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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

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?


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.

Network problems

Af­ter some net­work hic­cups (48 hour long hic­cup­s, too), I have In­ter­net at home again.

Man, am I pissed at the dum­b­ass­es who run ve­lo­com.­ :-P

SCO is dead. Long live Intergraph II!

SCO is be­com­ing In­ter­graph.

For those who don't know it, In­ter­graph was once a work­sta­tion mak­er.Last year they had 10M in busi­ness in­come. And 385M in law­suit in­come.

Ba­si­cal­ly the com­pa­ny sits in a few patents, does noth­ing, and milks ev­ery­one else (not that it's il­le­gal to do so).

And why I say SCO is be­com­ing in­ter­graph?

Let's look at the pos­si­ble in­come sources for SCO, shall we?

  1. SCO OpenServ­er and UnixWARE: pret­­ty much just up­­­grad­ing old server­s. That is not go­ing to pay for R&D for new ver­­sion­s, and then this dries up, be­­cause no new ver­­sion == no up­­­grades == no in­­­come. Un­­less of course, this gets sub­­si­dies from some­where else.

  2. Caldera Lin­ux == If this suit killed some­thing, this is what got whacked

  3. Li­­cen­s­ing of IP, ei­ther friend­­ly or force­­ful a.k.a the In­­ter­­graph path

  4. There is no d!

And about c)... who is go­ing to li­cense the UNIX stuff from SCO any­more? This suit means if you do it, you can NEV­ER AGAIN de­vel­op a unix sys­tem or a lin­ux sys­tem, or SCO will sue your as­s. To do that to get a tech­nol­o­gy that is not too much bet­ter than Free­BSD... it makes no sense. Spe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing there will be no R&D on it any­more (see a).

The on­ly ones with UNIX li­cens­es wil be those who got them from AT&T, and they don't pay a dime to SCO. BTW: this ba­si­cal­ly means Sun, since HP-UX and IR­IX and the rest is on their death bed any­way (and AIX... well, just think about it ;-).

So c), the on­ly vis­i­ble in­come source for SCO be­comes "We will sue peo­ple, and live on what we get out of set­tle­ments".

Be­cause SCO can't even do a GOOD In­ter­graph and ac­tu­al­ly win the law­suit­s. Not this one, and not against IB­M, at least, and they don't have a good patent port­fo­lio!

Tu put it an­oth­er way, SCO will be­come a bul­ly that will try to look im­pres­sive and steal milk mon­ey from small­er com­pa­nies. That is, they will, if IBM lets them.

If IBM caves in and set­tles, SCO will look im­pres­sive enough for this to work. Which is why I hope IBM beats the crap out of them, just to make SCO have to work to earn an hon­est buck.

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