pondělí 2. června 2014

Last month (May) in Red Hat KDE

Here's a list of activities and bugs fixed the KDE team has been working on the past month.


KDE PIM (dvratil)

Akonadi

  • wrote infrastructure for unit-testing Akonadi handlers and unit-tests for some handlers 
  • implemented direct payload streaming (performance optimization) 
  • improved PostgreSQL support 
  • optimized database on Btrfs 

KScreen (dvratil)

  • finished the new UI for KScreen KCM and merged to master 

Network Management (jgrulich, ltinkl)

* plasma-nm - some improvements in KF5/PlasmaNext version

* FIXED or CLOSED:
  • #335419 - Unnecessarily big spacing when a network asks for the password 
  • #334249 - Network Management Settings does not resize the widgets correctly 
  • #334394 - Icon doesn't change when the theme changes 
  • #334980 - No scrollbar is shown even though the networks don't fit in the applet 
  • #334668 - the networking applet does not store passwords and does not start the connection process 
  • #334786 - After click on apply, the password info of my new connection is lost. Every time that field returns to the blank status 
  • #335388 - Module 'org.kde.plasma.networkmanagement' does not contain a module identifier directive - it cannot be protected from external registrations. 
  • #335325 - In plasma next session I cannot connect to my wireless access points, they are listed but connect doesn't do anything
  • #334481 - cant enable wifi
  • #330127 - Better support for SSID with more AP 
  • #327070 - After network disconnection network management shows connected but only shows connect selection 

Display Management (mbriza)

  • QAuth released in version 0.1.1 
    • New release containing various bugfixes 
    • Another release underway with more fixes 
    • Started working on starting X server in the user session 
  • SDDM 
    • Became the upstream maintainer - got commit access 
    • Continued development against QAuth 
    • Rewritten the configuration parser, opened a pull request 
    • Issue and pull request resolving - the project is very alive nowadays 

Fedora

  • rhbz#1049135 - Connections not displayed correctly 
  • rhbz#1072109 - Signal strength being not consistently reported for two APs with same SSID, different BSSID 
  • rhbz#1018395 - Network Management doesn't show connection traffix 
  • rhbz#1061819 - KDE NM applet doesn't show to what wireless network is connected 



Brought to you by: Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl) and Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

Get the latest and greatest of Fedora and KDE at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/

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sobota 3. května 2014

Last month (April) in Red Hat KDE

Another part in the series "what's happening in the KDE world in Red Hat", enjoy :)

Network Management (jgrulich, ltinkl)


  • plasma-nm - porting to KF5 and Plasma Next
  • started working on a QML version of the connection editor
  • libn[nm]-qt - made lib[nm]-qt as KDE frameworks, but still a few bits are missing

FIXED or CLOSED:

  • #333418 - No Icon available for android bluetooth network
  • #331962 - Plasma-nm has "mobile broadband" check-box, while there is no such in system.
  • #332590 - Systray icon is not always updated correctly
  • #332873 - When roaming to a new AP the channel number in the details display does not update
  • #333026 - Clicking the systray icon doesn't close the popup
  • #332617 - frameworks branch installs same icon as plasma-framework
  • #332726 - icons overlapping on high res display
  • #331771 - IPv4 and gateway address details are not displayed on plasma-nm
  • #333569 - OpenVPN connection is not started when in use with consolekit
  • #332479 - openconnect VPN login window doesn't store the authentication info
  • #325945 - kdeplasma-applets-plasma-nm loses 'active connections


KDE PIM (dvratil)


  • improved performance of our QSQLITE driver fork
  • implemented support for item merging


Display management (mbriza)

QAuth released in version 0.1.0
  • Both PAM and Shadow backends are tested and working 
  • Able to start a session and authenticate any user, handles regular login 
  • QML bindings are complete 
  • Example applications are complete
SDDM
  •  Wrote a branch against QAuth (above) 
  •  Opened a pull request for inclusion of the QAuth changes. The upstream is now alive again now. 

RHEL


  • RHBZ#1073939 - Akonadi problem when home-dir is in AFS
  • RHBZ#1025187 - Add Man-Page to the package
  • RHBZ#1024356 - sapconf can create odd /etc/hosts
  • RHBZ#1040617 - sapconf can't verify virtual guest is VMware guest
  • RHBZ#1083651 - /etc/hosts becomes unreadable for non-root users after sapconf has been run
  • RHBZ#1051017 - sapconf should not write to /etc/security/limits.conf directly.


