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 🙂 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 […]
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 […]
Tanglu update & release plans
Long time with no article about Tanglu! This was mainly because we were busy with the project itself, improving various aspects of the distribution. So, here is a new summary on what has been done and what you can expect from the first release 😉 Tanglu QA We further improved the automatic archive QA. There […]
PackageKit, AppStream and Listaller – A status report
I was asked by some people to write a status report about the whole PK/AS/LI stuff – sorry guys that it took so much time to write it ;-). PackageKit (PackageKit is an abstraction layer for package-management systems, allowing applications to access the package-manager using simple DBus calls) PackageKit is an incredibly successful project. With […]
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. 🙂 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 […]
Hi everyone! Today I make an announcement I thought I would never ever make. But things changed. Discussion about this has a long history, starting as a non-serious suggestion at DesktopSummit 2011, continued with people on IRC, but it was decided back then that it wouldn’t be worth the effort. This has changed too, and […]
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 […]
Listaller, AppStream & “GNOME-Apps”
I think many of you read the recent announcements and blog posts about “GNOME-Apps”, like this one. Initially I wanted to be at FOSDEM and attend the GNOME hackfest were this was discussed too, but university binds me here so I was unable to come (which is really unfortunate). Some people asked me what the […]
Where is Daniel Nicoletti?
Hello! This blogpost is personal and not technology-related at all, but I would appreciate it if you would read it anyway, in this case. Generally, I don’t like sending off-topic posts to the Planets, but this is an extreme situation and I feel it is important that you know what has happened. First of all, […]