Month: June 2009

Template function parameters

Started pushing patches produced in packaging KDE 4.3-beta2 on OpenSolaris to the KDE SVN repo yesterday. Started on some safe targets, like KPilot, where I know the codebase pretty well. One of my patches was “add a newline at end of file”, which is one of those kind-of-dorky fixes that sometimes needs to happen. There […]

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The Poisoned Web?

I was reading some article on the Register just now and one of the doubleclick ads was for OpenOffice. “Gosh, Free Software really has gone mainstream”, I thought, although the domain name of the target was a little odd; I clicked on it anyway (wear rubbers!) and ended up on www dot openoffice dash dash […]

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The Open Web

The Open Web is a mix of technologies and concepts. Open web technologies and protocols (HTTP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, …) have carried the World Wide Web to success by implementing decentralization, transparency, extendibility, third party innovation, bidirectional communications and end-user usability and integration. The NLUUG fall conference (expect around 280 attendees in Ede, the Netherlands) […]

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Depeche Mode on static variables in shared libraries

Corrupt $ nepomuk-rcgen Segmentation Fault (core dumped) In Chains $ CC -V CC: Sun Ceres C++ 5.10 SunOS_i386 2009/03/06 Wrong static QMutex s_mutex; Fragile Tension target_link_libraries(nepomuk-rcgen – ${SOPRANO_LIBRARIES} ${QT_QTCORE_LIBRARY} ${QT_QTDBUS_LIBRARY} + ${SOPRANO_LIBRARIES} Perfect $ nepomuk-rcgen Usage: … (and I don’t even particularly like Depeche Mode, but reading Sebas’ plans made me give it a try. […]

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What's the worst that could happen?

I wrote my previous bit on KDE4 OpenSolaris packages before all of them were done; I scheduled the post and left the packages building and went off to teach classes (networking and SSL technologies for high school kids). What’s the worst that could happen? Well, for one thing a dependency on a non-released version of […]

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Itty-bitty note on IPS packages

The KDE4 IPS packages that I’ve been working on have been rolled out at bionicmutton so if you are a brave soul, you could install them by adding that as a package publisher (pkg.bionicmutton.org points to the same). Something like: pfexec pkg set-authority -O http://solaris.bionicmutton.org:10000/ kdeips pfexec pkg install KDEgdm-integration This will get you an […]

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KDE Forum – Congratulations

Some months back, the KDE forums were re-launched under a community banner (they had previously been run by a third party), with a new and enthusiastic admin team. One of the first things the team achieved was the release of the forum software under a Free Software license (it was previously proprietary). And they haven’t […]

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O noes! My business model!

Spotted a peculiar and tendentious article on WebWereld (Dutch only), which suggests that Karl-Heinz Streibich of Software AG said that the (proprietary) software industry needs direct financial support. There’s no direct quote, though. The closest thing to a direct quote is the call for a “clear strategy” in Europe to strengthen the software industry. I’m […]

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IPS on FreeBSD

Right. So here’s a foolish plan: I want to publish some OpenSolaris packages to the world. They are not ready for SourceJuicer (submissions there are slightly complicated, and the forest of KDE packages I’m producing is tedious and time-consuming to import there). Last time I tried that publishing thing, I did it on a package […]

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Travel and To-Do

Spent yesterday in Germany. The usual applies: nice train ride and for once the ICE from Arnhem wasn’t horrifically late or broken down (for some reason the ICE in the Netherlands and on the stretch to Oberhausen is unreliable, but after that very good). Battery life of laptop pretty much as expected and published: a […]

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