Friday, July 22, 2005

» How to make your KDE menu smaller

Also being annoyed by the KDE menu because a) it has a picture on the left b) the icons are too big ? Here's how to fix those:
  1. edit $HOME/.kde/share/config/kickerrc in your favourite text editor
  2. to remove the picture on the side, look for UseSidePixmap in the [KMenu] section, and change it to false
  3. to make the displayed in the menu smaller, look for MenuEntryHeight in the [menus] section, and change it to 22 or 16
  4. save the file
To apply your changes, there's no need to restart KDE. Just execute the following command in a shell (e.g. konsole): dcop kicker kicker restart

Monday, July 11, 2005

» Crystal Clear icon set by Everaldo

Everaldo did it again. The author of the much used and well-known icon set "Crystal" (which is the default icon set on KDE since 3.0 AFAICR) releases "Crystal Clear". Very nice, bright, much more MacOSX-ish evolution. Go get it, for a refreshing change on your KDE desktop ;)

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

» Spring Framework Presentation Slides

I've just uploaded the slides of a presentation about the Spring Framework I gave 2005-06-25 in Li├Ęge at an OSS conference day. Note that I mostly focussed on the Inversion of Control pattern and spoke about some issues with what most developers think are the basics of OOP. 2 hour talk, 60 slides, published under the GNU Free Documentation License and it's available both in Open Document Format ( 2.0) and PDF.