kde · opensuse · linux – 

Dolphin and openQA and other assorted bits

Part of this post is about openQA, openSUSE’s automated tool which tests a number of different scenarios, from installation to the behavior of the different desktop environments, plus testing the freshest code from KDE git. Recently, thanks to KDE team member Fabian Vogt, there has been important progress when testing KDE software.
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general · anime – 

Hack of the day: downloading VOICEROID実況 from Nicovideo

実況? Is it something edible?


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kde · opensuse – 

There can never be enough testing

As you may already know (if you don’t, please check these older posts) openQA, the automated testing system used by openSUSE runs daily tests on the latest KDE software from git. It works well and uncovered a number of bugs. However, it only tested X11. With Wayland starting to become usable, and some developers even switching to Wayland full time, it was a notable shortcoming. Until now.
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linux · opensuse · kde – 

Danbooru Client 0.6.1 released

A new version of Danbooru Client is now available!
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Announcing a new project

If you look through this blog’s archives, you may notice that although Free and Open Source Software is what I write most about, it is not the exclusive topic. I’ve written on science (my day job) as well as other interests. And today I’d like to lift the wraps on another project which I take part on, unrelated to the above.
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linux · opensuse · kde – 

Killing the redundancy with automation

In the past three weeks, the openSUSE community KDE team has been pretty busy to package the latest release of Applications from KDE, 16.12. It was a pretty large task, due to the number of programs involved, and the fact that several monolithic projects were split (in particular KDE PIM). This post goes through what we did, and how we improved our packaging workflow.
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linux · opensuse · kde – 

Testing the untestable

Admit it: how many times you have seen “software from this branch is completely untested, use it at your own risk” when you checked the latest code from any FOSS project? I bet you have, many times. For any reasonably modern project, this is not entirely true: Continuous Integration and automated testing are a huge help in ensuring that the code builds and at least does what it is supposed to do. KDE is no exception to this, thanks to build.kde.org and a growing number of unit tests.
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