As requested, here are my Window-Specific KWin settings for my netbook:
The most important items are the ones that start with “netbook”. I don’t remember why I made two items instead of one, but let’s take a look at the “maximize” setting.
The end result will look like this:
As you can see, it’s an hourly forecast. It reports the weather, temperature, wind speed and direction and – most important for me – precipitation.
After one week with Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, it feels like I have the basics of C++ down: constants and variables, functions, some operators, loops,
switch statements etc. Object oriented programming was introduced surprisingly early (Day 6), and the memory discussion at the end of Day 5 took some time to digest, but other than that everything went smoothly.
In the second week, the book takes up a topic that I’ve found pretty hard: pointers and references. In this step, I’ll write about some of the things about pointers and references that confused me. It’s assumed that you already know the basics of pointers/references.
In case you’ve missed it, the series starts with step 0.
When I became interested in KDE development some years ago, it wasn’t very easy to find out how to start. I found a KDevelop tutorial and learned a little about C++, but that’s pretty much it. Soon other things in life took over, and I returned to just watch KDE’s progress through the Dot and Planet KDE.
This summer, when I finally have a lot of free time, I want to start over. This means that “The Road to KDE Devland” series should suit you even if you don’t have any prior knowledge about C++ or programming in general.
Want to start to develop for KDE? Sure do. But how, and where do I start? Is it even possible for me to do something this complicated? The questions are many, but it’s not always easy to find the answers.
I’m just another person who wants to walk the path to “KDE Devland” – but I also want to leave something behind. Footsteps. Footsteps that other hikers can follow if they want, footsteps to show that anyone who’s motivated enough can walk this road.
As this is my first post my first post on planet KDE (not entirely true), I figured I should introduce myself.
I’m Hans Chen, a 21-year-old long term KDE user from Sweden. I’ve been a physics student for two years at Stockholm University but will move on to meteorology after the summer.
My interest for KDE began after finding the Commit-Digests on the Dot. Not long after I stumbled upon planet KDE, and since then I’ve been hooked – this was a project I wanted to contribute to and be a part of.
Nowadays I help out with the KDE Community Forums. Since I’m interested in programming, I currently study C++ and Qt in hope of becoming a full-fledged KDE developer someday. If you share the same wish, stay tuned – I’ll blog about my progress soon when I find the time and motivation.
You can find me on various places as Mogger (IRC, identica, openDesktop) or simply Hans (KDE Forums, Dot).