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KWebTest V 0.2 for Available (with User Manual )
WebTest is functional website testing tool using KHTML.
Version 0.2 is now available.

Features added:
- "live" forms input ( You type the query in the test pane and it gets entered into the relevant HTML form, live!)
- Playback of live forms.
- A full fledged DOM explorer.

I have also made a .pdf user manual.

Please do have a look at manual and if possible the code.

User Manual:
Code ( LGPLed) :
Project Page:

Feedback, Criticisms , Requests (and even forking ;) ) is more than welcome!

KDE and power management
Apparently KDE does not a very good job at power management on my laptop.
Before you shout and say it's not KDE's fault, remember that there I have kpower, klaptop etc installed.

After I disconnect the power cable KDE also says "setting performance policy to powersave" but that does not have much effect on my system.

After going through LessWatts I came across a few fixes that appear to have reduced my power consumption ( and heat dissipation a lot)

I put them in a simple shell script thus:

echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/sched_mc_power_savings
echo 5 > /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode
echo 1500 > /proc/sys/vm/dirty_writeback_centisecs
hdparm -B 1 -S 12 /dev/sda

The first three only work for Intel CPU's which means I cant use them on my other laptop

These fixes however seem to have reduced the amount of heat generated in my new little laptop

Getting back on track, I am watching the temperature and battery levels closely as I start another round of KWebTest hacking. Will post back updates.

Building KWebTest && Bugfixing KHTML
Today, the first build of my open source app, KWebtTest rolled out.
Once it is stable, we'll be putting it up for download.

Meanwhile, I've simply fallen into love with VMWare in particular and virtualization in general.
Although i've been given a pretty whizz-bang laptop here, running the boring RHEL4 on it wasn't a joy
That's where Ubuntu and VMWare stepped in.
Running virtual machines (on a server :p) from my laptop is just too coool.
It also allows me to build on RHEL and SLES (the target platforms) with great ease.

Here's a screenshot of KWebTest getting built on my machine.(along with the modified KHTML)

ssh -X and VMWare, i love you.

KWebTest is my first major open source app (major by my standards ~3K lines of KDELibs/Qt cpp code)


I encountered two bugs in KHTML while going through the code.(see my last post)
Me, being me, obviously thought that there was something wrong with my code (or is it kode) first.

Later on , i came to know that they were bugs in KHTML.
Thanks to OffEagle, he saved me countless hours of work there.

I finally managed to fix the bugs. Infact, KWebTest is rolling out with the modified (newer!) version of kdelibs/khtml
As for my goal of being committer before KDE4 rolles out, I think it's well on track.

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