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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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#Sketchnotes from the "C++17 and C++20 Goodies" session at #Akademy2020

As usual for code dense sessions, be sure to check the slides and video too!

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Eating a #vegan #hungarian #stew (goulash-ish without meat) the rest of the week. Because making this small is no option. It has a #german twist, because I've added Schierker Feuerstein to the sauce.

#food #foodporn #cooksofmastodon #foodtodon

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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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I can only discern but a few scattered words from the thick (and fictitious) dialect of Carlo Verdone in this classic of Italian cinema:
youtube.com/watch?v=4D9zLqTH1j

Basic advice for maintainers: describe your application in terms of what users can do with it, NOT which cool technologies you employed to build it!

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I was looking forward to the update on support.

The last blocker bug for me to switch is middle-click paste with XWayland clients:
bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4

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The next presentation today was about the status of the Consistency goal.

I'm no visual designer, but I appreciate all the work that goes into it. Redesigning all the System Settings panels in Kirigami was a lot of work, and made them much more usable.

btw, where are the slides for the talks? @veggero

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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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Watching the first day of talks at :
youtube.com/watch?v=_172B5er4P

I liked the first talk on maintaining (even though I never used it).

At 51:38: "turns out that if you bombard earth with photons for long enough it will emit a Tesla"
-- Elon's employee who also stutters

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