I am recruiting agressively people to try the new KAlgebra. Its in a beta state, things work but there may be some issues.
It has been tested in GNU/Linux (KUbuntu being precise), Mac OS X and Windows XP SP2. Yes, now it is really multiplatform. 🙂
To compile and use it you need to have Qt4 libraries (both execution and development) and a subversion client (subversion package on linux and tortoise svn in windows. On macos I used the same in linux, but it behaved in a strange way).
To download it and compile follow the next steps (unix way, other systems may differ the commands but the idea is the same):
svn checkout svn://svn.berlios.de/kalgebra/trunk
Hope someone tries it, and if you do, please tell me about your experience :).
A lot of time has passed by since my last post in this blog. The reason is that I’ve been busy with some University projects and I haven’t been able to tell anything here.
I am posting today because I’ve talked a lot about my new KAlgebra version and I like someone to try it out. Its on my svn trunk, very easy to compile (qmake && make). If you prefer me to give you an executable just tell me, now it is really multiplatform (I’ve got some for GNU/Linux, MacOS X (my computer is a macintel, i don’t know if its going to work for ppc), and windows). If someone could check it a bit would make me a great favour.
It was a friday morning, between 8 and 10h when we (Alberto and me) were trying to do a PI practice. We were programming the card we use there so that it sent a key over the USB when a button was pressed in the same card. The problem was that we were sending a key and right after a backspace while waiting a bit so the user could see it.
In a peripheral class (PI for fibers).
Teacher: Where do you reset the buffer in the loop?
Me: Do you see any loop?
Once my father told me this little tale. It is not even a tale, its just something that happened to him but that I think that is somehow powerful. Continue reading
As some of you might know, I’ve recently being been making a new calculation module for KAlgebra which I wanted to do it a lot of time ago and I decided it was de correct moment.
As some of you might know, I’ve been away for a while. Not only away but offline… yes, there is some kind of life in the offline world xD. Well, sorry if someone has entered my site and seen that nothing happened here, now you know the reason.
Theoretically it is not possible to use our headphones on the macbook without hearing eveything on the speakers. There is an ugly way to arrange it until any smart hacker arranges the alsa driver ;). The way is by turning on the alsa option: “Line in as output” and then disabling the front sound entry :P.
Hope helps someone :).
Since my last posts I haven’t been able to work very much with my projects due to university exams and so, but today I’m going to update it a little bit.
My last work has been centered in a project called KTorpedo (I always prefer to give awful names to my projects when I create them) which tries to be something like a minicli replacement. The idea is tho give it autocompletion and some usability work.
I’ve been working a bit with KAlgebra too. I want to finish it up a little bit so I can let it a bit nice while I move it to Qt4 which (i think that) will let me do lots of nice things with it :).
Last week I received my new laptop, its an Apple Macbook, works fine with kubuntu :), I’ll talk about it this week.
Since alsaconf was dropped as a alsa configuration command I’ve missed some way to select which soundcard I wanted to use, I’ve found asoundconf that lets me do it, it’s simple (tested in K|Ubuntu dapper):
apol@gran:~$ asoundconf list
Names of available sound cards:
We see the list of cards we have, here we have in first place the default one I’ve set, after the integrated one and then the webcam’s mic.
If we want to change the default, it is as easy as doing
asoundconf set-default-card V8237
I hope someone will find it useful. Bye!