Saturday, September 22, 2007

Colors, Picross, and Comminuty

Hey, it's been a while since I've posted. (insert standard excuse here) Some good things have happened since last time though. I somehow got involved with the colors kcm helping mwoelke with that a bit. It moved into trunk this week, and is somewhat functional, you can set your colors and apply/ok work, but saving/loading color schemes is not in place yet, and the effects page does nothing yet. Also an issue has been discovered in kwin when using the colors kcm or the composite kcm with composite turned on, it hangs on apply in both unless rivo or Seli got that fixed already.

In other news, in my daily reading on I read that kdenonbeta stuff is to be moved soon, so I checked out what was in there, and found KPicross, a picross game Zack made on a plane trip years ago. I just got back into picross with Picross DS and would like to see kpicross come back to life. So I asked Zack about it, and moved it into playground. I spent some time on it today, and got it ported to Qt 4 and KDE 4 and got it scaling and using KColorScheme colors for drawing. It's still got a lot of work to make it beautiful like the rest of kdegames, but I just keep imagining sharing picross puzzles with other kde-ers through KHotNewStuff and it keeps me motivated.

Back in kde-edu stuff, Frederik has somehow kept his pace up with fixes to Parley. Some Chinese contributors have donated some chinese vocabulary files that I think I'll be utilizing soon to review chinese characters with as my understanding in #kde-cn is not what it should be.

Anyway, enough rambling, my goals for this weekend are to have colors kcm functional to the point that the only thing missing is saving/loading of scheme files.


Benoit said...

Very good work jeremy; I didn't know you were also doing non-edu stuff, that's a great thing! I mean, there's a reason why KDE accounts are global, it's to encourage people doing exactly what you're doing. With the 4.0 release approaching it's most useful to have more people working in base stuff such as kcm, so thanks a lot.

Anyway I look forward to meeting you at the Edu meeting in Paris (hope you get funding for the plane ticket).

archiveur said...

A picross game : excellent :-) Especially if we can share our creations (and without "friend code" like on the DS).

Go KDE 4 ! :-)

Stephanie said...

i think that's not fair...he can't leave his wife in america and go parading around in PARIS!!!! that's so not fair...especially when we have 2 little kids...more than likely he'll be gone for 3 or 4 (if not more) days and I'll be sad and very frustrated and not know what to do.