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Fun and joy with .bat files

Occasionally, one gets in touch with kind of ‘foreign’ technologies and needs to get stuff working anyways. Recently, I had to do some various hacking with and around .bat files. Bat files are a kind of script files for Microsoft

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CMake and library properties

When writing libraries with CMake, you need to set a couple of properties, especially the VERSION and SOVERSION properties. For library libbar, it could look like:

This will give you a => => symlink chain with

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Bringing KDE forward

The almost-yearly large KDE-sprint in Randa, Switzerland is doing a fundraiser to get this year’s event running. See This year, it is besides the recurring multimedia topics, a lot about improving the new KDE Frameworks, the related documentation and

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Diploma thesis about media choice and usage in Free Software communities: I need your help

My hard-working KDE friend Mario asked me to help him to get Debian people to help him with his thesis. Here is what he writes: Dear Free Software contributor* I’m currently in the process of writing my diploma thesis. I’ve

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9.0 Zurg

I welcome Debian 9.0 Zurg! Thanks to Phoronix and to Wikipedia editor at and for their high quality fact checking.

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CMake skeleton for small Qt projects

For small Qt-projects, I have for a long time been using qmake, mostly because qmake -project gives me a working build in most cases, but once the project grows a bit, I have switched to cmake because there is just

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Announcing Rawatar – Qt5 libravatar client library

So. following up on my previous post about implementing a libravatar server, this will be an announcement of a quick Qt5 based client library for libravatar – so that everyone can put avatars everywhere! Get it while it is hot

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Simple Libravatar service

So, since recently has started using libravatar avatars. Not yet the federated service, but that’s supposedly in the works. But for that, one of course need to run each own service. Which I wanted to do. In a simple

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Fake Akrobat browser plugin

So. for some reason, the danish tax authorities (Skat) has started requiring Adobe Acrobat for being able to see pdf files to work around a bug with handling of temporary files on Windows8 and shared computers and such. Luckily there

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Kontact / PIM sprinting

So, a couple of days ago, I came home tired after a intense weekend of learning Akonadi and hacking on KDEPIM. At each meal, we attended 12 people, but it wasn’t the same people every time. And a couple of

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