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Akademy Results

At the beginning of the summer I went to Akademy in Almeria. So what did it bring, in terms of development? I can point to the FreeBSD-on-KDE-Slimbook posts as one technical result of Akademy, although I suppose I could have just had the machine shipped to me, too. (There need to be more posts about […]

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Keyboard Layouts the way Sun Microsystems Intended Them

I am a long-time Sun Microsystems fan. So in the time that I worked on KDE 4 on OpenSolaris, I had a bunch of Sun hardware, including keyboards and mice. It’s always useful to have Stop-A available, even if the system the keyboard is attached to is not a SparcStation and doesn’t react to that […]

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Geeko in the Wild

Post-Akademy, I’m spending a couple of days in the south of Spain, enjoying the scenery, snorkeling, climbing hills, finding CMake issues, playing with the Slimbook, and generally having a two-thirds-vacation. Today after lunch I was staring vacantly at the tree next to my cabin-by-the-beach, and then I saw it; a Geeko, staring back at me! […]

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Akademy BoFs

Here at Akademy in Almería, we have moved from the conference portion — two days of talks at the University — to the hacking week portion. The conference days were very busy; most of the talks were recorded and those recordings will be up when they’re done post-processing. I haven’t heard a date for that […]

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KDE Slimbook and FreeBSD

Yesterday I picked up my new KDE Slimbook. It comes with KDE Neon pre-installed. Of course it also works well with openSUSE, and Manjaro, and Netrunner Linux (some things I’ve at least booted the Live CD for). But for me, “will it run FreeBSD” is actually the most important bit. Yes. Yes it does, and […]

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KDE Slimbook!

Yesterday I picked up my new KDE Slimbook from the Slimbook.es stand at Akademy. First thing I did, of course, was boot it with my FreeBSD 11.0 SD card, to see if it works with my favorite operating system (with Plasma 5 desktop, of course). Nope: 11.0 hangs after finding acpi_ec0, so I will write […]

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Best be precise

 KSysGuard — the system monitor — on FreeBSD seems oddly precise. This machine with FreeBSD 10.3 and KDE Applications 17.04.2 installed, tells me that I have 3,274,960.000000 KiB memory in use. That is, three million, two hundred seventy four thousand, nine hundred and sixty kibibytes. I’m willing to believe that, since notionally the machine has […]

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Akademy Schedule

Akademy 2017 is coming close. The schedule of talks (Saturday, Sunday) is now posted, and the community wiki for organizing things is slowly filling up. The workshops and lightning talks and BoFs are being planned, too. I’m glad Anu Mittal has mentioned her QML + JS workshop, it’s a great topic for getting started with […]

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Rand … ahhh

I’ve decided to go to Randa again this year. There’s at least four reasons for me to go: change of pace, trading coding-in-the-attic-office for coding-in-the-dining-room change of pace, trading discuss-coding-on-IRC for discuss-coding-while-hiking-to-the-glacier with a little planning, we can probably get further up the mountain than last year someone needs to make brigadeiro. More seriously, the […]

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Generating FreeBSD packages with CPack

For software that uses CMake as (meta) buildsystem, and then gets packaged by distro’s — at least on FreeBSD — there’s something weird going on: the meta-buildsystem knows exactly what files are generated and where they get installed, but then knowledge about those files gets re-created outside of the meta-buildsystem in the ports tree, and […]

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