from the there-are-no-miracles-like-the-small-miracles dpt, KDE4 is getting a new XEmbed class. finally! the one in KDE3 has been my bane! thanks to Andreas for making it happen, and to Zack Baby for keeping us abreast on its progress on kde-core-devel. smooches to the both of you.
on Sunday i'll be attending an online meeting with the SuperKaramba developers to discuss the future of kicker and SuperKaramba for KDE4. my hope is to merge them along with kdesktop into one coherent, beautiful and efficient application. imagine if you could write an applet in C++, ECMAScript (KJSEmbed), Ruby or Python and have it appear on the desktop, on a panel or on a top-level floating plane (think dashboard). now imagine if sandboxed applets written in interpreted languages could be one-click installed via GetHotNewStuff. with the help of the KDE artist community, eye-candy developers and hopefully people such as the SuperKaramba developers superkickerdesktop will be a sight to behold. done right, it will even be more performant than what we have in KDE3. i have half an eye on basKet, too. KDE4 is going to be fun.
this morning it snowed. May; snow; wtf. and then, just to mess with me some more, it got sunny in the afternoon. so i stepped out and took some pictures of the tree in my front yard. from there i went a block down the street to meet up with some KDE users.
i received an email from a fellow named Douglas who had questions about KWallet and had found me via google. after finding out the company he works uses Linux for the operating system in the devices they make and that the developers use KDE on their machines, i visited their website to find out that they are literally a block away from my house. hah. funny that it took google to find out about KDE users a block away.
so i stopped by (unannounced) with a cup a coffee and Douglas and i had a great visit. he showed me what they were working on, and it's some pretty cool stuff indeed. turns out he's a pilot as well; we might end up going flying in fact. woo!
tonight Mahlah phoned me in a state because Peyton was having a screaming fit. in fact, he'd been having a cry for around an hour and she was at her wit's end. being a parent is not all rewards all the time. so, dripping wet sitting naked on a towel in the middle of my living room (i had been soaking in a hot bath), i got on the phone with him and he calmed down pretty much immediately. i told him a story about Roo and the hefalump and he tucked himself into bed. AA Milne, you rocked man.
not as much as Zack, of course. but pretty damn close.