Month: November 2010

Asking for Hardware

Last week I tried to ask for hardware — 1GB ECC PC-2700 DIMMs, to be exact — and got no response, while Aaron didn’t call for hardware and got a bunch of offers to buy monitors and such. Now, Aaron has since explained that the problem holding back the resolution of the bug that triggered […]

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Bun in the oven

It’s nearly December, which means that Sinterklaas is on his way in the Netherlands. During the recent board meeting it took quite some time to explain to Celeste how Sint works. One good resource is the Sinterklaasjournaal. It’s basically the evening news — produced by the same crew and hosted by Dieuwertje Blok, who was […]

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KDE 4.6.0-beta1 packages available for OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana

The first beta of KDE 4.6.0 has rolled around, pretty much on schedule. In the KDE4-OpenSolaris community we’ve been following closely, building trunk as much as possible and upstreaming those patches that make sense. So we’re happy to announce that for the first time there are 0-day packages available for OpenSolaris-type systems using Sun Studio […]

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Futile? Yes, but not pointless (Qt 4.7.1 on SPARC)

I feel so conflicted. Just look at that screenshot. I was considering starting this blog post in a mad-scientist fashion, “mad, was I? they said I was mad to try! haha! and now I shall unleash my creation upon the world and show them all! hahaha!” but I’ve probably done that before. So what you […]

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An exercise in futility (nv151 on Ultra 45 with XVR-2500)

Oracle has released Solaris Express 11. That’s a binary-only preview of Solaris 11, which picks up somewhere after OpenSolaris was killed. The kernel identifies itself as snv_151a. As an exercise in futility, I decided to install this on my Sun Ultra 45 workstation — a SPARC machine. Of course I’ll be doing so only to […]

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Fight the wall of text!

Dion Moult has just called for people to help out with fighting the wall of text that is www.kde.org. I just started with ev.kde.org for somewhat the same reasons. The KDE e.V. website explains what the e.V. does. You can find blog items about KDE e.V. here and there — for instance, from Sebas regarding […]

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How new software ends up on KDE4-Solaris

I really like it when new software packages are mentioned in blogs or on the dot. Those — based on a combination of personal interest and seeing how the community reacts — drive my selection of packages for OpenIndiana and OpenSolaris (such as it was). Something like the dot story on Sentinella says to me […]

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Rain and Reason

As Sebas has already noted, there was a KDE e.V. board meeting over the weekend. I had Claudia, our business manager, over on wednesday and we had a good thursday at the NLUUG Fall Conference on Security (where Claudia ran the booth and I was acting as part of the NLUUG board). I think there’s […]

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Some notes on OpenSolaris packaging

Thanks to the fine folks at Belenix and OpenIndiana, the package serving mechanism for the KDE4 OpenSolaris packages has changed. Changed for the better, because we now use Apache HTTPD to serve up the files themselves. This removes one of the big issues with our earlier package-serving setups, which was that connections and downloads were […]

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Long-standing Konsole bug in OSOL squashed

Consider the following snippet of C code: write(1, “foo”, 3); write(1, “bar”, 3); write(1, “”, 0); write(1, “”, 0); write(1, “moose”, 4); You expect to get 10 bytes on stdout like this (“foobarmoos”). The 0-byte writes are no-ops. In OpenSolaris, though, we’ve had a long-standing bug in Konsole that makes it hang sometimes. Well, not […]

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