I arrived at NoveHrady. On the train I met Jowenn and Lucijan Busch.
At the Station, Rudi Ettrich awaited us and drove us to the Kastle.
There is a very nice banner across the entrance telling everyone that the KDE
Developers Conference is there.
The Kastle is quite old and a real maze. I needed quite some time to find my room, the toilet, the Hackcenter, the Conference room everything. What I still haven’t found is something to eat….
No entry the last three days. I have been busy preparing my laptop for n7y and packing my bag. Today I am travelling to Novehrady. My train will leave in 2 hours. Hopefully there will be a net connection, so I can add some blog entries. At the moment nobody is online from NoveHrady, so I don’t know what to expect.
At around 20.00pm I had a feeling of success. Finally kdelibs cvs compiled. *YAY!*
There was only one minor nit, that could be fixed easily. Some parts of kdelibs use meinproc to build their documentation. But meinproc is (unnecessarily?)linked with some KDE libraries, that were not installed at the moment they are needed. I worked around this by installing them manual before continuing the build. But frerich also posted a patch. I think I will try this on sauna after I successfully finished the installation on annamirl :-).
I got stuck with kdelibs yesterday. Today I first considered installing qt-copy, but then I found the problem. If I pass a CFLAGS value to make it overrides the CFLAGS determined by configure.
Now my Laptop is happily compiling kdelibs and I wait until it breaks the next time :-). Unfortunately there is no distcc environment at work so it will take some time. (No, I will not update my work-station to 5.1)
BTW this is the first entry posted from work.
When I woke up today, I decided that it is time to prepare annamirl, my Laptop for Nove Hrady. I need to get a KDE CVS version running, so that everybody thinks I am a 1337 KDE H4x0r. I am probably the only one with FreeBSD over there and I would like to show some of the FreeBSD specific problems to interested (or not) developers.
What comes into my mind are:
- Toolchain problems. How do I get gmake -f Makefile.cvs going with autoconf257 & Co.
- Klaptopdaemon FreeBSD ACPI support. Although the Klaptopdaemon Developers will probably not be there
- aRts problems. There are several issues with aRts on FreeBSD.
If I could resolve one of these issues at N7Y, it will be a great success.
To get KDE CVS going I need to do the following:
- install ccache and distcc. 600Mhz are too slow to hack on KDE
- install autoconf257 and automake17
- install kdelibs, kdebase, arts, kdemultimedia, kdeutils, kdeadmin and perhaps kdenetwork into a seperate prefix
Of course everytime I try to get something done, some people send my patches for ports that need to be committed…
Last week lauri posted a nice poem on IRC.
While reading it loud I noticed how much my english sucks.
It is called “The Chaos” by Gerald Nolst Trenite.
IIRC I first read it during my english lessons at school.
Continue reading “The Chaos”
Yesterday the ORF, Austrian Television was showing “The Return of the Jedi”.
So now I have seen at least two of the famous Starwars movies.
A story that fits into this context: On Friday I felt tempted by the dark side of the force when I was installing some more Accesspoints for the Universities Wireless LAN.
I discovered that the IGW offers Internet Access involuntarily via an open Accesspoint.
One member of the IGW is Peter Purgathofer, A Jedi who uses his lightsaber to teach the students taking his course. (If anyone has a photo please send it to me)
Unfortunately all Computers in the LAN were Macintoshs speaking Appletalk, so I was not able to sniff useful data and stayed on the light side :-).