Next stop: FOSDEM’14

After years of missing this conference, I will finally make it to Brussels this time! I will even have some talks, one about Listaller (in the lightning-talks section) and one about AppStream and Listaller in the Distributions track. The lightning-talk will explain why distributing (some) applications independent from the distribution makes sense, and how Listaller […]

Tanglu Beta2 now available!

While writing this post, I recognize that we might need a news-blog for Tanglu ­čÖé Since yesterday, we have an (installable!) Beta2 release of Tanglu! Compared to the previous snapshot, it comes with a huge amount of improvements and bugfixes: The systemd journal is now used for logging exclusively. You can install rsyslog to get […]

AppStream Clarifications

While reading stuff posted by others about AppStream, and because of the discussion happening about AppData on kde-core-devel right now, I feel the need to clarify a few things. Especially because some are implementing AppStream in a way which is not really ideal right now. This is to some extend my fault, because I should […]

Paketverwaltungen: Warum ist alles so kompliziert?

(Dieser Artikel ist haupts├Ąchlich, aber nicht ausschlie├člich, eine Antwort auf einen Artikel von [ENC]BladeXP’s Blog) Allgemeines Ich kann leider hier nicht alles ganz detailliert f├╝r Einsteiger erkl├Ąren, da dann dieser Artikel mindestens doppelt so lang werden w├╝rde. Wenn ihr aber Fragen habt, k├Ânnt ihr die gerne in den Kommentaren stellen! Ein kurzer Hinweis am Rande: […]

Tanglu status report

Hello everyone! I am very excited to report about the awesome progress we made with Tanglu, the new Debian-based Linux-Distribution. ­čÖé First of all, some off-topic info: I don’t feel comfortable with posting too much Tanglu stuff to Planet-KDE, as this is often not KDE-related. So, in future Planet-KDE won’t get Tanglu information, unless it […]

A perfect Debian-based distribution?

Disclaimer: This post just sums up a concept for a new distribution which matches certain ideals. It is not the announcement of a new distribution. These are just abstract ideas. (However, if there is high interest in a project like this, it might of course develop into something real…) I have been involved in Debian […]

Release-o-Rama

Many awesome new releases have been made this week so far! PackageKit 0.8.4 The new PackageKit features lots of bugfixes and small improvements. It also contains a few new features, like showing PolicyKit dialogs on the command-line, even if no GUI is running. If you want to try the new PackageKit and are a Debian […]

Listaller Project – To infinity and beyond!

Nearly everyone who’s reading this blog will know about Listaller, a project started by me to make cross-distro 3rd-party software installations possible & secure. This project has been started years ago, and lots of things have changed in the Linux desktop world and down the stack, so I think it is time to look back […]