Seems that this year a lot of KDE hackers will go to FOSDEM and I won't be an exception :)!
I have not defined my roadmap (yet), but at least I'll have a couple of meeting regarding the future of KBluetooth, and sooner than you think I'll come back with great news about Bluetooth+KDE.
If you're in the FOSDEM and you have doubts or ideas about Bluetooth+KDE ping to me I'll be around *KDE* stuff in there.
Months ago, I started to take care of a forgotten piece of KDE, kde-bluetooth. After a lot of work and an almost clean the bugtrack of bugs, I'm proud to announce KBluetooth 0.4!
These are the highlights:
- The official name is now "KBluetooth".
- A lot of crashes have been fixed, KBluetooth should not crash now.
- File transfer (send/receive) reported to work for everybody with any kind of device.
- Improved the input pairing (Almost all devices working).
- Huge improvements in the UI.
- The speed in notifications is not accurate nor working right
Notes for packagers:
- Since the first RC, I only had fixed BUGS, and almost every commit since then contains an atomic fix, so please upgrade to the 0.4 final or apply the patches yourself, but do not get stuck in the previous RC's, doing that you'll waste the time of your bugtracker people, as well of kde bugtracker crew and mine.
- A tag has been created in tags/kbluetooth/0.4
Note for users:
- Ask to your distribution for the final 0.4 version of KBluetooth, the only and original one :)!
In the next days, I'll write a series of entries about KBluetooth, the list is not final tough:
- Review of KBluetooth 0.4
- Collaborate with KBluetooth (Developers and users)
- Short term future, KBluetooth 0.5
- KDE+Bluetooth future
Is time to resume my adventure in the lands of KDE, I had to stop it because of work, I'm creating a new business together with ereslibre and edulix and we are kind of busy.
Returning to the topic, in this second part of the adventure I'm not going to change my focus, so I'll continue hacking on kbluetooth, kamoso and ktuberling.
Here comes a small todo list I'll try to accomplish:
- Finish 0.4 release of KBluetooth (2 crashes to be fixed)
- Release KBluetooth 0.5 (I'll talk about it in a other blog post).
- Post at least once a week.
- Start to develop the new Bluetooth solution for KDE.
- Finish KTuberling easy switch.
Something I'd like to hack on is the xrandr support, but I don't want to open more fronts not until at least I have kio_bluetooth working.
And well, this is all! I hope to blog in a few days announcing KBluetooth 0.4
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As everybody should know by now, tsdgeos is moving to another city (Dublin) and of course is getting a new job. Is because of this job that Albert is not able to continue with his collaboration with anything that have to be with games. Life sometimes has this unintended consequences :/
So well, as you know, I created a patch some month/weeks ago which adds a small feature to KTuberling (will be available in kde 4.5). Since I like the code, and I'm a "friend? :p" of tsdgeos I proposed myself to Albert to continue with KTuberling at least until he can go back to his *games* duties :p
So, this is my roadmap for KTuberling in KDE SC (KSC?, I don't like the new branding sorry ._.) 4.5:
1. Support to switch between playgrounds using easier way
2. Possibility to export the playground in some simple web 2.0 service
3. Add Get Hot New Stuff (in discussion)
If you have any ideas please, drop a bug to bugs.kde.org so we can evaluate it.
After my "small" holidays in Paris, I'm back home. Despite my intentions of finishing some ktuberling/kamoso/kbluetooth work on this holidays
as you may have noticed I didn't, sorry for that :( I only had time to keep myself up to date with kde planet/mailist/commits, leaving only the last 3 days of kde activities as homework to when I'll come back.
So now, I've read everything I had to, as well as answering dozens of emails and I'm ready to hack on KDE again and to finish my kde homework's.
The first thing I'm going to do is to prepare the release of kbluetooth 0.4, as well as to write the property announcement of the project, which will be splited in 3/4 post.
Then some more work on Kamoso will follow (add webcam basic controls), and finally I have to finish the ktuberling patch.
That's all at the moment!.
See you soon Paris :)