Posted by grundleborg on February 20, 2009
I haven’t been writing here regularly since last Summer but I think its finally time to get back to regular updates on what I’m doing in KDE. However, this long absence from the planet doesn’t mean I haven’t been contributing.
I’ve been working madly for the last couple of months on getting the infrastructure in place in KDE for widespread use of Telepathy. Nothing exciting to show off yet, but I will be posting regular updates on the progress of this work, starting imminently.
It’s great to see the plasma browser plugin being mentioned and played with again. I plan to work on making it more than just a proof-of-concept again soon, but not just yet. I’m waiting until a secure ecmascript API is in place for plasmoids. Otherwise, as people rightly pointed out on the original blog post comments, it would be a security disaster. Perhaps the KDE 4.4 timeframe will be the right time to resume development of it.
Also, I’m really happy to see the Bugsquad still going strong… This incarnation is rapidly approaching its first anniversary – perhaps we should find some bug-tastic way of celebrating…
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Posted by grundleborg on May 31, 2008
I’m sorry, but I’m writing yet another post today! Tomorrow (Sunday, June 1st) we will have another Konqueror Bug Triage Day. Details, as usual on Techbase. Hopefully we can finish the Konqueror-general bugs at last this weekend!
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last three months, here’s the obligatory introduction to Bug Days.
Bug Days are run regularly by the Bugsquad. We take an application and look through all its old bug reports, seeing which of them can be reproduced on recent versions of KDE, and which cannot. For those bugs that still exist, we try to provide as much detail as possible to make it easier for the developers to fix them. Bug Days are a great way to contribute to KDE because you don’t need any programming knowledge – just a copy of a recent version of KDE (or if you don’t have that, use KDE4daily or the Bugsquad LiveCD). Come to #kde-bugs on irc.freenode.net where we coordinate the day’s work. You can come for as short or long a time as you like – every little helps!
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Posted by grundleborg on May 18, 2008
Bug Day 4 has begun. Come and help us clean up konqueror bugs. We’re gathering in #kde-bugs at this moment!
In case you don’t already know Bug Days are a great way to help KDE, even if you have no programming experience at all. The Bugsquad are a really friendly bunch, honest, so don’t worry about asking dumb questions – we won’t flame you!
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Posted by grundleborg on May 14, 2008
Would you know it, its almost 2 weeks since the last bug day, so its time to get psyched up for the next one. Bug Day 4. We’ll be continuing the work started last time on the Konqueror-general bugs. There’s an article on the dot that gives the details of exactly what’s going on. I won’t repeat that all here, but the important point is, anyone can do Bug Triage… that includes you! So come along to #kde-bugs on Sunday and help make KDE rock even more.
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Posted by grundleborg on May 4, 2008
Not only is it Star Wars day today, it is also Bug Day 3. So don’t miss out. Come on down to irc.freenode.org and join #kde-bugs to hit the party. Today we’re triaging some general Konqueror bugs. It’s great fun, really addictive and the best part is YOU can do it! You don’t need to be a programmer, nor do you need any prior experience of bug triaging. Our friendly Bugsquad will answer all your questions whatever your level of experience. So why wait any longer? Join #kde-bugs now!
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Posted by grundleborg on May 3, 2008
As previously announced, bug day 3 will take place tomorrow (Sunday) with the usual start time of 0:00 UTC (although early and/or late arrivals are, of course, welcome). In the first two bug days, we dealt with KHTML’s bugs. For bug day 3, we are moving on to general konqueror bugs, and there’s even more of them (1640 at last count). So, if you want to join in (no programming skills required), come to #kde-bugs on irc.freenode.net tomorrow and say hello. There is also a Techbase page containing more details.
In case you’re getting bored with konqueror bug triage, the bugquad will be organising something a bit different in the near future, so keep your eyes on planet.kde.org early next week to find out first what we are planning.
Posted in Bugsquad, KDE | Tagged: Bugsquad, KDE, konqueror, triage | 1 Comment »
Posted by grundleborg on April 19, 2008
Don’t forget, bug day 2 is tomorrow – 20th April. Come and join the fun – yes that means YOU! By reading this blog, you almost certainly meet the one requirement to join the bug squad – you’re a KDE user. Read my earlier post to find out more.
We also have some bugs that require setups we don’t all have available to test. So, if you can meet any of the requirements below, please come to #kde-bugs on irc.freenode.net and shout out to us any day, any time. We’d love to have your help to assess just a few bugs.
- Your computer is set to Japanese locale.
- You know about or use right-to-left languages like, for example, Arabic.
- You can read hindi (Devanagari script).
- You have a slow computer (<1GHz) running KDE
If you fit any of the criteria listed above, please drop by on IRC and shout. We’d really appreciate your help to fix a few bugs.
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Posted by grundleborg on April 4, 2008
Thanks to the wonderful KDE sysadmins, the bugsquad now has its very own, shiny new mailing list: bugsquad AT kde DOT org. So, if your interested in helping make KDE even better by triaging bugs, joining the mailing list is the place to start.
Since I’m writing about bugs, I can’t not remind people about the Konqueror triage day this Sunday (6th April) starting 0:00 UTC. Join the mailing list, come to our irc channel, #kde-bugs, and do your bit to help keep KDE the best free desktop environment. Anyone can do bug triage – all you need is the will to help.
More information on the triage day can be found in my previous blog entry.
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Posted by grundleborg on April 2, 2008
On Sunday April 6th 2008, there will be a bug triage day starting at 0:00 UTC (thats 16:00 PST on Saturday or 02:00 CEST on Sunday) and running until 23:59 UTC. The focus of this day will be Konqueror bugs. The aim is to create test-cases or verify as many bugs as possible. This will help the Konqueror developers be able to fix more bugs more quickly.
All help will be hugely appreciated, and there are minimal requirements to take part. You don’t need to be a programmer to take part – this is a perfect opportunity for users wanting to support KDE to help out. You can stay for as long or as short a time as you like, and can join at any point during the 24 hour period.
All that you need to take part is a computer running KDE 4.0.x or SVN trunk. We will coordinate the day via irc on the channel #kde-bugs on irc.freenode.net. Please be sure to join that channel if you want to join in.
For more information, please see the techbase page.
Posted in Bugsquad, KDE | Tagged: bugs, Bugsquad, khtml, konqueror, triage | 4 Comments »