I'm more excited about the upcoming Rust talk than the C++20 one that just finished... but honestly it's going to be a much harder migration path ๐Ÿ˜•

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This is the first time I see a flow chart used to justify the design decisions.

This is what it is like to refactor a complex class hierarchy while considering new requirements, performance, compatibility, amount of effort... yeah, it's twisty like that. But nobody illustrates it so clearly.

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It's been a very good year for .

Four years ago, I tried contributing a small bugfix, but the developer onboarding documentation was an inconsistent mess, building from source was a dependency hell, and you needed multiple separate accounts for each piece of infrastructure...

Today, all those obstacles are gone: I was able to contribute a few patches by following the flow that many developers are already familiar with.

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The second talk, "KDE is All About the Apps" had technical challenges, but managed to make some good points:

- Many apps are good on their own merit
- There's no reason why a user, or even a Mac, Windows or Android user, shouldn't be using them
- Often, there's a perception of bundling reinforced by the app's name, website and description
- KDE apps should be taking advantage of existing app stores where users go look for software

conf.kde.org/en/akademy2020/pu

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Interview with Nate Graham, the all-purpose KDE volunteer and community coordinator.

pointieststick.com/2020/08/19/

This week in : screencasting and shared clipboard on
pointieststick.com/2020/07/24/

Awesome, gotta build KDE from source and take Wayland for another spin! ๐Ÿคฉ

Anyone watching the livestream?

Even though I primarily use , often sets the direction for all Linux desktops by being the first to adopt new technology: Wayland, systemd user sessions, multiseat, and (hopefully soon) HDR support.

Oh wow, my contribution to KWin is being credited in this week's update. ๐Ÿ˜Š

The summary says "Window decorations now display correctly when using a 10-bit screen", which would be quite retro. It's actually 10-bit per color component, or 30-bit. Also known as "deep color" or HDR10.

pointieststick.com/2020/07/10/

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I'm trying out Sourcetrail, and it's the first cross-reference tool I see that's actually good enough to browse a large C++ codebase.

Finally, I'm starting to make sense of Qt Quick's intricate class hierarchy and call graph. ๐Ÿคฉ

My first bugfix for kwin was just merged:
invent.kde.org/plasma/kwin/-/m

I thought my change was triggering a crash deep inside Qt, but the crash disappeared when I rebuilt Qt in debug mode... Hopefully my first contribution won't cause stability issues ๐Ÿ™‚

Nate Graham recently bought a laptop with a 4K display and has been hard at work fixing various longstanding High DPI problems in .

pointieststick.com/2020/07/08/
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