First experiences with the OpenSUSE Build Service (OBS). 4

As part of my Openismus training, I was recently tasked with packaging a Qt application using the OpenSUSE Build Service (OBS). Here I’ll try to note my first impressions as well as offer some solutions to problems I encountered. Note: This was my first attempt at packaging anything and the application I’m packaging (ConferenceGoer) is ...

Thoughts coming out of the GNOME Developer Documentation and Tools Hackfest

I’m a bit late in the game regarding blogging about the GNOME Developer Documentation and Tools Hackfest that we hosted at the Openismus Berlin office a couple weeks ago. There have been a number of good posts made summarizing what we talked about and worked on. In this post, rather than providing another summary, I’d ...

Getting Openismus ready for the Development Documentation and Tools Hackfest 2

In 2 days the GNOME Development Documentation and Tools Hackfest starts here in the Openismus office. For the past 2 days we’ve spent a couple hours of each day getting things ready. We’ve designated two rooms as hacker rooms. Our central common area will be the main sit-down hacking area. And the front room will ...

MeeGo Conference 2010, Dublin 3

Last Thursday I and the other Openismus folks returned from our visit to Dublin for the first MeeGo Conference. Here is a summary of the conference and my impressions of it. Note: If this post is a bit long for you jump to the last section. Day 0: Six of us from Openismus arrived at ...

Using xmodmap to change the keyboard layout

One of the first things I do whenever I get on a new computer is to go the GNOME keyboard preference dialog and switch caps lock and the left control. While this has sufficed in the past, I now have a situation where I’d like to do a more complicated keyboard modification. Note: The following ...

Introducing Merkmal, a concentration game for GNOME. 1

For the last few week I’ve been working on a version of GMemory written using the gtkmm and cluttermm bindings. The project is called Merkmal. Currently the functionality is on par with that of GMemory. It requires at least cluttermm 1.1.2, clutter-gtkmm 0.9.6. Here is a video of Merkmal in action. As you should see, ...

Debugging reference counting in GNOME C++ bindings with GDB

Overview For the last couple days I’ve been tracking down some reference counting problems in cluttermm. In the course of this I’ve been working on figuring out how GDB can help me do this. Here is what I’ve come up with. If you have improvements please let me know. Watching the reference count variable The ...

New Flat and the Internet Gap

We slept in the new flat for the first time last night. As usual, at least in Germany, it’s going to take a few weeks to get DSL connected. In our case, DSL gets connected on the 30th. This used to be the time when I’d fall into a deep depression due to withdrawal issues. ...

Introducing GMemory v0.1 3

For the last few weeks I’ve been working on a small concentration game called GMemory. This was done as a part of the Openismus trainee program. Update: See below. For those not familiar with the game Concentration, or Memory as I grew up knowing it, the basic idea is that one has a number of ...

Openismus 7

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ll be moving back to Berlin at the end of May. Making the move has become even more exciting after learning that I’ve been chosen as one of the new trainees for Openismus. Since Murray has made the announcement, I thought I’d introduce myself to the community. First ...