Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Poppler-Symbian pdf viewer

So yesterday, i grabbed poppler, freetype and Qt sources and in 45 minutes hacked together a proof of concept PDF viewer for symbian. Pretty cool if you ask me, the ugly side is that if i ever get some more work on it and want to get it into OVI store I need to pay 50€ to register into it and around 200€ more to get the app to go through Symbian signed, of course what i'm not going to do is spend 250€ to get a free app into OVI store, on the other hand i could of ask for some € for the application (3€?), but i'm not sure it's a good idea either.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Akademy-es 2010 schedule published

Akademy-es 2010 schedule has just been published, you can see it at the event web page. It includes talks of all kinds, ranging from purely development ones to how to deploy KDE using thin clients passing through KDE programs on Windows.

On a related note we are very happy that we almost have 80 registered attendants at the moment, if you want to register, remember tomorrow is the last day!

And finally i'd like to thank our sponsors: Cenatic, Bilbao city, University of Basque Country, Euskaltel, Basque Country Government, Qt/Nokia, cast-info, irontec and ESLE, not forgetting our media associates Linux Magazine and Todo Linux, the host ETSI Bilbao and of course the local organizers itsas.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bought plane tickets for Akademy

I just bought the plane tickets to go to Akademy, Dublin->Heathrow->Helsiki, 2.5 hours to change planes in heathrow, should be enough i hope, all in all 300€ could be better but could be worse too i guess. So see you in tampere :-)

Monday, April 12, 2010

KDE Workshop in OpenSegovia 2010

Eduardo Robles Elvira (aka Edulix) will run a workshop on introduction to programming using the KDE platform in OpenSegovia 2010 that is held in Segovia from 15 to 17 of Abril. The workshop is scheduled on Thursday 15 at 16:00. For more information you can have a look at the event webpage.

How to kill tourism

So today i was coming back to Dublin from my weekend trip to my home Barcelona and in my trip i saw a man from the check-in desk be rude to a group of women, he probably had his reasons but if your work is facing the public you should never be rude to anyone; a woman telling the customs officer "My passport was stolen"; a boarding message in a spoken english that was so bad that people did not understand that boarding would be done for rows 10 to 27 first; the men seating besides me speaking on how specially Barcelona felt to them and how they would recommend the visit but put a remark that you should be careful with petty crime.

Probably today was a bad luck day for me but if 4 of 4 things i realized were bad, something wrong we are doing, the problem is that fixing this is not easy so you can put this blog in the random rant/head dump section.

Lightning talks at OSS BarCamp

I'll be giving two lightning talks at OSS BarCamp this saturday, one about poppler and other about the KDE localization project. More info at

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

KDE in Interlingua

If you are interested in Interlingua, Giovanni Sora just started the translation of KDE to Interlingua, i'm sure he'll welcome any help. Just comment here or drop me a mail at if you want to contact him.

Monday, April 05, 2010

KDE SC 4.4 talk at iParty 11

Baltasar Ortega of kdeblog fame will talk about KDE SC 4.4 at iParty 11, that will be held in Castellón from 8 to 11 of April. The talk will be Saturday 10 at 17:00. For more information you can go to the event page.