in 12 hours i begin the journey to the Calgary International Airport, bound for two conferences in Hawaii: TPOSSCON and the FSG's Unix Accessibility Conference. i'll be blogging at least daily during those events and posting pictures throughout. should be fun. i'm giving two presentations at TPOSSCON, one on wednesday and one on friday.
right now i'm doing my usual run-around-like-a-chicken-with-his-head-cut-off thing that i do the day before travelling somewhere. housework, packing, last minute details...
sadly, i've had to (hopefully temporarily) disable anonymous replies to my blog due to knobs spamming the comments with pornvertisements. dicks. (excuse the pun).
kicker is finally coming together. there's still a number of regressions and bugs to deal with before it's release-worthy, but a lot of stuff has been dealt with. the mouseover handling is better but not perfect, the menubar panel doesn't come and go with the desktop menubar settings, autogrow panels still suck and buttons still appear in the wrong place when created. but we're getting there.
i added kiosk support to kicker as well, so you can now lock down individual panels, individual buttons/applets and control adding/removing of applets as well. hooray! it wasn't a lot of additional code, but very finicky and often the logic was easiest to put in the "wrong" place. really helped highlight some additional weaknesses in the design of kicker that i'll have to address in KDE4.
there's also been some nice contributions recently. Jessica Hall did up KConfigXT files for kicker and Stefan Nikolaus appeared out of nowhere slinging patches to fix bugs. both have gotten CVS accounts in the last month or so. it's great to see new people constantly arriving on the scene and doing cool stuff.
my next post will be from warmer climes. hooray!