Saturday, December 25, 2010

KDE 4.6 RC 1 - Native Wallpaper ( Horos )

New artwork bring  a new breeze and sensation in KDE SC 4.6 RC1. Just like usual, picture can describe more than a thousands words...

Horos - KDE SC 4.6 RC 1

You can download this wallpaper from here... :) enjoy the new breeze of KDE <3

KDE Wallpaper Horos - Download Link

Friday, December 24, 2010

Queuing theory and BFS

200 code patch, CK - Patch & BFS is three words that very famous and discussed in almost all linux forums. It's kernel related stuff that can improve all your desktop performance. What i'm gonna share here is not about that "difficult techy nerdy stuff" Lol... Just watch this refreshing video about queuing theory :)

Merry Christmas guys

KDE 4.6 RC 1 - Code Name Chanukkah

X'mas is about an hour and KDE Development team give a sweetest christmas present. Even it's not that perfect since delayed schedule for KDE PIM 4.6 hehe.. so here's a short review about KDE RC 1. What's new, which one is improved and which one is failing :P 

- Faceted browsing in Dolphin. You can search inside files even when you disabled nepomuk <3
- Support for upower, udisks and udev is much better. It's mean Bye bye HAL :P
- Activity Manger for Plasma Desktop, configure your desktop is never this easier :)
- Major optimization kwin in rendering and plugin handling.
- Complex javascripting for window management is better handled by Kwin.
- Faster and snappier of course.

Well i can't describe anything clearly. It's just a short review like usual. You wanna know what it's like and how it's feel? Just try it by yourself :).

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chakra 0.3.0 Released - X'Mas Presents for KDE user

Chakra 0.3.0 Released with the latest Tribe. What i can say? Right now i'm downloading the .iso actually. Because my connection is slow like a turtle so can't give you a review regarding this release. But here's the release notes from the development teams.

  • Kernel- with lzma support

  • aufs2-20101206 kernel integrated

  • KDE SC 4.5.4

  • Xorg-Server 1.7.7

  • Catalyst-10.8

  • NVidia-260 and NVidia legacy series

  • exclusive bundle-system (Run'n'Click apps)

  • one of the best live-installers (Tribe)

  • All-in-One package management (Cinstall)

  • Here's a couple of Screenshot, it's still Tribe related SS. The KDE it self didn't change too much ( for themes, etc i mean )

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    KDE 4.6 BETA 3 - Tagged tomorrow

    Just for eye-candy not a real image >.<"

    Another release for KDE 4.6 BETA 3. It's tagged to be released tomorrow, so let's see the improvement that KDE Developer Team had made. Here's the release schedule's :

     20 Dec 2010:  Akonadi Server 1.4.90 tagged and released
      21 Dec 2010:  KDE SC 4.6 RC1 tagged (with kdepimlibs; without kdepim, kdepim-runtime) 
      21 Dec 2010:  kdepim4.6-beta3 and kdepim-runtime-beta3 tagged and released
      22 Dec 2010:  KDEPIM Git Migration  (with kdepim, kdepim-runtime; without kdepimlibs)
      Coming Soon: kdepim-4.4.9, kdepim-runtime-4.4.9 tag and release

    Can't wait to see 4.6 release :)

    Sunday, December 19, 2010

    Tribe 0.30 Leaked :) - It's pretty isn't it

    Tribe 0.30
    Well, isn't a surprise that a Radical chakra development team can achieve a massive good progress lately. Just a while ago before i had a dinner, i had a small talk with phill about latest tribe ( chakra installer ) progress. There's not a lot inside the discussion, but picture can give you more than words can say :). So just wait for the new release of chakra.... I guess it's planned arround next week. Can wait to try it... :) also the indonesian translation for Tribe is done. So for people from Indonesia can install it without any language problems. For KDE it self i hope there were a good progress with indonesia translation team :).

    Well another two thumbs up for chakra team!

    #kde-indonesia@freenode - Un-Official KDE Channel

    Since lack of support from Indonesia people for KDE, so i decided to start re-campaign KDE in Indonesia.. As a first step i would like to announce an IRC channel. This is unofficial, but you can share your stuff here. All related in KDE is allowed :)

    So see you there in #kde-indonesia @freenode network

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Opera 11 - Old folks that makes a huge improvement

    Before i'm not  a fans of Opera browser. Sometimes i used it on my mobile device, but i never use it for my desktop.  I prefer to use firefox or chromium as my main browser. But i must admit that sometimes, both of it can be a "monster" that eat all my resource. So last night i try to download a latest release from Opera and it changes my mind :) so it's a short review about  new feature from Opera 11.

