Preparing for N7Y

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…

Use the Force, arved

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 :-).