Linux Day 2008

Saturday 25th October was the 8th Italian Linux Day.
This year the linux day in my city (Padova) was really great: we had a lot of interesting presentations, a lot of people and children (we had a really nice children area). 🙂
The event was hosted by a school so students and teachers were allowed to visit us and to watch our presentations.
In the morning I had a presentation about KDE 4: I talked about what is KDE, its history, oxygen, plasma, etc… then after the presentation I started to play with KDE 4 and I showed to everyone KDE 4’s coolness.
In the afternoon a PC with an updated trunk was available to anyone and by the evening we finished all kubuntu CDs 😀

New calendar widget moved to kdereview

Plasma::Calendar Widget

Calendar Plasmoid

Finally today I moved the new calendar widget to kdereview.
This new widget is based on a nuno‘s mockup and it will be usable by any plasma application that needs a calendar (it will be part of libplasma).
One of my aims is to write something that is highly customizable so it will be possible to do cool things like integration with akonadi.
I’m planning to continue to work on it and to add some new features like ToolTip support so if you have any ideas, please email me 😉

new kickoff mockup

Friday night I was playing with inkscape and I tried to do a kickoff mockup because I don’t like kickoff’s current look (kickoff is a white and flat rectangle that doesn’t fit really well in a black plasma theme). So, I worked all night and at 05:30 AM I finished this mockup:

(don’t forget that I’m not an artist 😉 )

My idea essentially is to use user’s current plasma theme, so If the user uses the default theme he will have a black kickoff otherwise if the user uses fluffy bunny theme, user will have a fluffy bunny themed kickoff. 😀

Today I started to work on it: I created a new branch called ckickoff, I removed some lines of code and I switched from Plasma::Applet to Plasma::PopupApplet.
PopupApplet allows (with a few lines of code) for showing an icon when the plasmoid is on the panel, and showing the whole plasmoid when it’s on the desktop, so now if you place kickoff plasmoid on the desktop you see kickoff launcher and not a K icon.

For now I have nothing more to say except that I’m going to Akademy:
I\'m going to Akademy 2008


Hi *
This is my first post, so I’ll spend few words to talk about me.
My name is Davide Bettio (Davide not David 😉 ), I’m 19 years old and I live in Padova (in the north of Italy, near Venice).
I’m a computer science student and I’ve just finished the 4th year of high school.
In my free time (when I’m not studying) I do many things like developing KDE (currently I’m mainly working on Plasma-related things).
I also waste a lot of time on IRC and I’m always connected to freenode: you can find me on some kde channels.

For now I have nothing more to say except that I’m going to Akademy:
I\'m going to Akademy 2008