    New Features :
    •  Widget Apps
    • Tab Stacking
    • Safer address field
    • Opera Extension
    The most important stuff that people may wait is "ad-block" feature which is can be used now in Opera. So you can block all un-wanted ads. It's work similiar like chromium but you must do this manually, it's mean no subcriptions to adblock.
    The other stuff is Tab Stacking... I use it so you can save your space if you open a multiply tab when browse.

    Load on demand for flash video also a good one, so it don't eat that much RAM like the other browser. And i must admit that it fast enough, especially if you have a slow connection you can enabled opera turbo feature which can compress an images on the fly.

    Try it, safer - faster - lighter

    Meta-Packages, Tales of

    Meta-Packages is a good solution for people who don't want to install a package one by one. For example, you can install gnome / KDE environment using this meta-package feature which is including all the "related" application which is important and un-important stuff. Latest Debian Squeeze update makes a funny story with some people. There's meta-package called "gnome-core" which is in my own definition it's only included gnome core package and doesn't provided any such things like email client or internet browser. I guess that's package is more suitable to be included in "gnome-desktop"

    Back to the meta-package stuff, if you installed something started with "meta" so you must realize that if one day you want to remove an application that included in the meta-packages it would erase a whole stuff inside it. For the future avoid install meta-package. It's took more time to install application one by one. But it's makes you much more easy to maintenance your stuff in the future

    Saturday, December 4, 2010

    Instant Nepomuk? It's awesome

    NEPOMUK (Networked Environment for Personalized, Ontology-based Management of Unified Knowledge) is an open-source software specification that is concerned with the development of a social semantic desktop that enriches and interconnects data from different desktop applications using semantic metadata stored as RDF. Initially, it was developed in the NEPOMUK project[2]and cost 17 million euros, of which 11.5 million was funded by the European Union

    That's based on wikipedia :), so what do you think about this video?

    let's go " how to time" :)

    Friday, December 3, 2010

    KDE 4.5.4 - Ashoc Going for Stable

    Finally migration Chakra - Ashoc to stable version is finish with a quite lot of changes :) here's the major changes.

    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    KDE 4.6 Beta 1 - Short Review

    Short review and just for reference only

    - Search ability in Dolphin is getting better & faster now.
    - Rendering font which is one of my problem is disappear, it can render font much better even for GTK application.
    - Plasma + Kwin is getting snappier
    - Extra effect in Kwin which is mean more stuff for eyecandy lover

    Known problem
    - Compatibility issue for a couple 4.5 applications.
    - Nepomuk & Strigi can suddenly drive your CPU crazy even when you not idle. I guess because the "sense" bug. Normally nepomuk / Strigi only active or indexing when you idle.

    Will continue about this later.. ;) Anyway this version is worth to try. Let's wait the next beta release, it's planned to be available later of this week.

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010

    RELEASE : Chakra Project - CodeName : Cyrus

    Recently release KDE SC 4.6 Beta 1 put Chakra CodeName Ashoc to Stable Version. Ok here's a sneak peek for latest Chakra release CodeName Cyrus. But it not recommended for your daily use, test it on your Virtual Machine or other notebook because it's still far from stable

    Chakra CodeName : Cyrus < KDE SC 4.6 BETA 1 >
    Here's the list

    X-org server staff response to SIS M671 Bugs

    It's quite interesting since a big battle for SIS Chipset user < Notebook / Desktop > especially for onboard Graphics Card. The latest patch which is i post it on my old post is compatible until recent kernel so all of you shouldn't have to worry about getting a "black screen" or can't enter X-server for a while.

    After quite for a couple of weeks, the SIS Bugs thread in launchpad finally got response from the X-org server staff and decided as Medium Bug. So it's a bright light for SIS user in future? As we know that SIS didn't give any support for Linux.

    Here's for the discussion if you are interesting to read and it's started on 25 Nov 2008 :), It's 2years old case without any official solution.

    SIS M671 Bugs -

    Minimalist - Openbox

    After some journey with almost all Desktop Environment, finally i found something that quite different and refreshing. Hmm.. maybe i'm kindda outdated :P but it's ok. Let's me share you something

    - ArchLinux OpenBox TinT2 and conky for sure ^^


    For the configuration files if you interest just post the comment ^^

    HP Printer installation

    Well, it's been a while since my last post. So a couple days ago My girlfriend buy a new HP Deskjet D-1660 for her business. She's running a kubuntu 10.10 with latest update on her EEEPC - 1015P. And the problems begin.

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    Hard Drive issue

    I don't know is it just me or other people also felt the same problem. I felt that the recent hard driver product is easy to got a bad sector. It just happen last night when i do a routine check to my Notebooks. Both of them got a bad sector. I dunno what's causing this but i remember back in 2006 i'm using 40GB hard drive from seagate on my PC and never got any Bad sector issue... I lost almost half of my current project and also goddamn big speed decrease....

    It's time to hunt another notebook / hard drive i guess....

