This project is creating a WS-Discovery client library based on the KDSoap library.
The name is short for Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB Simple Object Access Protocol Web Services Addressing Discovery Client.
It is used by the SMB KIO worker from kio-extras.
kio-extras will have two releases as part of KDE’s 6th Megarelease, one for Qt 5 and one for Qt 6. Distros should build and ship both versions of kio-extras but the Qt5 build should use the internal static copy of kdsoap-ws-discovery-client so does not need to be built separately. The Qt 6 build of kio-extras does need this external build of kdsoap-ws-discovery-client. Distros will need an up to date copy of KDSoap library.
There are no changes compared to 0.3.0 but this one is released as stable ahead of KDE Gear 24.02.
It’s a pleasure to be on the OpenUK New Year’s Honours list for 2024. There’s some impressive names on there such as Richard Hughes of Packagekit and other projects at Red Hat, Colin Watson who was at Ubuntu with me and I see is now freelance, Mike McQuaid was previously of KDE but is now trying a startup with Mac packager Workbrew for Homebrew.
OpenUK run various activities for open tech in UK countries and KDE currently needs some more helpers for a stall at their State of Open Con in London on Feb 6 and 7 February, if you can help do get in touch.
KDE’s 6th releases will happen next month bringing with it the refresh of code and people that a new major version number can bring, I think KDE’s software in the coming year will continue to impress.
My life fell apart after some family loss last year so I’ve run away to the end of the world at Finesterre in Galicia in Spain for now, let me know if you’re in the area.
KTextAddons is a library with Various text handling addons used by Ruqola and Kontact apps. It can be compiles for both Qt 5 and 6 and distros are advised to compile two builds for each until Ruqola is ported to Qt 6.
I did my Surf Kayak Leader assessment with Paul Bramble in south west Wales and pleasingly I passed. I booked on not quite knowing what to expect, there wasn’t much pre course information and it was mostly because because the date was convenient. Turns out Wales is beautiful and has great surf beaches, the geography allows for some more access to the Atlantic waves and it feels like there’s more of a community down there than in Scotland where surf can be so sporadic.
I had not done any formal training as none seemed to be available, this discipline is such a niche you just have to take your changes when you get them. But in the past I’ve done uncertified safety days with folks in Scotland as well as SLSGB training and of course whitewater leading is very similar you just have to be aware of the differences.
I had one other person being assessed and together we reviewed the nearby beaches and picked the best one where the forecast was good, the weather was fine, the tides known, the parking available.
We had three students who were all sea kayakers but had done occasional surf and interested in more which is just the sort of person needed for this. I lead with introductions, experience, abilities, motivation, moving kit around, safety protocols. There’s not much safety protocols available in surf kayaking, generally if there’s a problem then folks need to get into the beach which can be hand signal, waving paddle in the air or single whistle. Otherwise if a paddler thinks they might crash into another person then they should capsize. We checked all boats had buoyancy bags in them and I did a warm up.
Fellow candidate Fran accompanied the students onto the water at first while I watched from the beach. I had suggested staying in the white waves at first but the students didn’t seem to want that and were happy going behind the waves straight away which was fine but I guess clearer discipline there would be better.
I took photos (the most important role) and watched for any swimmers but everyone seemed able to roll fine as needed.
I did run a brief mini-coaching session talking about take off on the waves, it’s supposed to be a lead day without coaching but all days will include some chat about what we’re doing and how to improve.
I did a rescue from the beach of an unconscious paddler from behind the waves which is very hard work. I chose to jump in my kayak for this which is risky as you might not do a smooth launch but I did and it allowed me to bring him back some of the way dragging with my sling and carabiner before I jumped out my boat to drag him back in and up the beach.
I did a deep water rescue of a swimmer, this is very tricky with surf kayaks which tend to be low volume. I managed it with having the swimmer step over my boat into his then two of us hold the front of his boat down to stop water entering his boat from the back.
At one point a confusing scenario happened where a student had a dislocated shoulder and we brought them in, it wasn’t expected and we didn’t manage it very well but it was sprung on us without any warning, although I suppose that’s real life.
I failed to bring my first aid kit or phone onto the beach which was a mistake. I also had lost my watch which was poor leadership although I worked out my camera could tell the time and nobody else seemed to have a watch.
qqc2-breeze5-style is a theme used by Plasma Mobile. This alpha release is a re-bundling of the Plasma/5.27 branch of qqc2-breeze-style. It is for use by distros shipping alpha releases of Plasma 6 so that Qt 5 apps continue to be themed appropriately.
