Woshibon weekend

Phew, what a week, I’m so glad it’s over. To begin with, I had  exams this entire week, which essentially meant I could not contribute to either KDE or Kubuntu , and seeing how I absolutely hate coursework, it felt like an eternity :P

But, at the end of the week, I started working on a couple of things that I targeted to complete before the weekend ended ( yeah, I find coding helps me relieve stress, weird ) . So, I started off by packaging a couple of things for Kubuntu, for eg. digikam 2.1.1  ( Landing soon in Oneiric ! )

Next up was Telepathy KDE, the awesome guys who are working hard to bring a new collaborative framework to KDE,  since they had  a sprint going on in Cambridge ( which i could not attend due to these  darned exams ) , I got super charged by the constant stream of Planet KDE posts and bug mail ( a ton of bug mail at that ) and tried to finish off this awesome feature which allows you to save custom presence messages. I had no knowledge of KConfigEntry and after fiddling around a bit, I finally implemented everything. Only 2 bugs need to be sorted out and then i’ll be putting them up on the KDE Review Board for merging. Here’s a screenshot of what the feature looks like :

I also managed to set the currently selected status as Bold + Italicized, so that’s going to be released as a part of the 0.2 release.

And last but most certainly not the least me and Harald started implementing a iCal file parser in Qt. It was loads of fun and the code can be found here  on my github repository. The aim is to write a QML frontend to parse UDS iCal files and make a frontend in QML that displays the UDS Schedule. The parser still has a long way to go, but for now, it gets the job done.  It can also be used for other stuff that i leave up to your imagination ;)

I also started reading the ICE RFC because I recently got introduced to NAT traversal and  found it to be quite fascinating. The RFC itself is quite exhaustive and I probably won’t be able to finish it before the end of the month.

Oh, we were also hit by an earthquake a couple of hours ago, I couldn’t even feel it whereas the media is making a big hype about it here, there was a similar incidence a couple of weeks back as well, another earthquake, and that was the one I could actually feel.

So, that was my week, how did yours go? :D

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About Rohan Garg

Software Engineer working on KDE and Kubuntu at Blue Systems

7 responses to “Woshibon weekend

  1. It was in Cambridge, not London.

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    • shadeslayer

      Yep, but, we needed a Qt only library that returns a list of QObjects* which had a property for every iCalendar key , and kcalcore is more of a KDE oriented class. We needed something quick and dirty that we could use as a backend for a QML app.

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      • Hmm, strange. I thought KCalCore was usable from Qt already, it is after all the basis of calendar support on Maemo/MeeGo.

        So I take it you don’t plan to use this in the long run, right? (doesn’t use libical as the actual parser as far as I can see).

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  2. TheGhost

    Great news, that digikam 2.1.1 will make it into Oneiric :) Thanx man

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