    Sunday, November 21, 2010

    Unity Place People

    Recently i'm quite bussy while compiling some stuff and waiting response from KDE Translator team for approval to contribute as a native translator. Just now i'm reading my blogroll and found something quite interesting regarding unity project in ubuntu.

    Many people still feel uncomfortable with unity GUI, including me. But there's one feature that makes me thinking about it again. The feature called " Unity Place People "

    Based on information from OMGubuntu

    Unity Place People feature
    1. Get chat activity from zeitgeist
    2. Get contacts from Folks
    3. Assign sections & groups
    Here's the sneak peek from Unity Place People

    Unity Place People

    Friday, November 19, 2010

    Common Video Playback Issue

    I just realize that almost every day many people from local forum / international forum is questioning regarding video playback issue. It's happening in Gnome Desktop environment, and never have any playback issue in KDE. So for who use Gnome DE i would like to share a small tips.

    If you use VLC as you main video player :

    1. Go to VLC preferences
    2. Find the "Video Output" Tab on the Left side
    3. Change video output to "X11" / "XV" Save and try which one is working for you.

    If you use Native Media Player :
    1. Open terminal
    2. Type #gstreamer-properties
    3. GUI will show up, you can find a video output Tab. Change it into "X11"/"XV". You can test directly before you close it.

    PS :
    - Make sure that you already install all necessary codecs to play the Video
    - If you too lazy to set the output video, just disable you compositing


    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    SIS M671 on Linux

    If you like to see an old fairy tales movies or old documentary movies with never ending problems and unresolved ending, you will know that SIS and Linux is like water and oil....

    Both facing a hard way to "cooperate" or at leach support one each other, maybe because a different mindset from the hardware company and making a decision not to support open source.

    After all, lucky that in Linux we have a community. So i have some small solution for all issue with SIS, especially to make it Run on Native Resolution. 

    Ok here we go.

    What you need is download this file first :
    In that file is included the xorg.conf file for 1366x768 Resolution, so user with 1280x800 resolution don't have to use the configuration files inside the archive.

    first open your terminal / konsole and type

    #sudo nautilus
    #sudo dolphin
    #sudo thunar

    extract the downloaded file and then
    copy to folder /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/

    Now we going to replace the configuration file, just simply
    copy xorg.conf into folder /etc/X11/

    and here's small note for 1280x800 user :
    after copying your xorg.conf, open it with your text editor and then delete this line

    Option         "UseTiming1366" "yes"

    after finish doing all the stuff close the file manager, go back to terminal and press  CTRL+C.

    Reboot your computer / notebook and enjoy your new enhanced display.

    This driver has been tested on :

    - Ubuntu 10.10 with 2.6.35 kernel ( All debian and ubuntu devirate is compatible )
    - Chakra Ashoc with 2.6.36 kernel

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    Folder Name Issue in Linux

    Last night, i was encountered a silly problem with CInstall in Chakra KDE. The program can't install and find any Bundle Package. I got and hit IRC to find an answer with the develop teams. They all a little bit confuse and don't understand why this problem happen.

    The error show like this

    #cinstall -b <PackageName>.cb

    No such file or directory

    The main problem is a folder name. Which is a problem if you have a space for your folder name. For example in CLi if you want to go inside the folder "Example Content"

    # cd ~/Example\ Content

    I guess that's bad folder naming is causing the program confuse to find a path to execute the application. So for advice

    Don't use a space for your name folder in Linux. You will easy to navigate using CLi and also will not face any problem like mine ^^.

    Chakra Project - KDE 4.5.3

    I want to share a quite interesting experience here.... I'm a noob in Linux community. I'm using linux for a month. First experience and impression in Linux world is interesting. So many different things and lot of point of view from different people.

    My first Linux distribution is Ubuntu. I have an interesting experience with ubuntu community regarding my graphic card issue in Linux. After a short journey in Ubuntu ( Lucky i'm a fast learner so i can find quickly the diff between almost all major distribution ) i prefer to find another Distribution.

    First i was interest with Slackware & Archlinux... After a couple hours of reading and try to understand the package system, i choose Archlinux for my next Distribution. Unfortunately i have a problem with "Net" Installation method. Since i'm using a mobile broadband connection which is quite hard for me to integrate the modem during CLi Installation.

    Going all over the net, do some google search and found one intersting site regarding GTK Free project. I try to download the .iso from Chakra Project. Facing some problem when installing *issue with my Graphic Card like usual. But finally i found my new home.

    Chakra have a warm community, it's small but you can find anything in there. You can request all your favorite stuff, also got the fast response from them. This experience is new for me. Well i'm guessing to keep stick with Chakra for an undedicated time. I try to contribute as Translator and hope this project will growth as big as other major distribution.

    Two Thumbs up for all Chakra Team