My first bug report

Bug 163995 – The text for the folders such as inbox, sent mail, drafts etc in the sidebar do not appear

Filed my first KDE bug report. I don’t quite like it when I have install another application despite that the ones that came along with the system was supposed to work.

Am having problems not only with Kmail but also with Kopete, it crashes when the sender sends a message from gtalk and I view the message from the message stack, also noticed are strange new messages of the same conversation are being treated as new messages. ARGH.

Autostarting Apps in KDE, Kbeaglebar and other pursuits

The thought of having a cute little GUI for managing everything is so very appealing that I jump to download the source and start bravely with the compile.

I was trying to get Autostart Manager (an app to manage auto start of applicaations in KDE), then I came across this tutorial, drag and drop- how more simpler can things get?

I still feel stupid for wasting an entire morning trying to fix dependencies just to get kbeaglebar working. Looking for rpms on pbone and software manager, modifying the sources (adding contrib and backport sourcees)…dammit all in the blind for a GUI.

But i did get kbeaglebar working, turned out to be moderately buggy, doesn’t index applications.

A brief look at Dictionary Apps for Linux

Even though it’s been almost a week since am OpenSUSE up to the point of writing this, I was still hunting for a dictionary/thesaurus for KDE. Also there are a ton of Firefox extensions for dictionary but I prefer a stand alone one that pops with a Ctr+Alt+W.

Also since I don’t have/want OpenOffice (I don’t find much use for it), I could not use the Thesaurus and Dictionary (Ooodi) it provides and Stardict is a no no (It was meant for Gnome).

I added a few of the repos from here (the backport and community repos) and jDictionary turned up in software management. Doesn’t gel with the KDE look, but it does the job, has a thesaurus too.

JaLingo :: OS independent dictionary application

I searched on Sourceforge and I found JaLingo. Very neat piece written in Java, running it is bloody simple. It supports quite a few types of dictionary, I chose to download some of the Sdictionary types.

In comparison to JaLingo, jDictionary allows one to download dictionaries (a limited set available though) within the program, which is very convenient. But Jalingo has a nicer interface and provides for a “drop zone” that you just drag and drop words into and it will show you the meaning and you have the wide variety of dictionary support formats.