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For those of you who are following the calculator debate on Planet KDE, here is some more ideas:

Give the ordinary calculator, with buttons, a results history and a command line, reflecting what you type or click. Then make it possible to type more advanced commands such as sin, cos, sqrt, etc.

In the typing mode, introduce variables. There must be a few such as mem for the memory functions M+, M-, MR and MC, and ans for the last result.

For the brave user, also introduce a 2D plot with a free variable, such as x. Simply type plot( formula, from, to ) and you get a second window with the plot. Perhaps a matlab-like behaviour, where one can keep plotting in one window would be useful.

I just got a mail from an old friend of mine claiming the the Qt Widget Gallery is to be considered as "developer p0rn". I'm not sure that I even want to know what he is trying to say, but it kind of puts me in the same class as this site (kind of safe-for-work, given a sense of humor).

On the AMD64 front, I'm having some problems getting urpmi to play nice. For example koffice won't install due to a missed libarts1 due to a missing libjack which I know that I have. This makes me annoyed. Perhaps gentoo could help, but I'd rather use the AMD64 port of Debian...

A new version of the gallery with more Qwt widgets is here!

Philosophical question: Should one get a work closer to home with better pay even though it means doing things like "Calendar integration in Exchange"?

This question is very concrete in my world right now...

I'm finally back from the UML course. It was, by far, the best course I've ever attended. The teacher, Milan Kratochvil, did a superb job.

Also, I got a new chapter for the french translation. This time about XML. Enjoy!

The Qt Widget Gallery is slowing making progress. This time I've started to consider how to integrate KDE widgets into it. The easiest way would be to add a new section called something like 'KDE Widgets' and simply put them there, but no, that is not the Right Way.

So, to my question. Is there any KDE hacker here who is willing to tell me which widgets in the kdeui library that are simply a KDE-ified version of a Qt version (for which I can just place an additional documentation link from the Qt widget's page) and which are new KDE widgets that haven't got a corresponding Qt widget?

Yesterday I told you what the gallery script could do, now I show you. HTML and Plastik are rendered on my linux box while the sgi and windows styles are built on a machine running w2k.

The Qt Widget Gallery script has now been updated to near perfection. Now I can ask other users (Windows users and Mac uses) to provide screenshots and still generate all the html in one place. Also, it automatically generates links to:

The problem is that the script actually builds and executes binaries. This means that the widget database could be a security problem...

nedit now works. Simply download the binaries from nedit.org instead of using Mandrakes rpms. Now, all I miss is JuK, and it is only available as a part of KDE 3.3. It would feel odd to use Mandrake, the plug-and-play Linux distro, and then build KDE from source...

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