Yesterday I added virtual keyboard support to konsole: select the text area and the software keyboard, if any, appears. This frees me from having to lug around a keyboard with my tablet just to do command line stuff. It was a small patch, nothing fancy, really. Took me maybe 10 minutes.
Today I `zypper dup`d my tablet to get the latest packages and to my wonderment there was a new konsole package. After it installed, I started up konsole and sure enough: on screen keyboard delight!
Less than 24 hours from development to deployment: I wrote and tested it on my laptop yesterday, this morning it is on my tablet which only has packages (to keep it semi-sane for demos and user testing). What more could a developer dream for?
Suse's OBS, which we are using for these things, absolutely rocks. And with this tool enabling their passion, Sebastian and the other Plasma Active packagers are quite simply rocking the house and helping keep the development-deployment-testing-feedback circle small and tight.