Busting KDevelop myths

For every KDevelop release, announcements are made by various people on various news sites, and there’s plenty of comments. Depending on the news site, those comments are more or less accurate, but generally, comments on KDE applications outside of the “KDE world” (planet, developer blogs, …) are often alarmingly mis-informed and are spreading a lot of FUD. I’m sure most projects have similar issues, but I feel it’s especially bad […]

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kdev-python 1.5 rc1 — please test!

Hi! Five months have passed since the release of kdev-python 1.4.1, and it’s about time for the next release! The 1.5 release will contain various new features and bug fixes, and also will work with KDevelop 4.5, which is to be released soon. One of the new features in kdev-python 1.5: initializing properties in class constructors via code completion Notable Bugs fixed The following issues were fixed, among others: 312275 […]

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Collaborative editing in KTE (prototype)

I had a bit of spare time, so I decided I’d try to implement collaborative editing in KTextEditor, and see how far I can get in a week. That week is over now — and this is how far I got: Your browser does not support the video tag. (If your browser doesn’t support HTML5 video, here’s a direct link) Technical implementation In the background, all this is based on […]

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Various news in kdevelop, kdev-python, kdev-qmljs

Before everything else, I want to send a big “thank you” to our hard-working sysadmins who spent so much time and effort recently on fixing the git servers! It’s working nicely again. Other than that, there’s various news in kdevelop-land: kdev-python now has a branch which builds against upstream python 3.4 (which is not released yet), there’s a few fancy new features in kdev-qmljs (QML / javascript language support for […]

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kdev-python: GHNS support for documentation data

Finally, after a few days of difficult work, it’s here: the prototype for kdev-python’s new GHNS support for documentation data! kdev-python now has its own settings module providing GHNS support Technology I don’t want to go into detail here (I’m a bit sick of this stuff currently *grin*), but the OCS backend is written by me and running on my own server currently, for testing purposes. It’s python2 / django […]

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GetHotNewStuff (GHNS) support with a custom server and OCS rant

For up- and downloading documentation files in kdev-python, I wanted to implement support for the KDE GHNS dialog (you know, this thing). In addition to a good GUI dialog which makes it easy for people to generate raw versions of docfiles and edit them a bit, this could be quite effective in supporting binary python modules correctly in the IDE. Sounds easy enough to do, right? The widgets are there… […]

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Game: Super Hexagon and Steam on Linux

So, since this blog’s title says something about games, and since it has been quite a while since I last blogged about something else than weird electronics experiments and kdev-python plugin development, I feel like I need to write about a game once again. Not that I’d think anyone would read this blog because it’s about games… or do you? I doubt it. Does anyone even read this at all? […]

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LOCATION CHANGED: KDE 4.10 Release Party in Karlsruhe, Fr 8th February 2013

Important: The location of the release pary in Karlsruhe I announced has changed! I’m really sorry, I hope this message reaches everybody in time! This is the first time I’m trying to organize a release party — and of course everything went wrong 😉 I wanted to wait a while before reserving a table at the restaurant to have somewhat accurate information about how many people are coming. That was […]

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Announcement: KDE 4.10 Release Party in Karlsruhe, Fr 8th February 2013

Important: The location of the event has changed! See below for details. I’m really sorry, I hope this change reaches everybody in time! The KDE 4.10 release is near, and since Lydia Pintscher moved to Berlin 🙁 there have not been any more release parties! This state is unacceptable and needs to be changed. Thus: There will be a KDE 4.10 release party in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Friday, the 8th […]

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RF microstrip breadboard

Have you ever seen such weird structures in a device you disassembled (or on images of such a device)? Well, I have, and I always wanted to know what they do and how they work. There’s simulation tools, even free (as in beer) ones, but I usually do not trust simulation tools unless I have verified a few of their results in reality (not because I think the guys who […]

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