Foss.in Day 4 and 5

foss.in day 4 gave me a chance to attend quite a few talks. In the morning Girish Ramakrishnan and Prashanth had a open session for anyone interested in Qt, so I got a few things clarified about MVC in Qt, and had a quick introduction to QGraphicsView ( I haven't got around to trying it yet ).

Then I spent the afternoon compiling trunk, again with repeated power failures, until I finally had a really great KDE desktop. I love the new Add Applet panel, the new netbook view for the desktop and other smooth effects. Qt Kinetic raises animation to a whole new level, check out the examples.

Later I attended “Writing plugins for Qt Creator” — another great feature I didn't know existed. What is with Qt and great software? Gopal introduced libjit. But Philip Tellis gave perhaps the best talk I've ever seen, with on the fly shell hacking to analyse Apache logs. It was true open source collaboration with the audience interjecting about sed options and redundancy, especially since Philip couldn't see all of the screen :). He also demonstrated some Javascript hacks and YQL


On day 5, I had only a few hours there before catching my flight. I chose to implement Imgur support for the Pastebin applet, which is now on the Reviewboard