Saturday, 11 January 2014

From the get go and what changed

Hi all,

it has been a long time since my last post. A lot had happened and my interests shifted quite a bit as well. Firstly, I am not contributing with free software actively, like in the good and fun days tinkering with Amarok about a year and a half ago. The point is, desktop development, in general, does not makes me tick anymore. Especially when that involves front-end development. KDE is a great community and the knowledge I had acquired by contributing, for two years, certainly surpasses ordinary desktop development assumptions. It certainly entails good software development practices, agile methodologies, build systems, tests, revision control, community building, software licensing and the like.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

[GSoC] Transcending the sharing of thoughts in Amarok

Hi folks. For the general happiness, herein I announce that my GSoC project achieved what I'd proposed three months ago. Although this post is inspired in this project, it doesn't focus on its results. Today's topic is about sharing.

As usual in free software communities, Amarok has always been open to new ideas. Their flow from the most unexpected places and some of them often becomes real. Our software development and design is sustained by collaboration, but are ideas and processes the only things that could benefit from it?

Sunday, 15 July 2012

[GSoC] Amarok gets more social

Hi everyone. To those who didn't remember, my project objective is to integrate Tomahawk social features with Amarok. By social features, I mean that Amarok would be able to share user’s music files with online friends, thereby allowing them to listen to one another’s tracks.

Actually, Amarok is already capable to listen to other peers' tracks, but keep in mind that it still has performance issues. From now on, I intend to improve its performance while I provide support for tomahawk playlists.

Monday, 30 April 2012

LaKademy's Logbook: Day 3 and 4

Everyone here have been working very hard these days. And the difficulties and doubts that appeared gave me the opportunity to learn a lot with the KDE overlords we have here. Yesterday morning we stopped the coding/translation activities a bit to plan what we'll do this year to promote KDE in Latin America.