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  • Committing into multiple KDE branches

    By on February 7, 2008

    A while ago, KDE branched the 4.0.x releases into their own subversion branch directory. This reminded me that I’ve been using a little script for a while which comes in quite handy when you want to commit a patch to multiple branches. The script is called ‘ilc’ (which originally...

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  • Hamburg's KDE4 Release Party

    By on January 21, 2008

    Last friday a few fellow KDE-attached colleagues and me made our way to the KDE4 release party which was held at the mighty fine offices of freiheit.com. Since there wasn’t much time left for Sven to organize the whole thing,  I was (more than) sceptical that there would be...

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  • "Sold Out" Hanseatic KDE Party

    By on January 19, 2008

    When the car* manned with our delegation of KDE developers paved its way through the dark and rainy streets of Hamburg I was expecting at most 10 guests (including us) to show up at the local branch of the worldwide KDE 4 release party. The place was crowded! The...

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  • KDE 4 Release Party in Hamburg

    By on January 14, 2008

    Is the Swedish tradition of throwing “used” Christmas trees out of the window on a certain day a real one? That’s what a commercial of the furniture store IKEA wants us to believe at least. I don’t know which day would have been the right one but it was...

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  • Plasmoids everywhere

    By on November 3, 2007

    KDE 4 is all about clocks. As I did not want to miss them while browsing the Net I sat down and extended Frerich’s Plasmoid Viewer code (a Workspace utility) to not only be a standalone program but also come along as a KPart. It can be embedded into...

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  • The KHTML Future FAQ

    By on October 23, 2007

    As people on #khtml and elsewhere keep asking the same type of questions I will summarize some of the answers that I can give and which – to my best knowledge – should match the view of other maintainers. This is to inform contributors, bug reporters, other helpers and...

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  • New hardware => new KNewsTicker!

    By on October 21, 2007

    My kind employer decided to grant me a brand new ThinkPad R61 – yay! Not only does this new machine allow my to play my beloved World of Warcraft in all its graphical glory, it also made me spend most of this weekend on hacking KDE4. I decided to...

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  • Checking a QTableWidget object against some test data

    By on October 18, 2007

    A common problem when developing test scripts for Qt application is that some table should be checked for whether it contains the correct data. In particular, the expected data is stored in an external file and the test script should load the file and then compare its contents against...

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  • Interview: Squish's Advantages over QTP

    By on October 10, 2007

    Hi! You can read an interview with one of our Squish for Java users on our web site. It talkes about their test automation process and why they chose Squish over Mercury’s (now it’s actually HP) Quick Test Pro.

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  • Returned from Redwood City

    By on October 7, 2007

    We returned from the first of two Trolltech Developer Day’s events on Friday evening. There surely are many theories on how to best fight the jet lag but I dediced to simply do what my body asked for and gave in on any of the sudden urges to sleep...

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  • Getting ready

    By on September 25, 2007

    Same procedure as every year: we are preparing everything for our appearance at the Trolltech Developer Days in California and Munich, Germany. This year Frerich will join me for the trip to Redwood City and Rainer will go down to Munich with Reggie. We’ll be conducting a quiz again....

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  • New office and the pains of moving

    By on August 22, 2007

    Now that we have been in our new office for nearly 4 weeks we are finally sattled enough to find some time to write about it. In the last week of July we moved to nice and new offices. Due to our steady growth it got a bit too...

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  • Finalized return from aKademy

    By on July 12, 2007

    This year’s KDE conference was again worthwhile going to. Wish I had been able to stay longer. Talks were good and seeing familiar and new faces proved to be very nice again. I might be in the minority but in my opinion the initial lack of an Internet connection...

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  • Java Forum Stuttgart

    By on July 6, 2007

    Yesterday we attended the Java Forum Stuttgart (JFS), a Java conference organized by the Java User Group Stuttgart e.V. We had a booth there where we presented Squish and I also gave a talk. Lately we have been to quite a few conferences. The JFS really was one of...

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  • Carbon/Cocoa Inter Thread Communication

    By on July 3, 2007

    Apple has a nice overview of thread communication means in their multithreading documentation (for both, Carbon and Carbon). However, I think the documentation is missing another technique that is very simple.

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  • Squish for Qt: combine source and binary package

    By on July 2, 2007

    Squish for Qt is available as a binary package and a source package. The binary package is available for common platforms and compilers, but sometimes the Qt version you need is missing. Or maybe it is there, but it was built with a Qt configuration that does not match...

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  • 4th Anniversary

    By on June 29, 2007

    In two days our company froglogic will have it’s 4th anniversary. The past 4 years have been very exciting times for us. Harri and I started the company in July 2003 (the hottest summer I can remember), after just having relocated to Hamburg. At this time the economy was...

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  • Programmer's beverage

    By on June 26, 2007

    Most programmers have a favorite beverage they like and need for programming. For some it is coffee and for others it is some cola brand. I was never one of these: I always preferred tea over coffee (and I know quite a bunch who prefer tea as well). Here...

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  • Complex Testdata in Squish

    By on June 25, 2007

    Squish has support for testdata: you can specify a tab (or comma) separated list of data, store it in an external file and iterate over each line of it with its scripting API (and access the fields of each line). Squish also has a builtin editor to edit such...

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  • Extending the script bindings for Java

    By on June 12, 2007

    Testing with the Squish Qt edition, one can add (from the Squish documentation) var num = QInputDialog.getInteger( "Require User Input", "How many pages have been printed?" ); in the scripts. So testers can fill-in data that the program can’t see. Unfortunately testing with the Java edition and using the...

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