Monthly Archives: January 2010

FOSDEM 2010

FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

Last year a lot of people were attending FOSDEM. This year, 10th anniversary and everything, it seems that very few people are I’m seeing very few blogs about people visiting Brussels on Febrary 6th and 7th and attending the largest Open Source conference in Europe.

Anyways, I am attending

I'm going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

I am staying at EC Hotel, very close to Gare du Midi. Cheap, convenient and free Internet.

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KDE for Haiku

Haiku is a free open source operating system compatible with BeOS. I’d say the BeOS community is the new Amiga community: they love their platform and will endure as many difficulties as necessary as long as they are able to run BeOS/Haiku.

A few months ago, Qt4 was ported to BeOS/Haiku. That’s great news because it means we Qt4 developers can now target a new platform (did I say CMake is also available for Haiku?). Arora quickly followed.

Now, KDE 4 is also available for Haiku. Freezing cool.

By the way, OS/2 is another of those everybody-thought-they-were-dead platforms which are being infused new software thanks to ports of Qt4 (they need money to complete the port, donate!) and CMake

Please note I am not a KDE-on-Haiku or KDE-on-OS/2 developer. I know zero of Haiku/BeOS and I forgot almost all I knew of OS/2 programming.

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ANN: CModuler 1.0

CModuler is a CMake module generator. I was fed up with copy & paste, search & replace over and over again 90% of the time.

Version 1.0 (AKA “CModuler Meta”) provides only very limited functionality: it will create finders (modules of the form FindXXX.cmake) for libraries consisting of only 1 library. CModuler-generated modules support debug/release configurations.

Here is an example of a CModuler-generated module for finding Sqlite3: FindSqlite3.cmake

You can download CModuler from Gitorious

Like CMake, CModuler is licensed under the BSD license

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