This is my personal blog with Android, Linux & Open Source as main topics.

While I am doing software development in many areas, my main fields of experience are Cross-platform software (C++/Qt) and Android apps (native). For various tasks I also love to script with Bash or Python. Usually in development teams I’m also responsible for managing development services, setting up CI/CD jobs and keeping everything uptodate.

Open Source is one of my passions – I am a developer and maintainer of many open projects and regularly start contributing to additional ones. Help me on my mission by visiting this page.
My other favourite activities include photography and being outdoor as much as possible. I am too volunteering at the local fire department. I have studied Mobile Computing @FH Hagenberg and now employed at @V-Play GmbH, where I do Software Development and DevOps.

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This time the v1.0.0 release of Markor gets celebrated! The update is already available for download on F-Droid and Google Play, get it now!

Recent changes in the Markor project:
New features:

  • ShareInto
    • Added export: calendar appointment

Improved:

  • Widget
    • Added shortcuts to ToDo, QuickNote and LinkBox
  • SD Card handling and permission errors
    • Show warning when opening a file on not writeable path
    • Add shortcuts to writeable SD card folders
    • Mark unwriteable files red in selection dialog
  • ShareInto
    • Better seperator placment

Fixed:

  • Widget
    • Open selected file
  • Editor
    • Markdown header highlighting padding
  • Share to app
    • Fix view intent not starting on some devices
  • Filesystem view
    • Allow to view Details for folder too

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Changelog for v1.2.1

App release: dandelior

  • Added an (rebranded) flavor of dandelion: dandelior
  • Only differenties in use are other (black) icon and AMOLED colors by default enabled
  • Already available on F-Droid

New features:

Fixed:

  • Sometimes the Stream went white, which is due an still (>3 years) unfixed Android Support library bug. It should not occur very often anymore due less use of fragments.

Improved:

  • Various small tweaks
  • Updated translation files

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Markor is a TextEditor for Android. Ver​sat​ility, inter​optab​ility, and light​weight​ness are the main properties of the project. Markor utilizes simple markup formats like Markdown and todo.txt for keeping notes and managing todo lists. Due its big versatility at working with text it can also be used for keeping bookmarks, copying to clipboard, fast opening a link from text and lots of more. Markor and its created files are interoptable with any other plaintext software on any platform. Markor is not only using open formats, it's also free software, is openly developed and accepts community contribtuions.

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Kodi features a special action called PartyMode, which instantly starts playback of random music. The feature accepts a parameter, which works with music but not for videos.

You can find a working solution here - for starting playback of random videos from a remote client, local shell or within Kodi itself. Kodi has a feature called Smart Playlists, which allows to create a solution that is superior to a simple PartyMode for videos.

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To be honest – this is a static site without any fonts, javascript or css loaded externally.
I use and write posts to be published on this site mainly offline, so it is important that all works here too.

No analytics library or any other tracker gets loaded when you visit this blog. Hence this blog doesn’t and can’t keep records of anything you do here.

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Recent changes in the Markor project:
New features:

  • Recently viewed documents
    • Start editing of recent documents, button in the toolbar of main view
    • Allow sharing into recend documents
    • Queue containing the 10 last viewed files
  • Keep scroll position when reloading document list (Notebook)
  • Document/File Info: Dialog showing information about selected file
    • Openable at main views toolbar when one item is selected

Improved:*

  • Overall better performance
    • Faster document loading
    • Decreased memory usage
  • Reduce edit history size (undo/redo) to 5 for lower memory usage
  • Preview/Rendering (All):
    • Rework of theme, font-size and font injection
  • Preview/Rendering (Markdown):
    • Blockquote theme based styling
    • Blockquote RTL compatibility

Fixed:

  • Crash when Markor put to background and huge file is loaded
    • Document contents are not stored into resume cache anymore if they are too big
    • Make no major differences for huge files, just undo/redo history is cleared when switchting away

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