Ages ago, in the long-forgotten days of 2008, there was Amarok 1.4. And it was good. Then KDE4 came along and Amarok was rewritten, reshaped, becoming something... different. Something unsettling. Something not altogether pleasant.
Tuesday, June 29 2010 @ 01:03 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
Today the reformed K3b team within the KDE Community is proud to release the final 2.0 of the premier disk recording application, codenamed ďKomebackĒ. Although pre-release versions have already enjoyed widespread adoption, we'd like to recap some of the highlights of this release.
K3b 2.0 marks the last milestone in the effort to port one of the most popular disk recording applications to KDE's current Platform 4.
hanks to the pledge we did long time ago and thanks to the community member, Silvio Grosso, who made major donation, Iím working on Krita for next ~12 weeks full-time. The Krita community and me prepared Action Plan II. Itís something like Google Summer Of Code proposal but with much more targets. I have tasks per week, not one big target like Summer Of Code projects.
First two weeks of the plan are devoted to the support of the Photoshop brushes. I worked on it already in Action Plan I, I added support of the brush masks (bitmaps) from the file format, but there are still presets saved in the ABR format and we want to support them.
Sunday, June 13 2010 @ 08:27 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
I wanted to learn Qt, so I started off by reading some KDE source files and making small cosmetic changes here and there (e.g. GUI improvements for the NetworkManagement plasmoid, adding blur to some plasmoids). I also patched KWinís change screen OSD, which was missing the blur effect. This was the first time, I got my hands on KWin code.
Monday, June 07 2010 @ 06:49 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
The latest in the 4.x series of the KDE Software Compilation is due to be released in early August 2010. With the first beta of this release recently unleashed, I thought Iíd download the openSuse packages and see what 4.5ís got in store for us.
Sunday, May 30 2010 @ 10:53 am CST Contributed by: Linegod
The KOffice team is very happy to announce the arrival of KOffice 2.2.0, half a year after version 2.1 was released. This release brings an unprecedented number of new features and bugfixes as can be seen in the full list of changes.
There are two reasons for this very high development rate. Firstly, people have started to notice KOffice again and the developer community is growing. Secondly, Nokia is sponsoring development of KOffice for their mobile office viewer. Here follows a list of the most important changes in this release.
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 am 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 am 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.