Posts about kde (old posts, page 3)

2003-10-23 18:13

Nice side effect

Looks like the kind fellows at have a working PyKDE, and I got it while I was upgrading.

That's useful because I really wanted to hack some into KrSN (the RSS aggregator tool I once wrote), and it needs PyKDE.

I hadn't done it because building PyKDE on a PII, 233MHZ, 128MB of RAM (the only one I have on the Internet) is really NOT fun. But once I got it on RPM, using it works just fine :-)

2003-09-24 15:08

Writing YAT

Yet Another Tutorial. This time, it should be about writing apps for KDE that rely on DBs to handle their data.

This is mostly because of the reactions to my proposal to include qsqlite in kdelibs.

Maybe seing that the code is simple will help make it seem useful.

2003-09-20 23:16


Since KRecipes seems to be using QSQLite without much trouble, it seems the nice guys who adopted it have fixed it enough to work.

So, I just sent a proposal to kde-core-devel to include it somewhere visible, and thus encourage people to use DBs in their apps. Let's see how it turns out.

2003-03-24 21:28

KRsN now available

Sadly, not a really usable version, but I got sidetracked by PyKDE and KFTE first. KRsN really needs just a couple of days loving.

So, if you REALLY REALLY want to try it, get >PyQt for Qt 3.1 working, and then head for KRsN's sourceforge page, and get it via CVS

You will also need Strip-o-Gram,

Flaws right now:

  • The feed list doesn't update right
  • It doesn't tell read from unread
  • New items replace older ones instead of appending to them
  • New feed adding is slower than it should
  • Sometimes, it gets REAL busy on startup
Please report bugs, feature requests, etc. You can even subscribe to a RSS feed about KRsN!

2003-03-22 11:37

Some programming

I just committed changes that make KFTE work on KDE 3.1

For anyone who likes FTE, a traditional programmer's editor from OS/2 (and DOS, and Mac, and X, and linux console, and pretty much everywhere :-), this version provides a pure Qt and a KDE version.

While KFTE will probably never become a full KDE application (it doesn't support standard shortcuts, for example), it is a cool editor, and one you can use everywhere.

Right now, the way to get it is through KDE's CVS, module kfte, instructions for KDE's current sources here

2003-03-17 19:29

Ok, I better keep on hacking!

So, I mentined KRsN on a couple of public places.

I even said stuff about it being available by the weekend. So I better get my hands dirty now! ;-)

2003-03-16 18:54


Well, just uploaded my hacked KDE 3.1 version of PyKDE to so it should propagate to the KDE mirrors soon.

It seems to work well, even if it doesn't expose ALL the KDE 3.1 API, and it should be useful as a stopgap until the authors release the real thing.

You can see a screenshot of it here

2003-03-14 20:48

Hey, google finds stuff!

Not only can you now reach this humble weblog through ggl:lateral+opinion (if you are using KDE, of course), but a look at my referrers show that the follwing google searches have gotten the searcher here:

d-bus havoc (reasonable, I wrote about it) kde vs gnome (reasonable, the words are here)


Ok, I wrote kfte. But I never mentioned it here. I wonder how that worked?

2003-03-14 20:33


Well, just because I want to use KHTML in KRsN, I got the latest PyKDE. It says it is for KDE up to 3.0.3 ...

Well, with very minimal hacking (deleting two lines in KFontDialog's sip file) and a couple of shoves at the, it seems to be compiling allright on KDE 3.1.

Oh, sure, it won't expose the new pieces of API in KDE 3.1, but who cares? It will work. I suppose I will post it somewhere as soon as it does.

2003-03-08 23:29

What I am writing

Well, if you are one of the 6 who actually checked the link in the previous entry, you will know I am writing a news aggregator ;-)

It is progressing quickly. Now it is almost a real application, and only 3 or 4 important features are still missing.

The only thing I wish is that there was a KDE 3.1 python binding, since I would need it to use KHTML :-(

Qt's QTextBrowser is nice, but it is not a HTML rendering engine, and it would give it a nice integrated feel. Ok, eventually PyKDE 3.1 will come out, I suppose :-)

PS: if you follow the Pictures link on the left side, you can see a new screenshot!

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