Month: October 2010

Sun Ray restored

It’s been ages since I wrote (or complained) about Sun Ray Server Software (SRSS) on OpenSolaris in combination with KDE4. That was because I wasn’t using it and my Sun Ray terminal sat idle. But a bit of house-rearranging has made the device useful again, and I spent an hour futzing with it today to […]

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KDEPIM 4.4.7 available in OpenSolaris

Since Allen pointed out that the KDE PIM team had released another 4.4 version, we’ve bumped the KDEPIM version available for OpenSolaris through our KDE 4.5 series specfile repository. PIM hasn’t done a 4.5 release as such, concentrating on 4.6 and a full Akonadi-based release, so it’s good to see updates and bugfixes going on […]

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Lazyweb, Ethiopian

Dear Lazyweb, My brother lives in Addis Ababa. This means I sometimes get cool stuff (like coffee straight from the highlands) and sometimes rather incomprehensible parcels in the mail. In this case, I have a sachet of "Raw Tikur Azmude" and a bag of very interestingly colored beans. See photo. Since my Amharic just isn’t […]

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A little bit Elfish

Q: how many different STL implementations are there available on OpenSolaris? A: at least five by my count: Cstd, stlport4, stlport5, stdcxx4 (either as package from Oracle or from our KDE4-Solaris packages) and g++. Q: can you mix and match them? A: only if you like interesting segfaults. Take ‘Hello World’ and compile as follows: […]

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0 is ambiguous

Since Qt 4.7, the QString class has gained a constructor. It used to have QString(const char *), QString(const QChar *, int) and a bunch of others. Now it has QString(const QChar *) as well. This constructor works with 0-terminated QChar sequences, like char * does. A useful addition, except that it makes certain other code […]

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Link Dump / N900

Lots of links and interesting tidbits come my way. Most are KDE related, sometimes computer science. I thought I’d clear up my backlog of items for once. Kunal Deo pointed me to an article on cross-desktop development, UPnP got a little attention (as DLNA) at the Register which is timely due to the release of […]

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Coming out for Pink

Thanks to lots of comments on my previous blog post about color schemes, I’ve made things Moar Pink. If you’re not yet ready to destroy that color, here’s the start of the (pink) art. Icons have been pinkified — where you can see that some are resistant like the battery and SELinux — a little […]

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It’s Colorized

Alas, Frederik’s master plan has not seen a whole lot of progress. I wanted to go down that path a little as well — that has everything to do with sitting next to Lydia for a day of not-always-exciting meetings. She challenged me to make my desktop as horrifyingly pink as possible. That would be […]

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4.5.2 on OSOL and OI for real

I recently mentioned that Plasma Desktop and KDE applications 4.5.2 was building. It’s done now and the repository has been put up on solaris.bionicmutton.org. This uses a Linux port of pkg.depotd, rather crudely hacked together by myself. That should ease up some package downloading issues. So, users of KDE4 on OpenSolaris and OpenIndiana, it’s time […]

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Plasma Desktop and KDE Applications 4.5.2 on OpenSolaris

Now that the october updates for all the software shipped by the KDE community — that is, Plasma Desktop and the applications — has been released, it’s time to bump versions, etc. and kick off a bunch of builds. This follows the tried-and-true approach of replacing the version number (i.e. it now reads ‘%define kde_src_ver […]

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