Flavio Castelli

Debugging my life

May 30, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

KDE4 preview at Gazzaniga's Lug

Yesterday I’ve made a speech at Gazzaniga’s Lug regarding next KDE4 major features and Strigi. I’ve uploaded the slides, you can find them in the paper category.

May 29, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments - KDE Italy

KDE4 preview at Gazzaniga (BG)

A KDE 4 small overview This speech illustrates some of the major KDE4 features. Slides are shorts since has been made for a “wiki-night” :) Kde4 previewView more presentations from Flavio Castelli.

May 10, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments - KDE strigi life

dot.kde.org and me

I’m really honored to report that dot.kde.org has published the english translation of my interview for kde-it. You can find it here.

May 7, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments - KDE strigi life

KDE Italy and me

I’m really honored to report that KDE-Italy site published an interview about me. You can find it here. Many thanks to Giovanni Venturi, webmaster and maintainer of kde-it.org!

Mar 1, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments - KDE strigi life

Back from FOSDEM

A small resume of my FOSDEM experience… Friday evening Departure from Italy. The plane landed in Charlesroi airport, where we (me and Laura) take a bus for Bruxelles. Once in the city it was so late that there was no public transport, so we had to take a cab in order to reach our hotel. Saturday Small tour in Bruxelles. As we thought Bruxelles is a beautiful city with lot of things to see, in fact there are too many things to see for a 2 day trip!

Feb 28, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments - KDE strigi

Strigi Desktop integration

Short abstract: Strigi desktop integration: how to access Strigi features. Strigi, the fastest and smallest desktop search engine, provides fast searches and good metadata extraction capabilities. It will be used by the next KDE, but it can be easily integrated in other programs. Long abstract: Modern humans are using more and more data every day. Keeping data organized is becoming insufficient, so finding and filtering documents have become key tasks in modern operating systems.

Feb 17, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments - KDE strigi life

Going to FOSDEM 2007 edition

This year I’ll go to FOSDEM 2007 edition where I’ll give a presentation regarding Strigi. FOSDEM stands for “Free Open Source Developers European Meeting”. This is one of the most important happenings for the open-source scene in Europe. It takes place in Bruxelles, where for two days the university if full of talks, and stands of open-source projects. Big projects have a DevRoom, a place reserved for talks related with them.

Feb 17, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments - life

Still alive

As usually lot of time passed since my last post on this site. Hundred of things happened in the meantime… Going in order: I took my second level degree in Computer Engineering I began to work in a IT company I’m going to give a presentation of strigi to fosdem It’s really hard (and honestly I don’t have enough time) to give a detailed resume of all these facts. The graduation went really fine, my teacher and the other one in the examining session liked my work and I got a good score.

Dec 10, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments - KDE

klaptopdaemon improvement

Last night I spent a couple of hours adding a missing feature to klaptopdaemon. Are you curious? keep reading… Yesterday I installed a new kde icon theme. It looked really nice but there was a problem: klaptopdaemon tray icon didn’t work. In fact the icon didn’t show the battery level, it was always at 0%. Quite annoying isn’t it? Since I liked the theme I decided to add a new option to klaptopdaemon: print the battery level percentage over the systray icon.

Dec 1, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments - c++ qt


HpCalc is an open-source multi-platform editor for the Hp 39G calculator. I was bored by the official “Applet Development kit”, a really old and ugly program written for Windows 3.1 (!!), so I decided to write something new (and maybe better). I made this program just for fun and for learning something (it was the first time I used the Qt library), so don’t bother me if this isn’t fully comparable to Hp’s ADK.