Fedora (all)


  • started submitting KDE Frameworks 5 packages for review (tracking bug: RHBZ#1086148)
  • worked on our fork of dgroc script for nightly builds in Copr to suit our needs with (semi-)nightly builds of KF5/Plasma.Next
  • updated KF 5/Plasma.Next packages
  • packaged kde-plasma-milou (applet for searching)


Other


  • working on Plasma Next and KDE Frameworks 5 in Fedora (dvratil, jgrulich)
  • working on Fedora Plasma First Boot (QML2/Plasma2 version) (dvratil, ltinkl)
  • attended Akademy team meeting (all)
  • Arranging accomodation for Akademy (mbriza)
  • Held a talk at Open House, spend the whole day in the Tower (mbriza)



Brought to you by: Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl) and Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

Get the latest and greatest of Fedora and KDE at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/

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sobota 5. dubna 2014

Last month (March) in Red Hat KDE

Another part in the series "what's happening in the KDE world in Red Hat", enjoy :)


Network Management (jgrulich, ltinkl)

  • plasma-nm - porting to KF5 and Plasma Next
  • libn[nm]-qt - porting to Qt5
  • working on Plasma Next and KDE Frameworks 5 in Fedora
  • working on Fedora Plasma First Boot - added network page

FIXED or CLOSED:

  • #331962 - Plasma-nm "connect/disconnect" buttons have same text
  • #332590 - Systray icon is not always updated correctly
  • #332188 - wrong notification for (wireless) network connection activated at login
  • #331994 - Editor still not localized
  • #1072109 - Signal strength being not consistently reported for two APs with same SSID, different BSSID
  • #1073792 - Needs to be rebuild against new openconnect
  • #1071317 - Erroneous "last used" report
  • #1073656 - "Edit Connection" window doesn't memorize VPN password when settings change (Store option is selected) [KDE]
  • #1074244 - libplasmanetworkmanagementplugins.so: undefined symbol: _ZN14NetworkManager12connectivityEv


KDE PIM (dvratil)

  • started working on Akonadi Framework (porting kdepimlibs/akonadi to Frameworks)
  • spent most of the time with bugfixes and optimizations in Akonadi for the 1.12 release
  • released Akonadi 1.12
  • attended KDE PIM Sprint in Barcelona (will publish a blog post later this week)


Display management (mbriza)

  • Continued development of the new Qt authentication library
  • The C++ API is basically complete
    • QML bindings are complete
    • Example applications are complete
    • Currently working on polishing the backends: writing one for /etc/shadow and improving handling of the Fedora PAM prompts.
  • Developing a SDDM branch against QAuth (above)


RHEL

FIXED:

  • #1070813 - missing -fstack-protector-strong
  • #997526  - Add package "sapconf" to the "RHEL for SAP Business Applications" SKU/RHN channel
  • #1067111 - Adding second panel on second monitor places panel on top
  • #1075521 - kde-plasma-networkmanagement-openswan has unresolved deps to NetworkManager openswan

CLOSED:

  •  #1049325 - plasma-desktop consumes 100% of CPU
  •  #1072485 - [abrt] kdelibs: KCrash::defaultCrashHandler(): kdeinit4 killed by SIGSEGV

OTHER:

  • #1058857 - Red Hat logo in Plasma panel is poorly resized
  • #1064002 - ksysguard shows no network traffic for interfaces with long names
  • #857002 -  Reproducible segfault with Umbrello


Fedora (all)

  • COPR builds with development version of kde-plasma-nm
  • COPR builds with KF5 Alpha 2
  • KDE Telepathy 0.8.0
  • some hacking on Plasma 2 packages, so that we can actually log into Plasma 2 session
  • forked the dgroc script for nightly builds in COPR so that we could use it for our KF5/Plasma 2 repository (not finished yet)
  • started working on Fedora Plasma First Login wizard
  • Another kde-connect update.
  • Debugging polkit in Plasma 2 (was fixed by fixing the login).
  • Fedora Plasma efforts. 


Brought to you by: Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl) and Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

Get the latest and greatest of Fedora and KDE at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/

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pátek 28. února 2014

Last month (February) in Red Hat KDE

Another part in the series "what's happening in the KDE world in Red Hat", enjoy :)

Network management (jgrulich, ltinkl)

  • kdebz#330454 - Upload / Download graph uses wrong color labels 
  • kdebz#331138 - bigger font size settings are not handled properly by the applet layout 
  • kdebz#331423 - No icon for wifi + openconnect vpn in plasma-nm 

KDE PIM (dvratil)

  • finished server-search and Baloo search integration 
  • implemented support for Tags 
  • fixed problems with database deadlocks 

Display managers (mbriza)

  • #1063856 - KDM won't display users list. 
    • Investigated, reassigned to the proper component 
  • #1063851 - kdm won't accept keyboard input 
  • #1055432 - KDM hangs at reboot or shutdown. 
    • Still investigating too, a race condition somewhere, attempts at fixing failed so far 

