Development sprint day 4
September 03, 2008
Its now Wednesday morning, we are approximate half way through the one week KPA development sprint, so better make some status here.
It is almost nine in the morning, and the only people up is my wife, Gunvald (our dog) and I (Jesper). The rest of the crowd is still sleeping, on the other hand, the last commit was 2 o'clock, so I guess I'll let them sleep for another hour, before it is time for the yearly fire alarm test evil grin.
We've all worked in our own areas so far, still supporting each other with ideas, suggestions, and review.
- Tuomas has worked on getting the SQL backend up and working again. I expect that I will help him with that the rest of the week, hopefully we will get it to a state where it will be somewhat ready for mainstream.
- Henner has worked on improving the loading of thumbnails, and indeed the thumnbnail view feels much faster now.
- Jan is working on IPTC import and export - the idea is to allow the user to make the mapping between the tags in scripts.
- Finally, I have been, well what have I done?! Henner arrived half a day early compared to Tuomas, so he and I decided we would just fix the info box in the viewer, before Tuomas showed up. Well I've been working on that beeeeeep info box ever since. Well that and the speed display (the window telling you the pause between each image when running a slide show. So both windows are transparent, and looking real sexy. The problem (and the reason why I've focused so much on it) was phonon. With phonon in there the widgets was flickering, even though the phonon widget was not even visible on the screen. So I've also spend a fair amount of time trying to get video support working. The answer to it all in the end was to upgrade to a KDE 4 desktop :-o
Finally a picture both showing us and the transparent infobox