Atari’s Linux Games Console Now Has a Controller
Back in September we wrote about the Ataribox, a new Linux-powered console from Atari — today we get a look at its new joystick. Over on Facebook Atari shows off the new Ataribox Joystick that will (presumably) come bundled with the video games (and home entertainment) machine when it goes on sale next year If you’ve been sleeping under a pile of E.T. carts, the Ataribox is pitched as the “ultimate video game & entertainment box”, offering classic Atari games, thousands of PC & indie games, and streaming apps from major content providers. Also: The Linux-powered Ataribox Joystick has been revealed, looks delightfully retro and rather stylish
Krita Development Sprint 2017
With all the turmoil the project experienced in 2017 it looked for a while as if we wouldn’t have a face to face meeting this year. But that’s not good for a project working on its fourth major release! We knew we really had to sit together, and finally managed to have a smaller than usual, but very productive, sprint in Deventer, the Netherlands from Thursday 23th to Sunday 26th. Not having been together since August 2016, we had an agenda stuffed with a enormous backlog of items. And since we’ve been working on new code for a long time ago, our bug tracker was also slowly dying from elephantiasis of the database. Let’s do the bug tracker first: we managed to close over 120 bugs! Not every bug that gets closed gets closed with a fix: the problem is that most bug reports are actually help requests from users, and many of the rest are duplicates, or requests for features that are irrelevant for Krita. Still, while triaging the list of open and unconfirmed bug reports, we managed to fix more than a dozen real bugs.
[Krita] Interview with Radian
I tend to hate any of my artwork if it is more than 1-3 months old but there are a couple of exceptions. The Kiki painting I made for the artbook “Made with Krita” is one of them. I used a bunch of new tricks in here and probably made a few good choices by accident.
Porting Applications to Qt
KDAB has unique experience in porting the code base for toolkits like Qt 3, Qt 4, Motif, Java, Tcl, GTK, .NET, MFC, and Photon to Qt 5. Porting legacy GUI toolkits to Qt 5 is a job where proven experience saves a lot of time.
QtVirtualKeyboard on Wayland
For the last couple of years my focus was on the Osmocom project to bring Free Software to the world of telecommunication. With a group of enthusiasts we have implemented the components necessary to run a complete network using Free Software. The Rhizomatica project is using the software to connecting people that were left behind. Our tools enabled high impact security research leading, leading to improvements to privacy and security for all of us…. But during the last months I had the opportunity to return to C++ and Qt work and it feels like coming home to the world of ARM powered hardware. When I left, the transition from consumer electronics (e.g. settop boxes) to automative (e.g. IVI) began and it seems it successfully completed! On Friday I explored a regression in OpenSSL and today I had the pleasure to understand input method handling of wayland a little bit better. I wanted to see if I can use wayland and run QtVirtualKeyboard only in the Compositor. I couldn’t find answers in the documentation and started to read the code. Once I understood how it should work, I found a simple example in QtWayland. Isn’t Qt wonderful?
KaOS – A Modern, Beautiful & Lightweight KDE Distribution
Ultimately, KaOS is responsive, focused, customizable, and elegant; especially since it sports one of the best KDE performances. As an independent KDE distro it houses the Plasma desktop – and coupled with its focus on QT and KDE apps, it is easy for both beginners to the Linux distro world and pro users alike to function and customize efficiently.