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Andy Horseman
KBib

Science by beam 71 comments

The dialogue boxes appear the same on both systems (with the exception that scrollbars appear on the Slackware machine because of the smaller screen). The only significant differences are that both the year and number boxes are empty and un-editable. - Jun 15 2007
kdesvn

Developers Apps by alwin 175 comments

CTRL-A works for me, or did you mean something else? - Jun 13 2007
KBib

Science by beam 71 comments

The missing year problem is more awkward than I thought. It happens to any .bib file but only on my Slackware 10.2 installation. All I do is select a reference, choose 'Edit Selected Reference' if the reference already has a year defined it doesn't appear in the dialogue box, I can't edit it and if I choose 'OK' it's removed from the reference.
I built kbib on my Debian Etch server this morning and it works fine. I suspect it may be due to the versions of QT/KDE i.e. 3.3.4/3.4.2 on Slackware and 3.3.7-4/3.5.5 on Debian. - May 25 2007
KBib

Science by beam 71 comments

A really useful piece of software with just a few minor issues. I've just built version 0.6.1 on slackware 10.2 and tried getting references from pdf. The problems I found were that if the doi look-up from crossref.org failed I wasn't given the chance to manually enter the data in the same way as if there was no doi ref. in the document at all. More irritatingly, if I edit any of the references in the database the year of publication is lost (the field in the dialogue is blank and can't be editted). The only way around this is to open the .bib file directly with vi and put the year back. I'm sure these are easily fixable.
Keep up the good work! - May 25 2007
Recoll

Utilities by medoc 41 comments

I found this after finally giving up on trying to maintain a stable copy Beagle on Slackware 10.2 and I wish I'd found it sooner.
Recoll does everything I want a desktop search tool to do. The GUI is a little unusual but effective, I especially like the advanced search. The database footprint is small and the search is surprisingly fast. I couldn't get the realtime monitoring to work but that doesn't matter as a daily automatic update is enough.
The user manual is good, unlike some projects it tells me how to use the app not just how to build it.
On the subject of building from source, there are dependencies but they are only one level, the links are listed on the web page, and they work. Not the dependency hell of Beagle
I'm using this to manage all the pdfs of papers I'm collecting during my PhD. It means I can just roughly sort them into directories and use Recoll to find the right one (and some I hadn't thought of as relevant).

Thank you for an excellent app and please keep up the good work. - Mar 16 2007
Kate Symbol Viewer Plugin

Developers Apps by dragonlord79 50 comments

I'm not sure the dependency on KDE3.3.x is still true. On KDE3.4.2 the compile stops with the error:
if /bin/sh ../libtool --silent --tag=CXX --mode=compile g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/opt/kde/include -I/usr/lib/qt/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wno-long-long -Wundef -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wchar-subscripts -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -DQT_CLEAN_NAMESPACE -DQT_NO_ASCII_CAST -DQT_NO_STL -DQT_NO_COMPAT -DQT_NO_TRANSLATION -MT plugin_katesymbolviewer.lo -MD -MP -MF ".deps/plugin_katesymbolviewer.Tpo" -c -o plugin_katesymbolviewer.lo plugin_katesymbolviewer.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/plugin_katesymbolviewer.Tpo" ".deps/plugin_katesymbolviewer.Plo"; else rm -f ".deps/plugin_katesymbolviewer.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
plugin_katesymbolviewer.cpp: In member function `void
KatePluginSymbolViewerView::slotInsertSymbol()':
plugin_katesymbolviewer.cpp:123: error: `Left' is not a member of type `
Kate::ToolViewManager'
plugin_katesymbolviewer.cpp:123: error: `createToolView' undeclared (first use
this function)
plugin_katesymbolviewer.cpp:123: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported
only once for each function it appears in.)
make[2]: *** [plugin_katesymbolviewer.lo] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/scratch/Working/KDE/cppsymbolviewer-1.7/cppsymbolviewer'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/scratch/Working/KDE/cppsymbolviewer-1.7'
make: *** [all] Error 2 - Feb 19 2007
PDFedit

PDF Software by misuj1am 60 comments

The problem is that, by default, the boost headers are installed in /usr/local/include/boost-?_??_?/boost and the pdfedit configure expects them to be in /usr/local/include/boost.
A simple symbolic link gets around the problem. - Jan 31 2007