Actual KDE4 from SVN

Today I did compile the latest KDE 4 from SVN Trunk. I’m really impressed how the KDE developers worked over the last two months since my last try.

Especially Plasma and KWin really proceeded. They build a good Desktop to work on. I really appreciate all the new configuration options. The panels are resize able and one can have multiple panels. What I personally don’t like at the moment is the icon position within the panels, but after the future freeze for KDE 4.1 (which is going to be released on the 29th of july) is done, those things will get fixed over the next weeks.

I tried the all new PIM Suite, which really looks nice in all of its KDE4 glory, Amarok, Dolphin/Konqueror… But I don’t want to write my own opinion because their are many articles out there from people how are better in writing reviews out there (Ars Technica review).

The worst thing I noticed is, Firefox does not have a good KDE4 oxygen theme. I think this would be a good start for me to start contributing to my favorit piece of OSS. But first of all I have to get my thesis ready within the next 4 weeks.
After this is done, I will start my career within the IT industry. Up to now, there are some real nice opportunities to choose from. I will let you know what my decision when I signed my contract.

So that’s it for today.

Waiting sucks

I’m sitting here in my car at the international airport of stuttgart. I have to pick up my parents and their flight seems to be delayed. So why not use the time to blog :)

Today the KDE team announced the first KDE4.1 beta release. Fron what I’ve seen so far, they really made huge steps forward. Plasma seems to become more and more stable and useable. KDE PIM returns with all its great applications.

I’m really looking forward to Aarons keynote at Linux Tag in Berlin. Luckily, the Linux Magazin will provide a live stream with slides. That’s really great because I won’t be able to go to Berlin. Thanks for your invitation Ingo, but I have to finish my thesis first.

There are still many things to work on and only 4 weeks left. It will end up, being a photo finish ;)

But however, I will make it in time and then my time at the HdM and IBM will come to an end.

For the future, there are some possibilities at the moment.

My parents just left the airport, so more will come as soon as I made a decision.

Blogging by phone

It really works, I just installed the iPhone wordpress admin plugin. No I’m able to blog through a nice iPhone Interface.

I really like it, maybe I will be writing more again in future. The last couple of weeks I have been busy writing my bachelor thesis.

So CU.