Continued development of the new Qt authentication library
  • The C++ API is slowly crystallizing to its final form 
  • Worked on exporting it to QML 
  • Writing a basic QML authentication app to test everything 
Developed a SDDM branch against QAuth (above)

Fedora

  • took over libaccounts-glib and libaccounts-qt packages from jreznik and updated to latest upstream (dvratil) 
  • packaged sign-on (dvratil) 
  • #879328 - kdbg can't open any executable (ltinkl) 
  • #1068956 - KShutdown 3.2 released; fixes regressions (jgrulich) 
  • #1063378 - kde-plasma-nm base package should not require ModemManager (jgrulich) 

RHEL

  • kgpg and kwin bugfixes 
  • #1070140 - kdm removal 
  • #1066078 - unable to lock Gnome when using KDM instead of GDM 
  • #1055717 - acpid fails to build on RHEL7 for non-x86 arch 
  • #1050919 - incorrect perl-expressions matching unicode symbols 
  • #1050916 - malformed output when coloring is on and grep -P has unicode input 
  • #1061697 - [RFE] Add libreswan integration to kde-plasma-networkmanagement 
  • #1005216 - ortp: hard-coded user name and password 
  • #1005261 - ortp: uses /tmp for UNIX domain socket 
  • #1005218 - ortp: missing length check in stunEncodeMessage() 
  • #1005219 - ortp: missing sign and overflow checks in buffer management functions 
  • #1061819 - KDE NM applet doesn't show to what wireless network is connected 
  • #1067111 - Adding second panel on second monitor places panel on top 

Misc

  • attended FOSDEM 
  • talked to MariaDB people about optimizing configuration for Akonadi 
  • Akademy planning meeting with the rest of the team 
  • Arranging accomodation for Akademy 
  • devconf.cz


Brought to you by: Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl) and Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

Get the latest and greatest of Fedora and KDE at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/

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pondělí 10. února 2014

Last month (January) in Red Hat KDE

Straight back from the tremendous devconf.cz, here's the regular update of what's going on in Red Hat and KDE. Let's have a look how we spent the last month.


Network management (plasma-nm | libnm-qt | libmm-qt)
: jgrulich, ltinkl

plasma-nm | libnm-qt | libmm-qt

  • libnm-qt 
    • added new properties/methods from NM 0.9.9.0 
  • libmm-qt 
    • implemented (new) Oma MM interface 

* FIXED:
#329315 - IPv6 privacy extensions should be enabled per default for new connections
#329355 - Bridge connection is active although the plasmoid icons represent it as inactive
#329342 - Network manager forgets the 802.1x settings as soon as the dialog box is closed
#329288 - Crash involving the authorization prompt
#329545 - Applet icon does not scale horizontally when embedded in a panel
#329630 - Password field always empty for the openvpn connection
#329827 - Make notifications disappear after some time

* CLOSED:
#328985 - A shared wifi network cannot be restarted after being turned off
#329580 - VPN connection asks for too many passwords
#329871 - The VPN (vpnc) connection editor dialog has no Domain field


KDE PIM
: dvratil

  • finished rewrite of Akonadi search functionality and Baloo support 
  • removed MySQL Embedded support from Akonadi 
  • fixed BKO #330010 - Broken .desktop files parser in Akonadi 
  • fixed BKO #330215 - Crash on Akonadi shutdown when using PostgreSQL 
  • fixed BKO #324932 - Can't rename folders on some IMAP servers 

KScreen
: dvratil

  • created patch for RHBZ#1036568 - RHEL6 - KWin does not move windows from a disconnected screen (backported upstream patches) 
  • fixed RHBZ#1056251 - KScreen allows to active more displays than supported by GPU (upstreamed) 

Fedora updates

středa 11. prosince 2013

Last month (November) in Red Hat KDE

November has been very hectic for most, let's have a look at what we've achieved

Network management (plasma-nm | libnm-qt | libmm-qt) 

: jgrulich, ltinkl

Fixed bugs:
kdebz#326274 - Newly created shared wireless network cannot be seen if disconnected once
kdebz#327160 - No warning when trying to connect to VPN withouth plasma-nm-vpnc installed
kdebz#326991 - Connection editor bug reporting refers to non-existing component
kdebz#327386 - Can't enable AP mode if there are other saved wireless networks
kdebz#327758 - Report bug freature does not work
kdebz#327759 - Edit connections dialog looks bad on high DPI screens
kdebz#328138 - Plasma widget network manager uses wrong (bold) font

Display management (sddm, kdm)

: mbriza
Change tracking bug: rhbz#998542
  • First, on November 26th on the KDE SIG meeting we decided to push the feature forward to the next Fedora release because  bugs that were discovered during pre-release stages of Fedora 20 were not fixable until the final release. I will continue to work on it to make a better substitute for KDM. 
  • again, spent a lot of time working on the authenticator, discussed it with David Edmundson, we'll work on making it a completely separate library in the future, to be used by some KDE tools, too 
  • designed a new configuration parser and definition classes 
  • some other bugfixes, minor compared to the listed ones. 

