Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Bus Race Wrap Up

So the bus race was fun. My friend that was a driver only made it 3 laps before his bus was pouring smoke out of the engine. A similar fate was encountered by many other drivers there. It's too bad really. It would have been fun to see him make it to the demolition derby afterwards.

SuperKaramba is alive and kicking in svn. There is a small issue with the welcom dialog, but it is at least compiling. A lot of clean up is taking place to make it a bit more streamlined and modular. We really want this thing in 'tip top' shape for the 3.5 release. We've got some time before that happens though.

Who knows? I may even get Smooth Blend in a good state for 3.5.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Bus Races Tonight

Tonight is my first visit to the Figure 8 Bus Races. This is something that you never hear about unless it is 3am and nothing else is on television. It is more of a pseudo demolition derby, but with school buses on a figure eight track. My two friends bought a bus to drive in the race and had some graffiti painted on the sides. I heard some mention of pyrotechnics on the bus, but I'll have to see that to believe it.

SuperKaramba zip themes seem to be all worked out. We removed the right click Edit menu, since a "user" doesn't really need that. The idea is that if you want to modify a theme, you can go into the directory where it is and edit it there. Coincidentally, if you want to edit a zipped theme, i.e. .skz, you will have to unzip it first, and then do your editing.

Hopefully by the end of the weekend, superkaramba will be moved into KDE SVN. We'll see though, as I'm awaiting confirmation that everyone on the SK team has KDE SVN access.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Nice day for soccer

Another wednesday goes by and another day of soccer at the workplace during lunch. We lost 4-2, but we were down a man.

I've been trying to work with distributed builds lately. Still haven't gotten the nack of make order dependencies when doing parallel builds. Time to read the gnu make manual.

Zip package support is going into SuperKaramba right now. This reduces the user's need to deal with many subdirectories and navigating to the correct "theme". One step closer to making it a bit more standard for everyone. The new file extension hasn't been determined thus far, but it's leaning more toward .skz than it is .karamba.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

SuperKaramba + KDE

Well, the meeting went well and soon SuperKaramba will be in the KDE SVN repository. The goal it to continue SK development in SVN while KDE gets a kdesktop/kicker makeover and gains some really cool stuff. In the end, it should be something similar to Apple's Dashboard. It will be multi-layered and able to run most of Dashboard's themes as well.

KDE 3.5 will include SuperKaramba in the release most likely, and KDE 4 is going to be killer! We're all really excited about it, if ya can't tell. ;)

Still another weekend where I've not had enough time to install my EFF approved HDTV tuner card. Note to self, install tuner card tomorrow.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Lazy afternoon

So today I was supposed to eat lunch with a friend and his daughter at something called World Affair. It is a collection of different ethnic foods and dance traditions. At least that's what I'm told. I instead missed his phone call and tried to forget about the headache I was experiencing.
Later though, I did get out and watched Monster-in-Law. It was the girlfriend's turn to pick the movie. ;) Not bad overall though. I'm just glad that her mom isn't anywhere close to as eccentric as Jane Fonda. Wanda Sykes really makes the movie.
Moving on, superkaramba meetup is tomorrow. Got a few ideas brewing, but I need to sit down and think some things through. How much are people really attached to the idea of a bomb being representative of what superkaramba is? I think we'll find out soon enough.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

first thought

Time to invest into writing every so often when thoughts arise.
I guess this sunday will present a lot of ideas when I meet up with the other superkaramba devs online and discuss it's future.
Until then..