Monday, January 28, 2008

Suggestions for improving a message

Today speaking with fellow KDE devels we realized some of them had the region set to the default C region, that basically means something like USA region but not completely, so not something you want when living not in USA.

Currently the name for that text entry for that is "Default", that may lead to problems as you might think the "Default" region is the correct, but it most probably is not. Some people suggested to switch to "Not Set" which is not completely accurate as it is set to C region, but will probably help "non-purist" users to set the correct Region. Other options go through "Default (Not Set)" or "Not Set (C Region)", etc.

So i'm asking the wider audience here, what would you think it would be the better wording?

To see it live go to systemsettings->Regional & Language, choose "Country/Region & Language" option on the left bar and "Country or Region: YourCurrentRegion (change...)" is what we are talking about.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Poppler 0.6.4 released

Poppler 0.6.4 is available from

Changes since 0.6.3:
 Qt4 frontend:
  * Fix crash on links that point to a non existant page
  * Make Document::renderHints return the correct render hints
  * Fix infinite loop when parsing LineAnnotation

  * Fix crash in the Splash renderer when T3 fonts are badly defined
  * Draw underlined Links correctly

  * Fix two use after free bugs in

 build system:
  * Fix build on mingw32

  * Distribute the glade file of pdf-inspector

Friday, January 18, 2008

ktank project seeking for developers

KTank project, formed by DrIDK and Ikit, two new french KDE developers that can be often found on #kdegames, aims to create a nice Tank vs Tank game for KDE.
They already have some nice 2D openGL engine

But of course as any other project out there they need more [wo]manpower, specially they are looking for someone that can create nice sounds and songs (rockets have to sound BIG) and also someone with some GGZ knowledge for the multiplayer side, so if you want to be involved in a cool KDE game write to istdasklar free fr or drop by the IRC kdegames channel.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

KDE 4.0.0 dinner in Barcelona

If you are from Barcelona and want to come to the dinner we organize for Saturday 12 night with KDE programmers, translators and supporters, drop me a mail at before Friday night, everyone is welcome!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

libspectre 0.2.0 now available

A new libspectre release is now available from

That means more work for when KDE 4.1 branch opens, damn!

Changes since libspectre 0.1.0

API additions:

- Rendering unstructured documents: it's a bit confusing calling
get_page for a document with no pages. The following functions has
been added for rendering unstructured documents:

* spectre_document_render
* spectre_document_render_full
* spectre_document_get_page_size

- Tile rendering: spectre_page_render_slice has been added to allow
rendering rectangles of the page. (Bug #13754)

API changes:

- spectre_render_context_set_page_size determines the size of the
output image, but it doesn't affect the scale factor anymore.

- spectre_render_context_[set|get]_scale now require the scale factor for
both the X and Y dimensions.