This project is trying to create a WS-Discovery client library based on the KDSoap library.
The name is short for Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB Simple Object Access Protocol Web Services Addressing Discovery Client
It is used by the SMB KIO worker from kio-extras.
kio-extras will have two releases as part of KDE’s 6th Megarelease, one for Qt 5 and one for Qt 6. Distros should build and ship both versions of kio-extras but the Qt5 build should use an internal static copy of kdsoap-ws-discovery-client so does not need to be built separately. The Qt 6 build of kio-extras does need this external build of kdsoap-ws-discovery-client. Distros will need an up to date copy of KDSoap library https://github.com/KDAB/KDSoap/tags.
SHA 256: 5007747f1ce607639bb63244f8894c03a15194c0a891b8d85e10d76dbdf79188 URL: https://download.kde.org/unstable/kdsoap-ws-discovery-client/ Signed by E0A3EB202F8E57528E13E72FD7574483BB57B18D Jonathan Esk-Riddell <email@example.com> https://jriddell.org/esk-riddell.gpg
By design, X11 applications can’t access window or screen contents for wayland clients. This is fine in principle, but it breaks screen sharing in tools like Discord, MS Teams, Skype, etc and more.
This tool allows us to share specific windows to X11 clients, but within the control of the user at all times.
# How to use
xwaylandvideobridge should autostart on login. It will run in the background. Next time you try to share a window a prompt will appear. The previously selected window should now be available for sharing. The title will always be “Wayland to X11 bridge” no matter what window is selected.
The system tray icon provides finer control.
# Use outside Plasma
This should work on any desktop that supports the Xdg desktop portals and Pipewire streaming and have a working system tray.
Ideally this should be more automatic, but this tool aims purely to serve as a stop-gap whilst we wait for these clients to get native wayland support and for the surrounding wayland protocols to be better. How much more it gets developed depends on feedback and how the surrounding ecosystem evolves.
KUserFeedback is a library for collecting user feedback for apps via telemetry and surveys. Version 1.3.0 is now available for packaging.
This version adds the option to build it for Qt 6. It can also be built for Qt 5 and distros may want to package it twice, however this will mean handling some overlapping files and most apps which use it will be ported to Qt 6 as part of the KDE 6 MegaReleases in February so distros may prefer to drop Qt 5 builds then.
* new release 1.3 * Add CC0-1.0 license * Do not look for QtHelp if docs are disabled * Remove unneeded setting of CMake policies, implied by requiring 3.16 * Add flatpak CI * Bump minimum cmake version to 3.16 * Add explicit moc includes to sources for moc-covered headers * Remove Designer's "." normaloff file data from icon properties in .ui files * Use latest-kf6 branch for Qt6 * In qt6 plugin name is KUserFeedbackQmlQt6 * PHP 8 compatibility * Fix Qt 6 build of PHP-dependent unit tests * categoryaggregationmodel * Fix include form (use "" instead of <>) for provider.h * Remove forward declaration as include is already defined * Fix debug message * Autogenerate debug categories * Create logging_p.cpp directly * Fix show headers in qtc6 * Compatibility is not necessary now * kuserfeedback_version.h was not installed * Fix compatibility (install temporary include in KUserFeedBack too) * Add warning about removing compatibility * Show all headers in includes * KUserFeedbackConsole is an internal static lib too * Not necessary here as it's an internal static lib * Fix install target file * Allow to co-install * Port to new syntax * Add Qt 6 Android CI * typos– * Add Qt6 windows CI support * Hide finding docs dependencies behind ENABLE_DOCS * Install translations * qtversionsource: fix Qt 6.5 build * avoid invalid lastX times * .gitlab-ci.yml: enable static builds * add it to CI qt6 bsd * Fix cmakename in metainfo.yaml * Tell no data has been sent if no data has been sent * Give the dialog an actual title * Remove duplicate header between cpp/h files * Add windows CI
libqaccessibilityclient 0.5.0 is out now. The release adds Qt 6 support. libqaccessibilityclient is used by KMag and KWin both of which have forthcoming releases that are ported to Qt 6 so there should be no need for distros to build two versions.
