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Akademy Day3, my Day2 is Glued with Plasma !!

Had a wonderful sleep last night, despite the fact that it never gets "night" here as there's always some amount of light you see in the sky.

The fun started today, starting with the Nokia Mobility talk, where it was made obvious that Nokia still doesn't support developing apps for a Symbian device, using GNU/Linux, the SDK for Symbian *needs* a Windows environment, as they said. Though thats really not a good thing, but the free snacks was ;)

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Akademy Day2, my Day1

After finishing up my university exams, I somehow arrived at Tampere today evening. It was a tiring trip, special thanks to the back pain, but the real pain was missing all the stuff that happened in these two days, but it seems I had no choice whatsoever.

The good thing is, I met everyone in person, and frankly it was a dream come true and of course a refreshing experience.

Met with Leinir, Sacha and Arjen and I really got sad that they actually missed me during the Gluon presentation, which I couldn't make it in time.

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Overview of steps to build KDE from trunk using single user approach

After some of my friends asked me how, I wrote this article which lists out the steps I took to switch from the additional kde-devel user approach to the single user approach while building KDE SC from trunk. It might be helpful for newbies who have followed the instructions on techbase and got a working KDE SC trunk with the separate kde-devel approach.

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Gluon Player Plasmoid, Yay! It works

Right from the time I found about the Gluon project (which I found on the GSoC ideas page), I've been very excited and having loads of fun with the Gluon team (as usual :)

I'm happy to announce that the Plasmoid has taken its first step, displaying a Gluon example game on an OpenGL rendered Plasma applet. The applet is a Plasma::GLApplet which uses the Gluon Framework to create game graphics and output game audio alongwith support for input.

Here's a screenshot (yes, the transparency is a bug)-

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Added simple Type-and-Select feature to Folderview applet

With the type and select feature implemented in the Folder View Plasma applet, I hope that we finally resolve bug 187241 completely. This makes the applet even more usable than before.

This fix was different in a way that I had my first ever usability discussion with the KDE Usability team over the type and select behavior differing from Dolphin (and in general with anything derived from QAbstractItemView). Finally we concluded that the behavior be modified to match Dolphin's, and thats what the current state is.

The fix will ship with KDE SC 4.5

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Plasmate 0.1-alpha1 release - it feels exciting

(Update: See Yuen Hoe's nice screencast here and Diego's post here).

There are some moments in life which are just too exciting and thrilling. The best of them came just recently - when Plasmate's first release happened.

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Made the Add Applet... panel context menu option to work

Since the new Widgets Explorer was added to Plasma, the Add Widgets... options from the Panel context menu was not working. I thought it might be fixed later because Widgets Explorer was in heavy development.

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FOSS.IN Day 1

After a long time of excitement and joy, atlast FOSS.IN 2009 started today. Reached the venue at 10:30 AM instead of the 10 AM I had targeted. At the venue, NIMHANS convention centre there was a long line for delegate registration (surprise, I'm a speaker this time, no queues Smile ) and the weather was really hot and uncomfortable.

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How to fix Python error while compiling kdebase

Some days back, while compiling kdebase, I faced the following errors-
 

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When plasma-desktop refused to start automatically

Recently after recompiling my KDE build, I was exploring what has changed in the few weeks when my notebook wasn't with me. Marco is really working hard on the netbook shell and I thought to give it a try. Man, it looks superb and I like that on my notebook :)
Anyway, I switched back to the regular Plasma desktop and after I logged back in, plasma-desktop refused to start automatically. I tried removing my .kde, but no luck.

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