Tuesday, August 19, 2008

nVidia driver : at last....

Good news for every nVidia user using the nVidia proprietary driver : most of the problems we had on GeForce 7 and 8 with nVidia proprietary driver seem to have been fixed in the latest nVidia driver release.
It's the release 177.67.

They are still marked as beta, but I think they're worth switching to them.

x86 64 bits : http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_177.67.html

x86 32 bits : http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_177.67.html

So every one suffering problems with 2D acceleration problems with nVidia proprietary driver should upgrade as soon as possible...

Thursday, August 14, 2008


<humour>Dipesh, I think I'm gonna sincerely hate you... You know I don't like blogging, I already told you, and despite of this you send blog posts that I have to answer if I don't want to look impolite...
That's a dishonest way of doing things, a treachery.</humour>

So, I won't make the whole history of the page master thing, it has already been described by dipesh, in commits, on koffice mailing list and so on... Doesn't really matter.
The changes we made in the branch have been reviewed by Thomas Zander on Monday, I spent a lot of time to fix every problem reported (mainly unit tests needing upgrades), and also improving the changes, Sebastian did the UI changes. The branch has been merged into trunk today, so it's done : KWord does support page styles.

Else, I started looking at the other KWord problems (not ODF specific). There are a lot of cool things to fix, like for instance cursor blinking (too late, it's done), table support (too late, you're doomed if you try this), working support for variables in headers/footers (if possible without requiring hacks, it's gonna be hard)...

This year, the summer of code ends quite early : on monday, it'll be over. So I'd like to thank my mentor Sebastian (despite his treacherous blog posts), the whole KOffice team, the KDE community and the folks I met at the Akademy (I won't give any name, I'm too bad at remembering names and it would hurt people if I forget them I suppose)...
I do not thank nokia for giving away free N810 to developers and thus killing the wireless router at the Zandpoort Youth Hostel (and I didn't manage to get any N810 :/ too bad, I wanted to port parts of KWord to it).

Well, I think this blog post isn't messy enough to be a good one, but I have no idea to increase the mess.
Ho sure I have things to add.
For instance, I promise I'll do my best to continue working on KWord during the next year. There are so many bugs to fix, features to add...
Too bad, I had other things to add but I forgot them.