Sunday, March 24, 2013

Various news in kdevelop, kdev-python, kdev-qmljs

Before everything else, I want to send a big "thank you" to our hard-working sysadmins who spent so much time and effort recently on fixing the git servers! It's working nicely again.

Other than that, there's various news in kdevelop-land: kdev-python now has a branch which builds against upstream python 3.4 (which is not released yet), there's a few fancy new features in kdev-qmljs (QML / javascript language support for KDevelop), and KDevelop has a new splash screen.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

kdev-python: GHNS support for documentation data

Finally, after a few days of difficult work, it's here: the prototype for kdev-python's new GHNS support for documentation data!
kdev-python now has its own settings module providing GHNS support

Thursday, March 14, 2013

GetHotNewStuff (GHNS) support with a custom server and OCS rant

For up- and downloading documentation files in kdev-python, I wanted to implement support for the KDE GHNS dialog (you know, this thing). In addition to a good GUI dialog which makes it easy for people to generate raw versions of docfiles and edit them a bit, this could be quite effective in supporting binary python modules correctly in the IDE. Sounds easy enough to do, right? The widgets are there... so just use them. It's not quite as easy tough...

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Game: Super Hexagon and Steam on Linux

So, since this blog's title says something about games, and since it has been quite a while since I last blogged about something else than weird electronics experiments and kdev-python plugin development, I feel like I need to write about a game once again. Not that I'd think anyone would read this blog because it's about games... or do you? I doubt it. Does anyone even read this at all? Oh, you do? Ok, alright then.

Anyways, since recently Steam has been ported to Linux, I felt like I'd have to try that out and buy a game to support such efforts of bringing more stuff to the linux desktop (even if you're not interested in gaming -- at least gamers using linux will have many advantages, and if it's only better graphics drivers).