KBibTeX is a BibTeX editor for KDE to edit bibliographies used with LaTeX. Features include comfortable input masks, starting Web queries , and exporting to PDF, PostScript, RTF, and XML/HTML. As KBibTeX is using KDE's KParts technology, it can be embedded into Kile or Konqueror.
This blog will shed some light on the details. I apologize, it’s a long read.
ownCloud Client versions 1.0.x worked with csyncs traditional way of using the file modification times to detect updates between the two repositories that should be synced to each other. That works fine and conforms to our idea to ideally not use any other metadata in syncing than what the file system has anyway.
However, there is one drawback which we all know from daily life: If at least two parties sync on time its important that all clocks are set exactly the same way. Remember good crime movies where a bank robbery always starts with a clock adjustment of all gangsters? We have exactly the same in ownClouds syncing: All involved have to have the same time setting, otherwise modification times ...read more...
In the last week I've been doing some video interviews with a bunch of interesting people who will speak at the upcoming LinuxDays/oSC/Gentoo/SUSE conf in Prague. Except for Agustin they all speak at the special 'Future Media' track which I proposed after having visited Re:Publica in Berlin. At Republica I saw a challenge for Free Software: connect better to people outside of our 'usual' crowd. This track was initially more ambitious but due to my recent health issues it hasn't turned out all that I wanted - still, it features a number of really interesting speakers and subjects.
In the following video's you can hear these speakers explain what they will talk about. Note that there are a few more speakers, most notably Shane Coughlan who will talk about open source flying Drones to help people in disaster area's and Ramon Roca who build up a 'free and open' broadband network in Spain!!!
Bas van Abel: If you can't open it, you don't own it!
Just a quick service announcement: it seems that Twitter, in their infinite wisdom decided to completely kill the old RSS feed style which was used by the vast majority of Twitter feeds on planetkde.org. Unfortunately, while it is still possible to get RSS feeds out of Twitter there is absolutely no way to convert the old feeds into the new style.
So we've been forced to remove all of the now broken feeds - which was done in this commit. For those who are affected - you can easily restore your feed using the new syntax: https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=<name>.
A real pity that they have not even tried to migrate anything over or provide any compatibility what so ever - my apologies to those who are affected.
When the initial preview version of ImageZero (IZ) was announced, most readers where interested in benchmarks against other compression algorithms, such as JPEG-2000 or Google’s new lossless WebP. At that time, however, the WebP software was not yet ready for testing; it was not possible to benchmark the decompression time, because the software could only convert back to PNG (and PNG encoding is known to be slow), and the compression crashed on large photos.
Luckily, the 0.2 version of the WebP tools has been released, and with this, the Lossless Photo Compression Benchmark has been updated to include results for WebP and ImageZero. Here are the most interesting results:
During my short summer holidays I had the opportunity to perform overdue bug triage for Kexi. Funny enough, that alone dominated (by numbers) the Commit-Digest's Bug Killers list for 12th August :) Some bug reports were really dated, 2006 or so, anyway the Calligra 2.6 series is a good occasion for such cleanup.
Now "only" 130 bugs of 426 are opened. Below I'd like to discuss some software development workflow-related topics. I think it may be most interesting for people new to the KDE project or those who so far only contribute sporadically and would like to do more.
I am curious how do you look at the bugs.kde.org KDE Bugtracking System. Is it "just" a bug tracking site for you or a project management tool? There were numerous blog entries on the topic but I will share some thoughts on the Project Management aspect.
I have just found out that upower mark hibernation as not possible when there is no swap space available. Well, although most suspend to disk (hibernation) implementations use swap space to store the RAM image TuxOnIce is able to store the image in a dedicated file, which is not a swap space. This week I upgraded my notebook from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM to compile webkit (one of my work for basysKom from now on :-)). 4 GB used to be enough for almost all my needs, only when I boot up a machine my notebook started to use part of the 2 GB of swap file I set up. Now with 8 GB I really do not need a swap file anymore (not even when compiling webkit), so I decided to remove my swap file and consequently upower disabled hibernation :-( As far as I could figure out there is no option in upower for force hibernation to be enable, so I created a patch to disable the swap check :-) If ...read more...
Two weeks until the final thing and we need lots of testing of the beta, now featuring the latest and greatest KDE Platform and Applications 4.9.2. This place is a blogging platform for KDE contributors.
Many awesome new releases have been made this week so far!
The new PackageKit features lots of bugfixes and small improvements. It also contains a few new features, like showing PolicyKit dialogs on the command-line, even if no GUI is running.
If you want to try the new PackageKit and are a Debian user, you can install it from Debian Experimental. (Packages are available) The next Apper release will support this PackageKit series too.
The “we-break-everything” Listaller release. Contains a finalized IPK1.1 spec which is frozen now, so if you create packages, you can be sure future Listaller releases will support them too. Also the Listaller API was refreshed so it is much easier to use.
This new release does not include the promised support for IPK-repositories/software-updates, this feature was not ready for 0.5.6, but it might come with ...read more...
As some of you might have noticed, display management in KDE is not really something we could be proud of. It does not work as expected, it lacks some features and it’s not really maintained. Time to change it, don’t you think?
