Coding for fun: A Facebook Photo Connection Graph

Written by on 27.02.2015 | KDE, openSUSE, Qt

Apparently I haven’t blogged in nearly 5 years, wow! Most of my coding for fun in the last few years ended up being on internal systems to my previous company. Well all that’s in the past now, I’m about to start an adventure of traveling for 6 months around Central/South America and South-east Asia. But […]

Iris Recognition Project: Success with Qt

Written by on 21.03.2010 | KDE, openSUSE, Qt

So we just managed to finish our group software project (as part of my course), which I have to say was extremely interesting from start to finish. It was essentially a small project on creating an iris recognition application. The final application could read in an 8-bit greyscale image (as iris recognition devices usually take […]

Vim Cheat Sheet and Config

Written by on 15.01.2010 | KDE, openSUSE

Now that I’ve started coding a lot more, I’ve been extensively using vim. I made a cheat sheet with an upload of my config and plugins for a few friends, so I thought I might as well share it with everybody. They include: a commenting plugin, a buffer explorer plugin, a yankring plugin, betterĀ prolog/Qt syntax […]

NVIDIA on 11.2: kernel header file ‘/usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h’ does not exist

Written by on 18.10.2009 | openSUSE

If you compiled the NVIDIA driver on openSUSE 11.2, while you had all the relevant packages installed (kernel-source, kernel-default-devel if you have the default kernel), you might have been getting this error: The kernel header file ‘/usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h’ does not exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files in ‘/usr/src/linux’ have […]

KDE4 Reloaded Live CDs/USBs; SUSE Studio

Written by on 08.09.2009 | KDE, openSUSE

A couple of advancements have been made available in the SUSE distribution images world, which are worth a mention. KDE 4 Reloaded Live CDs / USBs Firstly, the Build Service recently acquired a functionality to generate your own system images from the build service, and the KDE guys quickly generated openSUSE 11.1 KDE4 “Reloaded” CDs […]

Create Minutes and Logs for your Meetings with bugbot

Written by on 27.08.2009 | KDE, openSUSE

We just completed our first openSUSE project meeting with a newly added plugin to bugbot called MeetBot. This plugin helps with meetings by: Logging the meeting and automatically converting it to a more readable HTML file Automatically generating minutes by listening to specially selected commands (click the link to see an example) Since writing minutes […]

The Open Source President?

Written by on 23.01.2009 | KDE, openSUSE

Encouraging article from the Beeb: “President Obama has said he is prepared to go through the budget “line by line” to cut wasteful spending…” McNealey, asked to write a report on the advantages, comments: “It’s intuitively obvious open source is more cost effective and productive than proprietary software,” …”Open source does not require you to […]

Bugbot for Your KDE IRC Channel

Written by on 20.08.2008 | KDE, openSUSE

With the huge work done by Dirk and others to get Bugzilla to the shiny new version, there is a new feature that I have been able to enable with bugbot: it can now report new bugs from $KDE-product into your channel. For a preview of how this happens, join #kde-bugs-dist. Basically, when there’s a […]

openSUSE 11.0; KDE 4.1 Improvements

Written by on 09.07.2008 | KDE, openSUSE

So the free (to all testers) openSUSE 11.0 box came today, and it’s looking pretty stylish and even comes with a couple of stickers: So far I’ve been really impressed with the latest release. Not only have the reviews been pretty much consistently positive because of some of the shiny new features (like installer and […]

openSUSE 11.0 KDE Sneak Peek

Written by on 17.06.2008 | KDE

Worth a read is the recently published Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: KDE article (digg), which also features a good interview with openSUSE/KDE developer Stephan Binner. It goes over the media changes, the versions of KDE available, and the work done over the last 9 months in the upcoming openSUSE 11.0 release, coming in just […]

Amarok Neon and ATI Drivers for openSUSE

Written by on 13.06.2008 | openSUSE

Two short announcements: Amarok Neon Amarok Neon packages are now being built for openSUSE in the openSUSE Build Service. Join #amarok.neon to help join the testing!

NVIDIA Drivers for openSUSE 11.0

Written by on 13.06.2008 | openSUSE

Since openSUSE 11.0 has just gone gold, Stefan Dirsch has created NVIDIA RPMs for openSUSE 11.0, so they are now all available via 1-Click-Install. See the wiki page for the link and details (it’s the same YMP for openSUSE 10.3). The repository also appears in the community repository list, so you can add it by […]

1-Click-Install for Codecs in openSUSE 11.0 RC1

Written by on 30.05.2008 | openSUSE

With the exams (and University!) having come to an end, I managed to create an updated version of the 1-click-installation for codecs in the latest openSUSE 11.0 RC1. This will be at the exact same place at the old link, as 1-click-install gives you the possibility for different preferences for different distributions. So here are […]

Tracking openSUSE Stories on Digg

Written by on 05.05.2008 | openSUSE

Digg.com can receive an awful lot of submissions, so subscribing to the feed of all its stories (or even just stories from one particular section) can be pretty undesirable. Fortunately you can subscribe to feeds from digg based on keywords; the openSUSE one being: http://digg.com/rss_search?search=opensuse So subscribe to the feed and help digg openSUSE stories! […]

Packaging Day II; KDE Bug Triage Day

Written by on 03.04.2008 | KDE, openSUSE

There are two very nice events happening on IRC over the next few days: Packaging With the openSUSE Build Service II When: Friday, April 4th, 2008 through Saturday, April 5th, 2008 in every timezone. Where: #opensuse-buildservice Another good opportunity to get to grips with the openSUSE Build Service, the easiest way to package your applications […]


Written by on 25.02.2008 | KDE, openSUSE

So the greatest FOSS event of the year has come to an end. Thousands of geeks, hundreds of talks, and just a really wonderful atmosphere everywhere (see the pictures flowing in). I caught up with my backlog of emails and feeds from Friday and the weekend in only 15 minutes, which pretty much sums up […]

News: openSUSE Membership; Community Manager Joe Brockmeier

Written by on 05.02.2008 | openSUSE

Apart from the openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2 release coming this Thursday, there are a couple of exciting things happening in the openSUSE world: openSUSE Membership For a long time the openSUSE project had no fully defined way of distinguishing active and continuously helpful people in the openSUSE project. If you’re in the project then it […]

KGet – KDE’s Download Manager

Written by on 02.02.2008 | KDE, openSUSE

KGet, KDE’s download manager, was ok in KDE 3 but lacking in many areas. KGet in KDE3 Below you can see a screenshot of KGet in KDE3 (taken from Wikipedia): ..and it had some nice things about it: Easy to track multiple downloads and their speeds in one window Integrates well with KDE But it […]

KDE4 Desktop Effects (KWin Composite) Video Tour

Written by on 03.12.2007 | KDE, openSUSE

I’ve now updated to the latest openSUSE KDE4 Packages and got another video (first one being: KDE 4.0 RC1+ Video Tour) to add, and it’s one all about the new KDE 4.0 KWin composite; that is, the new desktop effects that will be available with KDE 4.0. The desktop effects are coming along nicely, with […]

KDE 4.0 RC1+ Video Tour

Written by on 25.11.2007 | KDE, openSUSE

I got the chance to play a little more with KDE4 since the first release candidate was announced, so I made a brief video tour of a few things that particularly interest me. You can easily get going with the openSUSE KDE Packages, KDE 4 Live CD, or the new KDE4Daily QEMU image. KWIN Composite […]

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