!). I was really looking forward to the development track which had only interesting topics, but unfortunately for me it wasn’t conveniently placed regarding my own talk and the talk of my students. So I could only attend the first one from Thomas McGuire, which was really good. Oh well, I guess I’ll virtually attend the other ones thanks to the recorded videos when they’ll be online.
Other highlights of the day were basically PIM on Mobile by Till, and Plasma Mobile by Alexis and Artur. Very nice talks as well!
My own talk about the KDE Platform Mobile happened at the end of the mobile track which was inconvenient for the aformentioned reason, but also because it was competing with the end of some random soccer game.
Last but not least, we had the talk done by my students about the projects in the Toulouse University. And they did a really decent job ...read more...
libjpeg-turbo - альтернативная IJG библиотека для чтения, записи и обработки изображений стандарта JPEG, использующая MMX и SIMD для оптимизации скорости на платформах x86 и x86-64; библиотека совместима по API и ABI с стандартной libjpeg 6b и может быть установлена вместо обычной дистрибутивной libjpeg для получения 50% и более выигрыша в производительности обработки JPEG изображений.
Yay, sitting here in the big room listening to a MeeGo talk by Valtteri. He's not exactly the business type I expected, btw, he doesn't even wear a suit... For somebody who's a 'director' he looks rather normal ;-)
So yes, the trip was just fine - I expected to travel alone but ended up in the "Akademy flight". From NL to Helsinki we were with about 5 people, from Helsinky to Tampere the airplane had almost 50% Akademy visitors... Nice timing.
The party was great, and I enjoyed the 2-1 vs Brazil, but didn't get drunk as my belly decided to step in and tell me to go back to the hotel. I'm getting used to my lack of intelligence when it comes to handling my body... Eating almost nothing for a full day during the traveling, then having a few beers, then eating way to fast and too much. I do it every darn time...
And now I'm hungry as I didn't manage to find breakfast.
I arrived yesterday in Tampere, Finland for Akademy 2010. The travel went amazingly smoothly and I have even managed to my way around the town without much fuss. (I'm usually quite good at getting mildly lost in new cities, which I try and treat as an opportunity to discover things I wouldn't otherwise. :) Lots of KDE and F/OSS people are here already and the "day 0" hugs, visits, beer and food was excellent. My presentation slides are ready for tomorrow, though I want to go through my speaking notes one more time (and probably copy them over to fresh paper as they've become a bit of an edit-mess). So everything seems to be going very smoothly so far. I'm about to leave the hotel for the Uni where the first day of the conference proceedings will commend in ~90 minutes. The opening keynote talk is about MeeGo, and is being given by the Director of MeeGo Software in Nokia. I can't think of a better way to kick this whole thing off, and am really looking forward to the ...read more...