The effort was initiated by Alex Fiestas (who is too busy to making KDE rock, so the blog post is up to me ). Alex has written the libkscreen library that provides information about available/connected/enabled outputs and notifications about their changes. He also intends to write a KDED daemon that would listen for these events and depending on connected monitors (every monitor can be uniquely identified by it’s EDID) it would load specific configuration. For example, docking your notebook into a docking station at work would automatically turn on a second monitor and place it left of the notebook screen (or whatever you configure the first time you do it). Undocking the notebook and connecting a ...read more...
All common questions regarding travelling, transportation, event details, sightseeing and much more, in this Frequently Asked Questions page. Feel free to ask more questions, so we can include them in the FAQ and make it more complete
In july we started a pledgie to collect money to get a new work horse for Sirko Kemter. He is a artist, author and event organiser with strong involvement in open source . He was far too long in need to work on a reliable machine, which can be taken to conferences and workshops. His laptop arrived on 25th september 2012.
We are happy about the great response of the community and like to thank everybody who donated or raised awareness about the campaign. Much luck and fun with your new mobile workplace, Sirko.
Six days of talking, redesigning, eating (yum!) and hiking are over. It has been a nice time in the famous and fabulous Mattertal.
It was relaxing and productive, and has again proven why Sprints are so important. They help me to focus and to change perspective. For example I understood that the “communication infrastructure” needed a complete change. Without the Sprint I would have tackled that never-ever.
When we started KO GmbH I proposed that the default laptops for our company would be thinkpads, with a choice between small or big, depending on people's needs. My first company Thinkpad was a W500 -- 15", 1900x1200 screen. It was my main development workstation until I got an additional desktop machine, but even then, I used it a lot.
It always had one big problem: the screen simply wasn't bright enough. And when it aged, the screen problem became worse. It could take up to an hour for the backlight to warm up until the screen became properly readable, and I often had to move windows away from the right-hand side because that always remained darker than the rest.
And then the unbelievable happened. The right hinge snapped! Thinkpads are famous for being sturdy enough that you can pick them up by the screen, no matter the size of the laptop. I didn't do that, but even so, the metal hinge thingy inside the plastic of the screen broke and forced the plast of the screen apart -- and ...read more...
Since LaKademy post, many changes happened, i will not tell you ALL my life, but here some points related to KDE and FLOSS. You can jump to my small resumé or directlly to Randa part if you want ;-)
First, here in Brazil, almost all universities and federal institutes (a kind of tecnical school) was at strike until some weeks ago. This mean that i still giving the class about development practices and now i am using the Rocs all days on the data structures class (we are talking about graphs);
Second this week (yesterday), i sent my master’s thesis. Now i have one less ‘worry’ and is just one more step (i must defend it in about one month) to get my master’s degree o/
And the last one, at FISL (http://softwarelivre.org/fisl13) i met some old friends from kde-Brasil (Filipe, Sandro, Tomaz, Diogo, Melissa,…), Knut from Qt (this is the 4º year in a row that we met, and this year he dance a ...read more...
After having to fix the newly installed Ubuntu installation on a laptop of a friend today (she was missing drivers for her integrated Intel graphics chip, no idea how Ubuntu managed to screw that up), I thought silently to myself: “why the fuck?”. Why the fuck do I continue to use and support this broken crap? But then I ignored those thoughts while I was trying to figure out why KLauncher was hanging, Apache was whining about NameVirtualHost and VirtualHost mismatches, and other fun stuff.
Then later, while I was waiting for my dinner to finish, I was browsing reddit.com, and saw this post near the top of the front page. In case you’re not in the mood to read some random rant, it’s basically a list of pretty serious bugs and annoyances in the software that the author ...read more...
Many years, yes years have passed since I last wrote on this space. Life took a small wrong turn when I stopped writing and never got back to it. Since then, life took many many good turns but still I never got back to writing. Today, on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi it seemed like it was a good day to be get back to something I really like to do.
In last three years, I haven't been involved in much code contribution to the KDE project but I did my little bit with community work. Went to many colleges and various events to speak about Qt and KDE development. Organised conf.kde.in, the first Indian KDE ( and Qt ) conference in Bangalore in March 2011. Moved to a new city (Pune). Started writing code in a different language(s). Got elected as a KDE e.V. Board of Director. Each has a different story and maybe will have a blog post of it's own. This post is about another ...read more...
The Calligra team has released version 2.5.2, the second bugfix release of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active. This release contains a number of important bug fixes to 2.5.1 and we recommend everybody to update as soon as possible.
Bugfixes in This Release
Here is an overview of the most important fixes that are in 2.5.2. There are several others that are not mentioned here:
Fixed bug that prevented plugins from showing on Settings->Configure Sheets…->Plugins page (bug 291343).)
Fixed display of shapes in the document docker.
Fix unwanted offset after cancel slideshow (bug 306118)
Fixed bug in Query Designer: removed SQL Editor’s history as it was not functional (bug 306145)
Make string concatenation operator || work in Query Designer (bug 305793)
Startup GUI: fetch startup UI definition from x.y.0 URL for any x.y.z version, not from x.y.z URL
Buildsystem: make it possible to disable database drivers even if their dependencies are present and found (wish 305683)
We releases Quality-Check 0.10 today! The new release includes several new checks such as:
Most importantly you should check-out our enhanced webpage and especially our comparison, where we compare Check with other classes like org.springframework.util.Assertor com.google.common.base.Preconditionsor org.apache.commons.lang3.Validate.