Flavio Castelli

Debugging my life

Apr 7, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments - c++ qt qjson last.fm KDE marble

rockmarble: see who is going to rock in your town

During the last weekend I hacked a bit on rockmarble and I added a new feature: retrieve all the events happening in a certain city. As usual data is provided by last.fm, which should return also the events _“near” _the specified city (don’t ask me to define a value for near :) ). I have created new openSUSE packages, this time everything should work fine. Just make sure to remove all qjson packages before installing this release (in fact all the previous problems were due to packaging errors of qjson, now I have created new packages called libqjson0).

Apr 2, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments - c++ qt qjson last.fm KDE marble

rockmarble: how to follow your favourite artists tour with Marble

During the last weekend I wanted to have some fun with QJson. So I came out with this idea: retrieve from last.fm the tour dates of my favourite artists and display the locations using Marble. After some hacking I created this small application: rockmarble… If you have a last.fm account rockmarble will import your favourite artist list. Otherwise you can add one artists at a time. The tour location will be displayed inside Marble, using openstreetmap.

Nov 4, 2008 - 2 minute read - Comments - qt json qjson

QJson: a Qt-based library for mapping JSON data to QVariant objects

In order to realize a project of mine I started looking for a Qt library for mapping JSON data to Qt objects. I came over a couple of solutions but none of them made me happy. So in the last weekend I wrote my own library : QJson The library is based on Qt toolkit and converts JSON data to QVariant instances. JSON arrays will be mapped to QVariantList instances, while JSON’s objects will be mapped to QVariantMap.

Oct 3, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments - ruby jamendo

Ruby downloader for Jamendo

Also this year I’ll attend the Linux day (a day dedicated to Gnu/Linux and FLOSS that occurs every year in Italy) organized by my LUG. Guess what I’ll be talking about… ;) While organizing the event somebody proposed to setup a local server with some music released under CC license. He suggested to download some albums from Jamendo (due to network issues we won’t be able to provide direct access to the website).

Jul 16, 2008 - 2 minute read - Comments - life

Can dreams became true?

During the last years of university I spent some time wondering about my future job. After the degree I received lot of offers (fortunately also good ones), but none of them matched with my “dream job” . There was always something missing/different. I was just trying to convince myself that the “perfect job” can exist only in our dreams when my feed reader pointed me here. After reading these lines:

May 27, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments - KDE qt strigi

Still coding

Yes, long time has passed since my last post (really strange, isn’t it :D ). It has been a busy period, full of work, dog training and… coding (fortunately!). During this time I’ve been working on XesamQLib creation. This is a Qt based library for accessing Xesam services. Its API is going to be similar to Xesam-glib one and it will make life easier for developers who want to interact with programs exposing Xesam service (who talked about Strigi?

Mar 26, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments - life

Two new entries in my life

Last week two new entries entered my life.A shiny brand-new _Macbook pro _arrived on Thursday. I’ve always dreamed of one of this wonderful laptops (I’ve been an happy iBook user for a long time). Two weeks ago I finally surrendered (I’ve always been scared of the high price) and I’ve ordered this new toy. Now, after one week of usage I’m really happy about it. Currently I’m using Linux as primary Os, but I’ll give a try also to KDE4 on Mac ;)

Jan 18, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments - KDE strigi xesam

My current tasks

Usually I write blog posts announcing what I have done, but this time it is useless. So I’m going to blog about what I’m going to do. After latest Strigi irc meeting, I came out with this task: KDE integration: Flavio will coordinate the definition of interfaces over which KDE will handle searching and metadata. He can ask Aaron, Evgeny and Jos for help with the interface design. The interface will cover:

Jan 11, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments - KDE strigi

Strigi irc meeting

Just giving more voice to original announce: Tomorrow, Saturday 12 January, at 17 UTC an irc meeting will take place on #strigi channel (it’s on freenode if you don’t know). During the meeting Strigi developers will discuss about the future developments of Strigi. Special guest: Aaron Aseigo. You’re all welcome.

Jan 10, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments - c++ KDE strigi

Tyding up Strigi analyzers

As you may know, KDE4 will use Strigi for meta information extraction instead of the old KFilePlugin classes. Since Strigi’s analyzer work in a different way, lot of code has to be ported. Unfortunately, after a good start, some relevant analyzers were still missing. But in the last weeks Strigi gained support of: wave file avi files txt files dds files rgb files sid files ico files I’ve also updated this summary page.