Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Guademy 2007

GPUL people from A Coruña are organizing a KDE+Gnome meeting on March 23-25 2007. I'll probably (not sure) be there speaking about cool things of KDE 4 like okular, trying to recruit some developers and meeting our gnome enemiesfriends.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Who said kde and gnome people can't work together?

2007-01-28 Albert Astals Cid <aacid@kde.org>
* glib/poppler-document.cc: Plug memory leak in poppler-document.
           Patch by Carlos Garcia Campos <carlosgc@gnome.org>

Link for non believers ;-)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Does this train stop at Plaça Catalunya?

That's the worst thing you can ask someone when you already are at Plaça Catalunya station :-D
I really need to concentrate a bit more in the real world...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Pino is new okular mantainer!

I just changed okular code to reflect the reality.

That means i changed main.cpp to say Pino is okular mantainer, i was listed as mantainer, but Pino has been doing much more work than me and everyone was asking him, not me, about new features and things, so i thought it was about time to give him the credit he deserved if he agreed to take the position, and he did.

Obviously this does not mean i'll stop contributing to okular, i'll be as active as i've been in the past few months, that is not much, but is as much as i can.

Now we only need Pino to get a blog so he explains us how happy he is :-)

Saturday, January 06, 2007

keyboard crazyness

Be warned, this is a rant.

Today is Biblical Magi day in Spain, so i got some nice presents. Amongst them i got a new keyboard to replace the current one, that has half broken keys and sometimes i end up pressing C instead of Ctrl+C with the bad consequences this has (good we have Ctrl+Z, but as Ctrl is the broken key, sometimes this fails too :-D). The keyboard in question is a Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500 [image], and i will have to return it, not because it is from Microsoft, but because it follows the trend to not have keys where they should be.

Why is there a key that is not Return below backspace?
Why right Ctrl is not in line with the vertical of Shift?
Why the Insert, End, etc keys are in a 3x2 block instead of the typical 2x3?
Why the 4 arrow keys are not on the same baseline than right control and 0 from the numeric keyboard?
Why F12 is not on the vertical of backspace?

This surely seem small things to the dude that designed it, but me, that know the keyboard by memory NEED that the keys are where they should be, and unfortunately it's becoming quite hard to find a decent keyboard with the keys in the correct positions :-(