Saturday, January 10, 2009

Announcing KDE 4.2 Barcelona Release Party

Along with other KDE 4.2 Release Parties all over the globe, the KDE barcelona crew is also hosting one. The date is the 30th of January. Place is still to be determined, so if you have suggestions contact me asap! Also contact me if you want to be in the list of people.

Some KDE Merchandising available at Barcelona

Since last Akademy-es i've some KDE Merchandising left at home (apol has some more), so if you live Barcelona or nearby and want stickers (15cmx15cm, 5cmx5xm, round 8cm), baseball caps, akademy 2008 t-shirts, akademy-es 2008 t-shirts, fridge stickers(round 3.5cm), badges(round 3.5cm) or mouse pads(19x19cm) contact me for availability and prices. Of course if you don't live Barcelona or nearby you are also allowed to contact me but then probably shipping is going to be more expensive that the item itself.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Every bug report is important

Yesterday a user reported KTuberling being unable to save. Imposible! - i said, as i had tested that feature, but further investigation revealed that KTuberling was indeed unable to save files with non ascii characters, that made me create a simple regular expression i executed all over KDE code and found similar bugs in kmahjongg, parley, kross, kgpg, digikam and krita. So never underestimate the power of a bug report!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

My top 10 blog posts of 2008

Here the top 10 of blog entries visited in 2008 in my blog:

10 - pdftk frontend for KDE
9 - Poppler for windows
8 - KDE 4.1 adoption seems high
7 - KHTML rocks
6 - Performance of radeon free drivers
5 - KDE, plugins, GPL and closed source applications
4 - keyboard crazyness
3 - Morocco trip
2 - fglrx blocking Xorg on logout
1 - KUbuntu 8.04 released with rock solid 3.5.9 goodness...

One can extract several interesting things from this list:
- Last year i did not make interesting blogs, 5 out of 10 are from either 2006 or 2007
- People really want a pdftk frontend for KDE since my 2007 post of my no longer existant project is visited frecuently
- People want to use poppler in windows, strange that all those users almost never sent patches to the project, seems like windows culture is not so much about collaborating but about just using.
- My Morocco trip summary is liked by google, it's linked in the first page of results usually
- The two most read blog entries are about bugs in kubuntu ... maybe that's why Canonical never replied to me applying for jobs there :D