Category Archives: Open Source

All about my work on open source project, like KOffice/Krita, OpenGTL or Braindump.

KOffice Meeting Spring 2010 – Day 0

The KOffice developers are meeting at the LinuxHotel in Essen for the week-end to start planning the future release and discuss various issues. Today is the coming day, Boudewijn was first on site and was there to welcome me, and … Continue reading

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Institut de la Francophonie numérique sponsoring offer to travel to Libre Graphics Meeting

L’Institut de la Francophonie numérique is sponsoring travel and lodging to the Libre Graphics Meeting in Bruxelles on 27-30 May, for people from one of the country of francophonie, that are not France: Albanie, Arménie, Bénin, Bulgarie, Burkina Faso, Burundi, … Continue reading

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Braindump 0.8.0

A bit overdue, the first release of Braindump is available. It has been a while since I announced the project of making a tool that gather allow to dump your thoughts into an electronic form. For those who have forget … Continue reading

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Krita, a painting application, not really new news

The time when Krita was borne as KImageShop, as a Gimp-for-KDE is long gone. Not sure when this idea was killed, but it is clear that it has never really be the intention of the current team. The ambiguity of … Continue reading

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Krita’s Hackfest, meeting with the Blender guys

During this week, Boudewijn is hosting Sven, Lukas and me for a Krita hackfest, dedicated to bug fixing, performance, UI improvement. Among the major improvements brought by that week are improvement in the memory consumption, thanks to a collaboration between … Continue reading

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The difficult choice of removing features

Adding a new feature is usually considered easy in the open source world, and then it is taken for granted. Removing a feature, on the other hand, it is a different story. It is not about making Krita less useful, … Continue reading

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Krita Meeting 2010 – Day 2

Yesterday was the second day of the krita meeting 2010. It was oriented toward technical discussions, and UI design discussions. In the technical area, I and Dmitry had a long talk on how to improve the filter API, to make … Continue reading

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Krita Meeting 2010 – Day 1

Today was the first real day of the Meeting, we met again in the basement of the Church to be in a place without any possible distraction, and to discuss the vision of Krita, and what we want Krita to … Continue reading

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Krita Meeting 2010 – Day -1

Today right after breakfast with Lukas and Boudewijn and one of his daughter, we got an electricity cut. So when Dmitry arrived from his hotel, despite heavy rain, we decided to go out for a walk in the city, to … Continue reading

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Krita Meeting 2010 – Day -2

After being blocked for three hours at Göteborg’s airport due to bad weather condition with heavy snow fall. I was genuinely impressed by KLM paying us a meal and give us a reduction for the next ticket, which covers almost … Continue reading

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