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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Gento KDE 4.2 Dolphin menu options all say "No Text"

After upgrading my desktop to KDE 4.2, I noticed that all the menu options in the file manager said 'No Text'! Turns out this is something to do with some borked permissions. Nice quick fix.

chmod 755 -R /usr/share/config

I noticed that the gentoo elog now has a message informing people of this fix.

On a side note.. OMG KDE are back! .. I tried 4.0 and 4.1 and only lasted about 2-3days with them before i went back to 3.5. But KDE 4.2 is really something special. Sure there is still the odd plasma crash, but it recovers nicely.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Interoperability between linux GUI apps using javascript

This looks very interesting...

"Ars takes a close look at Seed, a new framework that allows software developers to build GTK+ applications with JavaScript. The popular web scripting language could soon become the dominant application extension language on the Linux desktop."

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