Wednesday, September 23, 2009

poppler-data 0.3.0 released

I've just released a new poppler-data package based on the new free cMap files by Adobe. This now makes poppler-data a free package so you should go and bug your distro to install it by default.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Projects: be open or die

So i search for poppler on google and find a page from the Linux From Scratch project that mentions how to build poppler. I spot a couple of factual errors there and after some searching i see i have to mail which i do.

After an hour or so i get a mail saying my mail has been rejected to enter the mailing list.

After querying the admin of the list i get "IIRC, you are not registered with the list." That's it, not a "please for bugs use thisOtherService this list is for core contributors", not even something like "Please register, we prefer people to do so it makes sure follow ups are not lost", nothing.

So good luck with the project, if you don't want to include fixes it's up to you, but you should make contributing easy otherwise you'll end up with no incoming people and you'll project will die sooner or later.

I'm glad KDE community is generally more welcoming than that.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Qt for S60 not as cool as real Qt

Ok, Qt for S60 *is* real Qt since it was merged in mainline Qt not too much ago, but it still has lots of things that make it not the very good toolkit we are used too. For example Qt 4.6 in S60 will have a QFile that won't support unicode names in files. :-(

Monday, September 14, 2009

KDE in Barcelona Software Freedom Day

This 19th of September is the Software Freedom Day. As every year Caliu is organizing the event in Barcelona, this time at the Centre CĂ­vic de Les Corts, from 10 to 20h. Aleix Pol and me will be there with a KDE talk at 15:00.