today, besides fixing a crasher in plasma on exit and making KConfig delete groups recursively, p. and i mostly hung out. we went out for brunch together, watched a movie, did some (much needed) house work.
i also noticed that the oxygen window decorations now have a visible border around them so that they no longer get lost in the soup. the visual difference between active/inative window borders and menus are still up for grabs, but the window border improvement takes care of one of the major oxygen showstoppers. i saw people working on the issue on irc the other day, and apparently the work has been integrated. yippee, oxycoders!
i also got some new toys to play with today. one is a qt4 irc client and the other one is what i'm using to write this blog entry.
the qt4 irc client is called quassel. i met the dev team when i was in munich last, which is how i found out about this bad boy. what's so cool about quassel? well, besides being done in qt4, it uses a client/server model. think "screen for gui apps", in particular irc in this case. the quassel client connects tothe quassel server to display and interact with the session; once the client disconnects, however, the server maintains the connection and continues sitting there on irc. next time you fire up your quassel client (there's a desktop one and apparently a phone one, too) it picks up exactly where you were. no long will i need to choose between an always-on irc connection and a graphical client. neat.
the project is still young, and i hope the devs open the repo and do a first alpha release soon. release early and often, right? =) seeing as its usable already, it's just a matter of time.
the other toy i got today was kblogger. it's been in playground for a bit so i figured i'd try it out. after a couple of patches to fix compilation and a crash on configuration on first run, it is up and running. i'm using it to compose this entry, actually.
it has a nice little wysiwyg editor (though the yellow background is a bit overpowering; no more so than a post-it note, though, i suppose) and uses libkblog for the blog stuff. it also uses libkipi to help with images you upload. i've found the media support isn't perfect yet (just got a crash with it) but it is in playground for a reason i suppose ;)
it supports multiple blogs and a handfull of different blog targets already. offline blogging will be ultra handy as i can putter away on the blogs during downtime and then sync when i get to a net connection. will be nice for travel. pretty neat stuff all around. i'll have to keep my eye on this app. =)
hmm.. apparently it only supports blogger v1 right now. that sort of sucks for me. or rather, it means i must resist the urge for a late night hacking session to investigate adding blogger v2 support ;) so while i used kblogger to create the entry and what not, i was forced to retreat back to a web browser to do the actual upload. meh. obligatory screenshot: