Telepathy KDE Sprint

This weekend I participated in the Telepathy-KDE sprint at Collabora‘s offices in Cambridge. We gathered here to settle things down, make some design decisions, make future plans and start hacking on them. In overall, I think this was quite successful. We now all have a clear plan of what to do and what to aim […]

Multimedia sprint

Today is an exciting day. I’m currently at the Athens airport, waiting for my next flight to Munich and then to Geneva, with final destination being Randa, Switzerland, where the kde multimedia & edu sprint will take place the following days. I hope everything is going to be fine. I can’t wait to meet all […]

Introducing cmake_install

Merry Christmas everyone, Holidays have come and I’ve finally got some time to get back to KDE for as long as the holidays last. Today I started from updating my KDE-trunk installation and while building, I remembered about this handy cmake_install utility that I wrote a few months ago but never shared it with anybody, […]

Installing debug symbol packages from DrKonqi

This time I am not going to blog about KCall, but about DrKonqi. Dario Andres and I, the drkonqi maintainers, are thinking of adding some new features for KDE 4.4. As you already know, most distros out there ship stripped binary packages with their debug symbols put in separate packages. One of the features that […]

GSoC end – The status of KCall and instructions for trying it

On Monday, GSoC is officially over, so I thought I should make a post describing what I accomplished, what I didn’t and what’s the current status of my project, KCall. Currently, KCall supports quite well audio/video calls over Jabber/GTalk. The fact that it supports only jabber, though, is not my fault, but it’s the fact […]

GSoC week #9 – Webcam support in kcall is working :D

This week I implemented complete webcam support in kcall. Both video input and output are working 😀 Screenshot: On the left side you can see the incoming video from the remote end, which in this case is my laptop, capturing myself through its webcam, and on the right side you can see the video that […]

Update on kcall status

So, time to let you know what’s the progress I’ve done in kcall. Unfortunately, nothing exciting has happened the past 2 weeks. I’ve spent about 1.5 week working on gstreamer device configuration. I spent lots of time reading documentation and code from empathy and phonon to understand how it all works, and also spent lots […]

GSoC Week #4

I skipped a week without blogging, mostly because I was busy last weekend, but now I think it’s time to report my status on kcall again… Last week I spent about 3 days studying gstreamer and I ended up creating a media handler class using telepathy-farsight and gstreamer, which is able to handle audio calls […]

GSoC week #2

This week went a bit out of plan. I didn’t work much on kcall as I was busy with other things. On Tuesday I had two exams (fortunately, quite easy ones), which kept me busy for both Monday and Tuesday. Then from Wednesday I started packaging KDE 4.3 beta2 for debian, which was quite challenging […]