Monthly Archives: November 2006

KOffice 1.6.1

The first bug fix release of KOffice 1.6 is out. With a lot of bug fixes in all the applications, and mostly kexi and krita which were the most actively developed in the 1.6 cycle. This version also include a … Continue reading

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Fast startup with valgrind

Thanks to Frank and Thiago for giving me that tip: if you are not interested in profiling the startup of your application, just launch valgrind with –instr-atstart=off, and then reactivate profiling, with “callgrind_control -i on”. This will make startup be … Continue reading

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A practical exemple of optimization : krita's loading (developement version)

It’s really easier to blame the hardware for the slowness of your software, and to sit idly while the law of Moore increase the speed of computers. On the other hand it’s also easy to track little mistake that can … Continue reading

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The tools to optimize your application

“Premature optimization is the root of all evil” is probably the most respected rule in the development of Krita. But now that we have made three major releases, and even if the development version is under heavy refactoring, most of … Continue reading

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WaterCoolor

I have been thinking for a long time about a replacement for my old dying mascot, a vectorial happy chap with raising hand, which I used in the new skin for my web site that I have been developing for … Continue reading

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