Saturday, July 30, 2005


This is old news, but Yahoo! has acquired Konfabulator. Konfabulator is for Windows and OSX what SuperKaramba/Gdesklets are for Linux. The significance of Yahoo! acquiring them is not what I'm focusing on here. It is the fact that major companies are _very_ interested in interactive widgets on your desktop. Whether it be for booking flights, viewing your weather, or giving you a desktop search that just queries via html thier search engine, you can see that it has a major role to play in the evolution of the desktop as we know it.

I think that KDE will be ahead of the game come next year when Plasma is unveiled and those widgets can do things like be torn off and docked on a panel with widget distribution being handled by KNewStuff. Btw, if Google wants to compete with Yahoo!, my email isn't hard to find. ;)

Friday, July 29, 2005

Bachelor Party

Last weekend I drove 500 miles to attend my cousin's bachelor party. He's getting married on August 6th. After the long drive down, we all went out on Friday night, and didn't retire until the wee hours of the morning.

All that traveling is mostly why I've not been doing so much coding lately. This weekend though I plan to get a few things done. One of which is to determine the best place for SuperKaramba to live. Currently it is between kdeutils, kdetoys and extragear. The other thing I want to get done is fixing Smooth Blend's last remaining bugs so that it can be in the 3.5 release.

I'll be out of town again next weekend for the actual wedding, so wish me luck in getting a lot done this weekend. ;)

Monday, July 18, 2005

Ohio and 'new'

This last weekend, I got to meet my first real live KDE developer/hacker. Enter Mr. Jaison Lee. He is the KJots maintainer currently and has worked on some other applications. It appears that we are the only two Ohioans that work on KDE according to worldwide.kde.org. If there are others, please drop a line.

The other thing that I found interesting is that the 'new' operator is very smart. It was in fact so smart that it caused problems. If you 'new' an object, delete that object and 'new' a second object of the same type, it returns the exact same memory location for its pointer. I was a bit impressed by this. It however causes problems when you are using those references to account for some sort of uniqueness in a list of pointers. That is more of a design issue that I'm not going to go into. Needless to say, 'new' is doing its job and then some.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

SuperKaramba 0.37-RC1

Finally, the day has come. The release candidate is out, and there is much to celebrate! SuperKaramba is working towards using the many resources that KDE has to offer. It is an understatement to say how amazingly things are moving along. Along with all the hard work we've all been doing, I'd personally like to thank Petri for all his time spent on this particular release. Alex also contributed some really cool stuff.

With this release, we now have a way to get keyboard input. This means that you can finally type into themes! What people will do with this is really endless, but I'm sure one of those things could be a translation tool similar to what you see in the OSX Dashboard video.

Although, the release was hoped to have happened on July 4th, I think that the wait was well worth it. I hope everyone enjoys the new look and feel.

Monday, July 04, 2005


Jul 04 13:41:52 p0z3r ;)
Jul 04 13:42:12 cmk :D
Jul 04 13:42:13 cmk ^^
Jul 04 13:43:02 p0z3r =c)
Jul 04 13:43:16 cmk o_O
Jul 04 13:43:36 p0z3r ^_~
Jul 04 13:44:09 Skrot Oh my :p
Jul 04 13:49:59 cmk ^p0z3r$ :D
Jul 04 13:50:39 p0z3r *<|:^D