30 Jun 2003 ariya   » (Master)

So now weekly I play badminton. I am such a bad player, but nevertheless I can have chances to improve. Not to mention that I can make new friends and practice my German. O yeah, bilyard is also quickly getting more and more fun. For relaxing a little bit in the afternoon, it is really worth (and not too expensive as well). My other plan: try every single restaurant (Chinese, Greek, whatever) in Paderborn !

Order of Phoenix was out and I quickly bought it. I finished it in 5 days, during night only. I was very tired, though, because when the whole day is spent on research and the whole night for Hogwarts, that makes little room for sleep, let alone rest well.

KOffice is approaching release. There are many fundamentals things in KSpread that I didn't have chance to fix and improve. Okay, KSpread 1.3 could be better but current state is not too bad at all. Too bad that when I decide to co-maintain it with Laurent, my time becomes more limited because of the load of my research work. Can't wait for KSpread 1.4 (or 2.0?) hacking again.

I found some little spare time to think about Sidewinder. That's a code-name for my small portable 100%-C++ library for building spreadsheet, covering an entirely new object-model (Cell, Format, Sheet, Workbook, and so on) and Excel workbook loader. This will surely serve as my playground for improving internals of KSpread. It is portable, I work on it conveniently both in Windows and Linux. When someday Sidewinder reaches usable state, at least it can form a more stable and hassle-free Excel import filter for KSpread. The Excel part follows HSSF style of record-based parsing. This will allow room for Excel exporter, someday when I have enough time and motivation. Help is warmly welcomed. Of course you can always choose to ignore all this crap^h^h^h^hvapourware.

LinuxTag 2003 is due within weeks. Let's get rock.

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