Multimedia (phonon)

: dvratil
Phonon GStreamer
  • finally tracked down and fixed a crash when closing Amarok when using phonon-gstreamer 1.0 (kdebz#320448) 
  • started investigating Amarok crash with phonon-gst (kdebz#290706) 

PIM

: dvratil
Akonadi
  • continued working on Akonadi IDLE (now in sort-of-works state) 
  • finished migration code in parttable-optimization branch and merged to master for 1.12 
  • fixed a regression introduced in the branch 
  • wrote proof-of-concept implementation of Akonadi-side tags 
  • started working on server-side search implementation 
  • released Akonadi 1.11.0 
  • ported Mail Filter agent to be an Akonadi Preprocessor 

Fedora general

Other

  • Nov 11 - Nov 15: hosted a small hackfest with several KDE hackers to work on Solid, KScreen, plasma-nm, KDE Telepathy and Akonadi
  • Nov 15 - Nov 17: hosted the KDE PIM Sprint - 20 KDE PIM developers met to talk about KDE PIM and Frameworks, discuss new features, nail some nasty bugs and have fun


[1] Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl), Dan Vrátil (dvratil)


You can find us on #fedora-kde channel on Freenode IRC

sobota 2. listopadu 2013

This month (October) in Red Hat KDE

I'm back with the regular update of what's going on in Red Hat and KDE. Let's have a look how we spent the last month.

Akonadi (dvratil)

  • released 1.10.3
  • worked on IDLE extension for Akonadi protocol 

KDE PIM (dvratil)

  • small improvements in Akonadi Console 
  • fixed Akonadi-based unit tests across KDE PIM 
  • fixed email filtering when not using disconnected IMAP (KDE#295051) 
  • fixed problem with duplicated names in Google Calendars (KDE#325778) 
  • fixed error when IMAP server does not support METADATA or ANNOTATE (KDE#325778) 
  • fixed 'Invalid Uidset' error when sending emails (KDE#323762, KDE#324807, KDE#314964) 
  • fixed crash when authenticating new account in LibKGAPI (KDE#324128) 

KScreen (dvratil)

  • implemented new KCM UI based on results of usability research 
  • implemented support for profiles 

KDE Telepathy (dvratil)

  • fixed KTp Approver incoming tube notification 
  • fixed crash in LogViewer 

Display managers (mbriza)

  • more work on the authenticator - split it to be a separate binary to comply with PAM/Audit stack in Fedora and to support set_loginuid module 
  • finished basic XDMCP server/manager support - upstream merge request was opened 
  • my theme was merged into Fedora as now being used as the default one 

kdelibs, kde-workspace (ltinkl)

  • ported Solid/UPower backend to incompatible UPower 0.99.0 
  • Powerdevil port in progress 

Plasma NM (jgrulich, ltinkl)

  • make plasma-nm compilable without libmm-qt 
  • ModemManager 1.0 support (in plasma-nm and libmm-qt) 
  • new release - plasma-nm 0.9.3.1, libnm-qt 0.9.0.1 
  • kdebz#325783 - plasma-nm doesn't install icon network-defaultroute, which is need by kde-nm-connection-editor.desktop - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#319197 - plasma-nm: Make modemmanager support optional - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#325495 - Plasma-nm branch mm1port causes a plasma-crash upon inserting a GSM USB stick - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#326060 - applet does not refresh after disconnecting from a shared wifi connection - RESOLVESD → FIXED 
  • kdebz#326164 - The icon doesn't correctly show the vpn status - RESOLVED → FIXED (and probably ~5 duplicates of this bug) 
  • kdebz#319198 - plasma-nm applet: auto-resize popup height to show full connection details without scrolling - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#325324 - Crash on upgrade from networkmanagement to plasma-nm - RESOLVED → WONTFIX 
  • kdebz#325421 - Plasma-nm doesn't connect automatically on KDE (Kubuntu 13.10) startup - RESOLVED → WONTFIX 
  • kdebz#326456 - Need scrollbar or expanding window - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#326274 - Newly created shared wireless network cannot be seen if disconnected once - RESOLVED → FIXED 
  • kdebz#326517 - connection editor should not be in menu -> FIXED 
  • kdebz#326632 - "Always Ask" and "Store" option in "Edit Connection" dialog seems swapped -> FIXED 
  • kdebz#326374 - Allow adding a Bridge without adding a connection to it - FIXED 


[1] Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl), Dan Vrátil (dvratil)


You can find us on #fedora-kde channel on Freenode IRC