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24
2007

Quickies: KDE e.V. Presidential Address, KHTML and WebKit, Qt4 Book, KDE4 on Mac Visuals

A number of KDE related news stories are floating about the interweb today, so here's a quick round-up. Aaron Seigo writes his KDE e.V. Presidential Address on his blog in an effort to force the e.V. to be more transparent about their activities. Over at Ars Technica, I have an article talking about the future of KHTML and WebKit: you'll be happy to know that this seems to no longer be a real problem. Daniel Molkentin has published a new book on coding for Qt 4.x which is now available for ordering at qt4-book.com. Lastly, I've stumbled across a short visual tutorial for those Mac OS X users among us that are looking to help test the KDE/Mac snapshots. Of course you can always go over to TechBase for the build instructions if you have some CPU cycles to spare.

Comments

And I take, as a KDE President now, you are now entitled to express your view on KDE chose as its direction.


By Debian User at Sun, 2007/07/29 - 5:00am

As Aaron has already stated, he's not "KDE president". He's president of the KDE e.v., which is not the same thing. See http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/presidential-address.html


By Paul Eggleton at Sun, 2007/07/29 - 5:00am

Can we - please - have fun and call it "KDE president" ?!


By Debian User at Mon, 2007/07/30 - 5:00am

> that the article linked above was
> not vetted by anyone involved in KHTML development

btw, the easiest way to fix that is to not be insular but to engage. troy was approached by someone else in the qtwebkit project (who isn't paid by anyone to work on it, btw) with this story idea (love how i get to take the flak anyways ;). due to the silent nature of the khtml contributors, i don't think troy really knew who to ask. realizing that troy has been around the kde community for quite a while, it underlines the need for improvement there. those he did send email to didn't respond in a timely fashion. how are we supposed to get the kde contributions and contributors recognition when they remain ghosts?

troy has, however, followed up since with those who did poke their heads up due to his article. and that's a good thing: maybe we'll actually get to hear more of *your* voices directly rather than having to deal with silence mixed with concern, confusion and quiet discontent around tables or backwater irc channels, modulo the occasional web board dissent.


By Aaron J. Seigo at Wed, 2007/07/25 - 5:00am

>i don't think troy really knew who to ask. realizing that troy has been around the kde >community for quite a while, it underlines the need for improvement there. those he did >send email to didn't respond in a timely fashion. how are we supposed to get the kde >contributions and contributors recognition when they remain ghosts?

well since you asked for ideas, how about adding a list of key people to the relivent part of Techbase? So next time troy wants to send an E-mail he could go to KHTML's techbase page and see a list of who to send it to.

It won't magically make the more quiet but deserving members of KDE stars overnight, but it makes it easier for people praising software to move up a step to praising the author by name.


By ben at Thu, 2007/07/26 - 5:00am

that's an excellent idea, imho.


By Aaron Seigo at Thu, 2007/07/26 - 5:00am

So when is KOffice coming for Mac?
Will it be available with KOffice 2, since it is based on Qt4?


By Acke at Wed, 2007/07/25 - 5:00am

(Unofficial) builds of KOffice for OS X have been available for years now.


By Boudewijn Rempt at Wed, 2007/07/25 - 5:00am

Oh, and just to be clear about it: yes, KOffice 2.0 alpha packages are available, too, in the same way the tutorial describes, from the same place.


By Boudewijn Rempt at Wed, 2007/07/25 - 5:00am

Thank you all who work on this for KDE and make it available on the Mac.


By sc at Thu, 2007/07/26 - 5:00am

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