Tuesday, 11 November 2008

KRename on Windows

Some time ago - during a longer trip by train - I booted the Windows XP installed on my Eee PC and tried to port KRename to Windows. Thanks to the efforts of the KDE on Windows team it was only a matter of about 1-2 hours.

You don't believe it? Well see the screenshots:

I am really impressed how easy it is to get KDE on Windows installed and start compiling using Visual Studio. The only changes necessary were related to some Unix syscalls in the Permissions and Date&Time plugin. To try KRename out, it is best to get a current snapshot from SVN (I justed checked in the changes necessary for compilation on Win32).
A pre-compiled binary can be found here. It requires a working installation of KDE 4.1 for Windows. Simply copy it to %KDEDIR%/bin and it should work. If there is interest I might try to provide a real setup for Windows or create more regularly SVN builds.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

PoDoFoBrowser updates

I had finally sometime to work on PoDoFoBrowser again.

Most notably, I added finally a hex widget so that binary streams can be viewed directly from within PoDoFoBrowser:

Credits for the QHexView widget goes to Evan Teran.

Other changes include an implementation for Find and Replace in text streams and a new Goto Page feature. Both will safe you a lot of time when you have to work with content streams.

To try the changes, get PoDoFoBrowser from SVN.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

KRename Video

Peter Upfold from fosswire.com has posted a great video on how to use KRename.

I think this video is great to show how KRename (or any other application) is working. I love the way he made the video: easy to understand and very well commented! Great work Peter!

You can find his article including the links to the video here. The video is available as flash for viewing online or as OGG for download.