Category: Systemcenter


What have I realized? I’ve blogged WAY too few lately ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sorry about that… didn’t have much time.. still hasn’t changed but I’ll try to blog more often from now on… maybe I can find the time to do so in some boring lessons at school :p

Any news from my front? Think so:

The accounting suite Allevo is progressing really nicely (although I’ve stalled with hacking a bit the last days.. but the others of the group are still working nicely ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

I’ve promised myself to spend some more time with Sabayon Control Center. I really hope I won’t disappoint myself ๐Ÿ˜€

Yesterday I tried to compile Systemcenter again on Windows Vista x64 and on openSUSE 11.1 x64. Was a bit interesting.. to say the least… On Windows I had to fix compile errors first (missing header files for some weird Windows API Calls… I HATE THE WINDOWS API ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) .. and on Linux many things didn’t work anymore.. although I can’t remember if it’s because I’m in the middle of restructuring or because the Linux /proc tree ย changed so much in the last kernel versions… hope I’ll have some time to fix those things.

What I’d also like to try is to create a port of Systemcenter to KDE4. Maybe even rewrite it so that it fits in with Powerdevil and the Battery Plasmoid.. Would like to monitor the CPU frequency, CPU temperature and such stuff there…

But that’s all for the future… now it’s now ๐Ÿ˜€

What have I done today? I’ve recompiled KDE 4.3 trunk… Looking great, working great if it wouldn’t destroy my plasma-desktop (no error.. it has changed ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) config every now and than… could be because of the recompiles or .. don’t know.. if you know the cause please write me a comment ^^

One thing I still miss under KDE 4.3 compared to Windows is the speedy Explorer. Yeah dolphin and konqueror are pretty fast in general… but with larger folders it’s just lagging sooo much behind.. even selection of items takes a while ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And the even sader thing is: On windows dolphin works faster… but still not as fast as the Windows Explorer.. so something in Linux (kernel??) or the graphics drivers are to blame I think.. correct me if I’m wrong (yes I’ve disabled all file previews)…

Another thing which I’ve heard quite a bit lately is PlasMate. The IDE for plasmoid/applet/whatever_you_call_it writing. Afaics nothing works at the moment beside of the UI but that looks already pretty promising if you’ve got some imagination. Well.. nothing sounds a bit hard.. you get a start screen to choose what project type you want, creating a project works, you get a tree with possible files, you have a bar at the left side of the screen for changing between code, documentation, publishing and such stuff.. looks pretty interesting … like QtCreator ๐Ÿ˜€

QtCreator and KDevelop.. two giants battling each other.. well sort of.. they’ve got different purposes each has it’s ups and downs.. personally I like the clean design of QtCreator.. but KDevelop feels much more powerful.. if it wouldn’t crash on me every now and than… also shortcuts don’t work for me… Code Completion (Ctrl + Space) opens up a dialog that that command is ambiguous… yeah.. tells me much ^^ I’ve looked into the “Configure shortcuts” dialog.. Ctrl + Shift + Space… does nothing.. interesting… so command completion doesn’t work atm… too bad … can’t live without it anymore… also the UI file integration for Qt crashed on me and I’m missing Qt Help integration… time will tell how it evolves… but it looks promising.

So… that was enough writing for the moment.. got other things to write for school and projects… ah.. just remembered myself of my LONG todo…

Cya soon (hopefully)


Today I spent quite some time on proposals for the Sabayon Control Center.

I created the 3rd version and posted it onto the wiki page: Proposal
It will be a really interesting experience for me to see if you can dynamicalley build UIs at runtime from an Xml file with C++. It’s going to be a big challenge (we’d like to split the gui from the logic and provide easy possibilities to create new modules (preferable without c++)…

No I can’t explain this good in english.. so try reading the wiki page (link posted some days before) or be happy with that information you got ^^

Other than working on the proposals for the sabayon control center I was shopping and watching the rain fall down ๐Ÿ™‚

So.. I’m going to hack a bit further von Allevo and Systemcenter today if I find the time .. the night is early ^^

But before I start hacking I’ll try the recently merged extenders from plasma *beeing excited*

If I can get anything to work I’ll post some screens ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a nice evening

Another one :-)

So… now I’ve got some time ๐Ÿ™‚ Well.. let me introduce you to my projects. All of the important/bigger ones are written in C++ with the help of the Qt framework *yay*

1.) Allevo (Qt 4.4)
That’s my newest pet project ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a cost calculation program developed for school in the beginning.. it has grown to a testbed for new technologies I’ve found and it is under heavy development atm to reach 2.0 soon.

2.) Systemcenter (Qt4.3/4.4)
Systemcenter is a tool for monitoring and controlling the state of your hardware (cpu frequency, temperature, graphics card clock, time controlled shutdown/…) . It will be crossplattform but not anytime soon because of the lack of time ๐Ÿ˜ฆ If I remember correctly I’ve uploaded the last stable and usable version for linux (the windows version was never stableย ๐Ÿ˜€ and the macos version virtually doesn’t exists)

3.) CollectYourIPs (C#)
Well.. this was a short hack… We have tons of ip addresses in our school so I had something to do against this chaos… maybe I’ll have the time to finish it this summer.. xml support is definately on the road map

4.) Many many ideas which just haven’t reached the keyboard yet ๐Ÿ˜€

Hm…. yeah… because of talking so much about my projects I’ve totally forgotten to introduce myself ๐Ÿ˜€
My name’s Bernhard Friedreich, I’m a 16yo student from vienna going to a school for EDP* (at least they tell us it’s for EDP :D)… just finished 3rd year … two years remaining *sight*
Edit: nowย that I’ve rereadย this section about meย it seems pretty short ^^ so.. well… my hobbies are programming, beeing a part of the opensource community (especially kde) ^^, swimming, skiing, dancing

So.. atm nothing else comes to my mind which seems important enough to tell you … cause of that I’ll leave you alone so that you can recover from my awful english ๐Ÿ˜€

*EDP: For those who don’t know (like I did some years ago before I’ve heard it the first time): EDP = electronic data processing which means in other words: computer stuff ๐Ÿ˜›