KDE 4.5 beta brings window tiling, new notifications
Friday, May 28 2010 @ 04:26 CST Contributed by: Linegod
The developers behind the KDE desktop environment have released the first beta of version 4.5. Although the major focus during this development cycle is stability, the release also brings some nice new features and user interface improvements.
Friday, May 14 2010 @ 12:53 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Konsole is the app that probably almost every KDE developer uses on a daily basis, but there hasnít been much development on the user interface front during the last releases. The two brave souls Robert Knight and Kurt Hindenburg are busy triaging and fixing bugs. So to say Konsole is more maintained than developed due to a simple lack of manpower. Nonetheless some recent changes may be worth blogging about.
The main problem is that Michal, the main developer, does not (yet) have a Blu-ray recorder to work on the a fix himself. He sent out letters to drive manufacturers to see whether they can sponsor one. No reply as of yet.
And the DVD-DL bug cannot be verified by either Michal; or Sebastian.
Monday, May 10 2010 @ 10:48 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Almost two months after the technical preview was released, the development of version 4.7 of the cross-platform Qt C++ framework for GUI applications is beginning to take shape, as Nokia has now presented a beta version. A beta of the Qt Creator 2.0 development environment, which is part of the framework, has also been released. The developers highlight the integration of Qt Quick (Qt UI Creation Kit) as the prominent feature of the next version of Qt. Qt Quick is a tool collection for creating animated, touch-enabled Qt interfaces and applications for mobile and embedded devices.
Saturday, April 24 2010 @ 10:48 CST Contributed by: Linegod
am very happy to announce the new stable version 0.40 of the KDE office software Kraft. After eleven month of porting work, Kraft 0.40 is the first version which is based on the KDE 4 software platform. Huge changes on the codebase of Kraft happened to benefit from the new technology of KDE 4 and after long long hours of work, weíre there
Tuesday, April 13 2010 @ 10:28 CST Contributed by: Linegod
No one is better qualified to talk about the state of the KDE desktop than Aaron Seigo. A former member of the board of KDE e.V, the German non-profit that oversees the project, Seigo is a lead developer on the desktop. Last weekend, I interviewed him at the Calgary Open Source Systems Festival, COSSFest, in front of an audience, on where KDE is today and where it is heading.
Monday, April 12 2010 @ 08:55 CST Contributed by: Linegod
The KDE SC does not include a standard FTP client as you may know it from other platforms. There are some third party applications like Kasablanca or KFTPgrabber but they are not yet fully ported to the KDE SC 4. The good news however is, you don't need such an application to manage your remote servers. The KDE SC features a way more powerfull technique for dealing with such situations.
Wednesday, March 24 2010 @ 08:10 CST Contributed by: Linegod
The KOffice team is happy to announce the first beta of the upcoming 2.2 release of KOffice. This release brings back Kexi, the data management application similar to MS Access. The new beta also offers many new features and improvements, for example improved support for Microsoft file formats with the addition of import filters for MS OOXML, and bug fixes.
Embed the Konsole (Terminal) to the Desktop in KDE 4.3
Thursday, March 04 2010 @ 07:58 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Konsole is the X terminal emulator of KDE. I find having the terminal out of my way, but always open and easy to reach out to, very convenient. It also looks cool. With KDE SC 4.3 you can easily achieve this with a few clicks without the need of any additional software.