Thomas Capricelli archive
Category: KDE

May 18, 2009

feedback about converting eigen2 to mercurial

by orzel
Categories: Admin, KDE
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This week-end we did the final conversion of the eigen2 source code repository. I shall describe here the few problems we had, as a feedback to the community. Eigen original purpose was to help provide linear algebra for several KDE parts. As such, it was until now developed inside the KDE repository, which (still) uses […]

May 2, 2009

how to handle translations for an application that is both qt-only and KDE ?

by orzel
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I have the problem for my application Opale, which used to be KDE only and is now both Qt and KDE. The first thing I’ve done is to switch from *.po (gettext) to *.ts (qt), because Qt can not (or can it ?¬† tell me how !) handle gettext files. Then, I needed to use […]

March 10, 2009

Fixing qmake missing rule for *.ts -> *.qm

by orzel
Categories: Gentoo, KDE
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We are used to polished and great tools from the trolls, but qmake has always been the big exception to this: ugly documentation, lot of undocumented tricks, and missing features. For me the biggest one was that it would not automatically create the rule to transform *.ts to *.qm in the generated Makefile. I have […]

March 6, 2009

updating to KDE 4.2.1 : delete your plasma files (again)

by orzel
Categories: Gentoo, KDE
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Thanks to the great work of the gentoo KDE packaging team, I have been able to update to KDE 4.2.1 yesterday. And since then, a couple of processes¬† suck up all my CPUs. The first one is a well-known issue : lancelot does that when used with Qt 4.5. Ok, this one was quick to […]

March 5, 2009

Support for ‘long double’ in Qt tests.

by orzel
Categories: Gentoo, KDE
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Qt supports most types for most compilers…… but long double.¬† I do not know why. When asking on #qt (IRC), people say that nobody seems to care. Well… I do. long double have some use in scientific software at least. If you ever need to use long double in QTest, you will need to add […]

February 12, 2009

First release candidate for Opale

by orzel
Categories: Gentoo, KDE, Software
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One of my pet projects (A simple bank account manager focused on graphs and planning) is about to reach 1.0. This first release candidate has been tested on several Linux systems and Windows. It can compile against KDE, but Qt is enough. (no, i have not yet tested with KDE/Windows…). So far, the only big […]

November 14, 2008

Mercurial bulk update

by orzel
Categories: Admin, Gentoo, KDE
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I don’t know about you, but I have on a lot of different places a directory called ‘hg’ with lot of different mercurial clones inside. Whether on the home of my several computers for my own projects, or inside other directories for external projects, and so on. Now, remember one important aspect of distributed source […]

November 12, 2008

Full blown kde-aware opale version

by orzel
Categories: KDE, Software
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Since the release of opale-0.9, I have mostly worked on improving the (optional) KDE integration. And now if KDE is available, opale will use things like : KMainWindow, KApplication (session management..), XML GUI, KFileDialog and specific menu entries (Switch application language, configure shortcuts/toolbars, KDE-aware recent files submenu,…). While I was there, the Qt-only version now […]

November 12, 2008

KDE standard aboutbox is kind of close-minded

by orzel
Categories: KDE
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Back in the days of kde3, while writing a KDE application, I encountered quite a big problem while trying to use the aboutbox stuff from KDE (that means kaboutdata and the now called kaboutapplicationdialog). I talked to some guys on #kde-devel, and I have been told that, yes, this will be changed for KDE4. Now […]

November 11, 2008

Opale ported to qt4 and kde4

by orzel
Categories: Gentoo, KDE, Software
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Opale was an application written using koffice that I use to handle my personal accounts. Long ago I have dropped support for koffice (mainly because of the crappy/undocumented/buggy chart API) and since then opale was a kde-based application. One year ago, i have started porting it to kde4, and, meanwhile, made it a Qt4 application. […]