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today's 30 minute hacks

Jul 19, 2010, 14:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Seigo)

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"I ended up taking two "breaks" during the day today to do "30 minute hacks". This is where I do something in the codebase that may or may not end up being useful but which I find interesting to try out, keeping the exercise to a length of 30 minutes or less.

"The first one was moving around some of the UI in ksnapshot (after chasing down an annoyance in kdelibs that would pop up a notification every time ksnapshot started if you had last saved a snapshot to a remote location). Here's the result of that "30 minute hack":

"The default size is bigger (and it remembers the window size between restarts), the snapshot thumbnail has a bit of a shadow around it and the buttons have been re-arranged. Other than the window size saving, which I consider a bug fix, I'm not sure if the rest will make it into the next release or not."

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