Room 23: Surviving a Brain Hemorrhage

Room 23 is the true story of Kavita Basi.  An English lady in the prime of life, healthy with friends, family and career who one day had a headache which rapidly turned into an emergency trip to hospital.  Aquired brain … Read More

It’s not uncommon to come across some dusty corner of KDE which hasn’t been touched in ages and has only half implemented features. One of the joys of KDE is being able to plunge in and fix any such problem … Read More

Planet KDE Categories

Jings no wonder people find computer programming scary when the most easily accessible lanugage, JavaScript, is also the most messy one. Occationally people would mention to me that the categories on Planet KDE didn’t work and eventually I looked into … Read More

Planet KDE Twitter Feed

Some years ago I added an embedded Twitter feed to the side of Planet KDE.  This replaced the earlier feed manually curated feeds from and twitter which people added but had since died out (in the case of … Read More

Red Hat and KDE

By a strange coincidence the news broke this morning that RHEL is deprecating KDE. The real surprise here is that RHEL supported KDE all.  Back in the 90s they were entirely against KDE and put lots of effort into our friendly … Read More

kgraphviewer 2.4.3

KGraphViewer, your favourite visualiser of .dot files, has a new update. Switch KgvPageLayout to QPageSize for page size handling Avoid double top-level layout in KGVSimplePrintingPageSetup Fix layout of page layout & size dialog Remove unused dependency KIO Fix minor typo … Read More

KDE neon Bionic Update

The work to rebase KDE neon on Bionic is progressing. Apologies if it feels slow but it’s keeping our infrastructure busy while continuing with the xenial builds alongside.  I’ve just managed to get the package version check to turn green … Read More

A Decade of Plasma

I realised that it’s now a decade of KDE releasing its Plasma desktop.  The KDE 4 release event was in January 2008.  Google were kind enough to give us their office space and smoothies and hot tubs to give some … Read More

Maintenance of Tenement Communal Property

There is a motion discussing Maintenance of Tenement Communal Property next week in parliament which asks that “the government should review the situation and consider any legislative changes, new initiatives, enhanced use of existing rules and/or further action by local authorities … Read More

On Brexit

In 2015 the Conservative party won the UK election on a manifesto promise of holding a referendum on the UK’s EU membership.  I highlighted this by changing my Facebook profile picture but was told this was unnecessary. The referendum was … Read More

KGraphViewer 2.4.2

KGraphViewer 2.4.2 has been released. KGraphViewer is a visualiser for Graphviz’s DOT format of graphs. Changelog compared to 2.4.0: add missing find dependency macro Fix broken reloading and broken layout changing due to lost filename kgraphviewer_part.rc: set … Read More

Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue

I went on the Glenmore Lodge to take the kayak out for the day.  It was led by elite surf paddlers Tracy and Ian Sherrington and a couple of other staff and there was about 14 of us punters there.  … Read More

KGraphViewer 2.4.0

KGraphViewer 2.4.0 has been released. KGraphViewer is a visualiser for Graphviz’s DOT format of graphs. This ports KGraphViewer to use KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5. It can be used by massif-visualizer to add graphing features. Download from: … Read More

massif-visualizer 0.7.0 released

Massif Visualizer is a visualiser for output generated by Valgrind’s massif tool.  It shows you graphs which measure how much heap memory your program uses. Download link: sha256: f8a4cc23c80a259a9edac989e957c48ed308cf9da9caeef19eec3ffb52361f6d  massif-visualizer-0.7.0.tar.xz PGP signature is mine: Jonathan Riddell with 0xEC94D18F7F05997E. It has an … Read More

QQC2 Desktop Style Beta Release

Using Breeze Using Oxygen qqc2-desktop-style is a style for Qt Quick Controls 2 to make it follow your desktop’s theme. It will be released with a future release of KDE Frameworks 5 but in the mean time it’s due to be … Read More

ISO Image Writer Alpha 0.2

New release of ISO Image Writer === Alpha 0.2, 4 August 2017 === *Verification in a thread to not block UI *Verifies Arch ISOs *Build fixes GPG verification: Key fingerprint = 2D1D 5B05 8835 7787 DE9E E225 EC94 D18F 7F05 … Read More