well, it's hump day again: the middle of the week as marked by wednesday. did a bit of kde4 porting work today as kdelibs_snapshot was updated due to hamish rodda's huge reworking on kaction. the gap between qt-only code and kde code is diminished, we have fewer kde-specific lines of code to maintain and this will likely pave the way to other nice things like giving us a path forward for (or even away from) xmlgui as it currently is.
this update means a lot of stuff in trunk/ doesn't compile again, so the more people working on helping port the better =) the next big change in the pipes that i know of is the improved internationalization support that the localization team has been working on for a while now.
today i received my brazillian ... travel visa ;) so i can make it across the border legally in april. huzzah! given when i mailed the forms to them and how long canada post takes to deliver registered mail i'm guessing they turned the app around in ~10 business days. not bad =) george staikos apparently had a bit of a harder time with the process, but since he applied before i did i'm going to assume he paved the way for smooth sailing...
i had to re-book my flights for the qt developer roadshow event i'll be attending. i was supposed to be in chicago then houston, but now it's just houston. since they had purchased non-electronic tickets i had to drive to the airport today to get them changed. if you're in the houston area and want to hook up for a dinner or drinks one evening (i've got two free evenings, i think) let me know =)
it also appears rather likely that zack will be popping up for another visit next month. given that the kdelibs reorg is just around the corner, it looks like it'll be prime hunting season for plasma.
also of note: the technical working group (twg) announced today a slight relaxation on feature commits for 3.5 so that patches that already exist and are well tested can go into 3.5 as long as a few conditions are met (e.g. not breaking other freezes such as string freezes, must already be developed, must get some testing in an independent release, etc) so the next couple of releases of 3.5 should be more interesting than usual. they did remind everyone that the prime target is still kde4, of course, and that's where we are putting our main efforts.