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KPilot, She Progresses


Woohoo! I ate far too much cheesecake, far too late in the evening tonight, and therefore am still up at 2:30 a.m., hacking on KPilot. And oi(!) does it feel good. =:) We now have a working daemon, a working configuration window, a working kpilot main window, logging happening correctly over the DBus, and with the code that I’m about to commit to trunk, we now are able to get through a hotSync without crashing! W[][]t!

Next on my agenda, if Adriaan doesn’t beat me to it, is to rip every hint out of KPilot’s built-in database viewers that makes it look like it could/should/might be able to perform CUD (Creates/Updates/Deletes) actions. Die, devil-bird, die!!

Oh, also, all of the hard work that the talented Mister Broeksema has been putting into both the base conduit code and the keyring conduit code is really starting to look good. I got this -><- close to being able to sync my test keyring database with the new conduit tonight. I’m sure he’ll get it all working proper-like by tomorrow…. =;) In celebration, then, the highlights of my commit comments for tonight:

– replacing many “emit syncDone(this)” with “delayDone()”. I think what
might be happening is that syncDone() is deleting our object, which then
turns up null in our DEBUGKPILOT stream and blows up (short-lived object maybe too-short-lived?).
– adding some safety check in keyringsetup to make sure we have a valid
pointer for the wallet. **note** getting a handle on the wallet will
block our GUI event thread until it’s either successful, or it times out.
kinda weird.
– _not_ running the installer twice in pilotDaemon. there’s no conduit
that queues up things to be installed, it doesn’t make sense, and it was
causing trouble. so out she goes.
– replacing “delete thing” with “thing->deleteLater()” in spots for
safety’s sake
– bumping KPILOT_VERSION to pre2 (gonzo). it’s the muppets, man, and we
have plenty more to go through… plus, it feels like a milestone being
that we’re actually able to get through a hotsync for the first time in
trunk. paaaaaarty time.
– woohoo! hotsyncing now works with null conduit. =;)

And now, to sleep, perchance to dream… of getting to do something very much like this for a living… someday….

Author: Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper

My name is Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper. I am the ring leader of the amazing Kasper family. I am unashamedly a Christian Nerd. These are our stories....

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