Spectacle is KDE’s program for taking screenshots. I’d been pointed to its list of “junior jobs” – open bugs that should be fixable by new, aspiring, still-learning, wannabe contributors. I chose one that sounded interesting and within my ability to fix. It involved adding a command to prevent the display of a popup window that […]

Triaging Leads To Fixing

As that more-senior KDE contributor wrote on Reddit, keep looking through the bug reports. Maybe you’ll find one you can fix. I spent some time going through the day’s bug reports, trying to confirm or replicate the reported error. I ran across a number of interesting problems. Some I could recreate, others I couldn’t. At […]

Sidebar: Stockholm

I’m writing this from a hotel room in Stockholm. We’re on a break from life in the States, visiting chilly but pleasant Scandinavia. Yesterday was a 5-hour train ride from Copenhagen, via the ├śresund Bridge, as I first saw it in the Danish/Swedish crime series “The Bridge” (“Bron/Broen“). There wasn’t much to see except snowy, […]

Getting Hooked On KDE

It hasn’t been that long, but I’ve already forgotten what first got me hooked on KDE. I’d used Linux in the past, but only in a passing, utilitarian way. Something about KDE caught my eye, though. Maybe it was the eye candy of the Plasma desktop. Maybe it was learning that Plasma is powered by […]