* new release: new version and new ECM URL * Bump min required Qt6 to 6.5 * Port away from deprecated operator+(Qt::Modifier modifier, Qt::Key key * Port away from deprecated QVariant::Type * Add explicit moc includes to sources for moc-covered headers * Use ECMDeprecationSettings * Have export macros header include version header (Qt6-only) * Use QAccessibilityClient6 as package name for Qt6 version * Use variable to hold CMake config name, also targets file name * Install headers into QAccessibilityClient/ visibility layer * Move version setup into src/ subdir * Use generic target name for generated library * Move library target property setting next to declaration * Move CMake config template file into src/ subdir * Remove unimplemented methods * Use ECM master when building for Qt6 * Use CamelCase includes * Fix finding the unit test helper executable * Add FreeBSD Qt6 CI support * Add Gitlab CI * Remove duplicate header between cpp/h files * We depend against qt5.15 * Use -qt6 when we build against qt6 * Fix find_package * Fix signals * Adapt build system for building against qt6 * It's already define in ecm * Make compile with strict compile flags * Make building without deprecated methods * Fix some compile error * Add CI definitions information for seed job * Use more target-centric cmake code * Use GenerateExportHeader * Remove module prefixe from Qt includes * Do not use deprecate QFlatgs(nullptr) constructor * Fix member init order to match definition order * Clean up include dirs * Convert license statements to SPDX expressions * Add support for AccessibleId property * Update README.md a bit * Support API documentation generation with kapidox * Remove the references to projects.kde.org * Fix qstring minor optimization * Port setMargins * Use only undeprecated KDEInstallDirs variables * KDECMakeSettings already cares for CMAKE_AUTOMOC and BUILD_TESTING * Fix use in cross compilation * Q_ENUMS -> Q_ENUM * more complete release instructions
Phonon 4.12.0 and Phonon-VLC (phonon-backend-vlc) have new releases today which add Qt 6 support. These tars will by default build Qt 5 and 6 at the same time and we advise distros to ship both builds.
Phonon GStreamer (phonon-backend-gstreamer) is deprecated and we do not advise to use it.
Nominations close midnight UK 19th September 2023 (this will not be extended)
Shortlist of up to 3 nominees per category announced 18th October 2023
Winners Announced 20th November 2023: Black Tie Awards Ceremony and dinner at House of Lords sponsored by Lord Vaizey, 6-10.30pm, tickets limited
Self nominations are very welcome. If you know fit into the categories or have a project or company which does or know anyone else who does then fill in the form and say why it’s deserved. You might get fame and glory or at the least a dinner in the house of lords.
Here is a Twitter thread I posted in January 2021 about insulating a Scottish stone house. There’s seemingly no knowledge in the industry or in government agencies about how to do this so we had to research and project manage it myself including most of the labour (lockdown and budgets ment we could hire one guy to help but not all the time). You can’t get grants or loans for self build projects. The Scottish government plan for mass home insulation (the only proven way to reduce household greenhouse emotions) is pretty much a failure from my experience. Anywhere here’s how..
We found an old fire place. We scrubbed the walls with metal brushes and an industrial hoover. It took an age In one of the rooms we found an old fire place
The we lifted some floor boards and put gutex wood fibre around the edge of the outside walls. Can’t find a pic so you’ll need to imagine it
Then we put diathonite on the walls. It’s a nice mix of diatomaceous earth, cork and lime. Solid but breathable. Insulating too. We added some more and some more until the wall were mostly straight.
Then we cut and stuck @Gutex_Daemmung thermoroom onto the diathonite walls. It needs an adhesive to glue on the wall, I’ve no idea what’s it’s made of. We used 4cm thick.Gutex thermofibre goes between the skeilings which are the 45° roof slopes. It’s wood fibre which feels a bit like wool insulation.And the Gutex Multitherm to cover the coombsNext it’s time for the @lime_products plaster, it needs two coats and a mesh cut and pushed into the first. Plaster can be smoothed after but if you don’t then it looks more authentic like a French farm house.I took some metal brush drill bits and scrubbed up the fire place cover we discoveredPaint the walls with @AuroUK natural breathable paint. Buy some expensive wallpaper including lining paper for the inside and feature wall. Cut shelves and block off the chimney with marine ply and fix on the fireplace cover with muckle @fischerfixingsBuy an oak mantel piece, fancy wallpaper and lining, some classic furniture and a real wool carpet, use decent underlay but be warned it’s slow to fit it in. Voila, tower room now insulated and looks good and stone work will remain solid for many more years.