Late post here, just wanted to let everyone know that follows or cares, that I am done w/ my updates to the Kubuntu chapter (chapter 7) of The Official Ubuntu Book. Another nice round of updates and last minute changes trying to keep up with all the wonderful changes the developers were making. IT was silly that I originially missed something like the fact OpenOffice in the KMenu went back to the name instead of changing to the entry to Word Processor, or Spreadsheet, etc. Now they are known as Calc, Writer, etc… This was a last second fix/update that I needed to make. Hopefully everything went well w/ that.
I’ve learned a ton trying to document my favorite operating system. I encourage anyone who really wants to learn something, to try and document it.
On the DOT an announcement was just made for the KDE 4 release schedule. Congrats to the developers and the team and everything.
April 1, 2007: Subsystem Freeze
From this date forward, no new KDE subsystem or major changes can be committed to kdelibs.
May 1, 2007: Alpha Release + kdelibs soft API Freeze
Alpha will be a source-only release without translations. The kdelibs API is “soft-frozen”, meaning that changes can be made but only with the consent of the core developers.
June 1, 2007: trunk/KDE is feature frozen
Trunk is frozen for feature commits. Internationalised string changes are allowed. A list of main modules that will be included in the final release will be made.
June 25, 2007: Beta1
Beta 1 is prepared and released after some initial testing. The incoming bugs will be reviewed for their severity. After this release, a new Beta version will be released every month.
September 23, 2007: Total Release Freeze
This is the very last date for committing anything that isn’t reviewed on the development lists.
September 25, 2007: Release Candidate 1
Targetted date for first release candidate. Only regressions (breakage caused by the KDE 4 port) or grave bugs can be fixed. Starting with this Release Candidate, a new Release Candidate will be put out every two weeks until the codebase is sufficiently stable and all showstopper bugs have been fixed.
October 23, 2007: Targetted Release Date
I started working for an IT consultant firm back in June of 2006 and for 5 months spent working at the same company in town. So now I’m on the road for my first long term engagement. 6 weeks of travel to wonderful town of Columbus Ohio. Before this trip, I was out in Utah for training as well.
It’s funny no matter where I go friends are always like: “Oh you are going there, then you need to visit this place…” And I never go there, in fact rarely do I leave the hotel room at night. What do I do each night? Nothing more then check email and work on the different documentation that I have to do for my clients or just watch tv and do absolutely nothing…
You know I’m tired and sick of doing things by the time I’m done doing everything and working all those hours. I just want to crash and veg, and go no where. People laugh, but in talking w/ my co-workers who also travel, and in fact they all travel more then I do say the same things. I would be interested if there are any other consultants who read this blog that have the same problems. At night do most consultants do nothing but sit in their hotel rooms and surf the web????
The other thing I’ve had is that my Ubuntu work has suffered as well… No documentation, no bug, nothing. But hopefully that will change as I learn to better manage my time at night.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, but Robert’s last post has gone over board. Scoble attacks MS that they suck and can’t do well. I just don’t understand why the sudden change in tone of voice? Scoble became an Internet Celebrity because Microsoft allowed him to post his own thoughts and ideas, but lately things are going out of control. The world is starting to revolve around his thoughts and his ego has gotten out of control.
In a great article on the Times Online, makes special note that his career is where it is because of what Microsoft allowed him to do. For many tech readers his voice was a softer side of Microsoft, was the “soul” of a “kinder, gentler” Microsoft, but it seems like he is now out to bash Microsoft whenever he can. He has previous posts were he praises products and then later changes his position to colaim that it “sucks.”
How much of what he does is just deisgned to drive traffic to the company he works at versus what he actually really thinks? In fact, how do we even know what he really thinks? Can we take his blog @ face value any more or has he become another shill for Google and part of the whole M$ sucks crowd that I believe is helping to prevent the growth of alternate choices to Microsoft.
I wonder if Google ever looses its popularity will we soon be reading posts from him about how bad Google is instead of how great the product is. Oh yeah and an example of how MS search sucks is because a search for Robert doesn’t show his name as first post. Wow talk about an ego trip… The first link for Jonathan isn’t this site on either sites so they suck.
Part of his arguments is that Google reader is great and is the most popular reader out there, that Google and Apple listen to their customers and those companies make changes based on customer feedback. But really is Google going to change what it is doing because someone suggests it?