I can’t program, triage bugs or design GUIs but I can write, so when I can find the time I plan to do some free journo stuff for KDE News. It’s my way of giving a bit back to the FOSS community on which I depend for all my software. Sample here.
KDE 4.1 is a step too far for a working PC, I rapidly got fed up with graphic glitches and random freezes so I’ve just installed Gnome, It’s boring but stable, which is what I need for work. Maybe the next release?
I’ve just upgraded Kubuntu 8.04 to 8.10 using the distro upgrade tool rather than re-installing, there were one or two issues with unsupported software I’d installed manually in 8.04, but only SK1 remains unresolved. KDE 4 is big on eye-candy but a resource hog so I’ve switched off the ‘effects’ and it’s a lot more responsive. When I have time (huh?) I’ll re-install from scratch to see if it’s better. Meanwhile, looking good.