DEC
30
2008

KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd November 2008

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Addition of a DNS prefetch mechanism (as seen in Google Chrome) to speed up page loads in KHTML. First base work on kolf-ng, a rewrite which may become Kolf 2.0 in the future. A crude configuration dialog is added to the "NetworkManager" Plasma applet, preliminary support for horizontal and vertical form factors in the "FolderView" Plasmoid. kuiserver is now fully merged into the Plasma "System Tray". Items can now specify their position in the Plasma "System Tray". Support for drag-and-drop re-ordering of the favourites list (and potentially other lists) in the Kickoff menu. Implementation of basic text extraction from file tags in some TIFF images in Okular. Start of a batch queue manager in Digikam. Initial work for a "set-specific preview" for the "Colours" KControl module. Configuration support for the Seeqpod script, and an initial import of a "Danish Radio Stations" service in Amarok 2. New "IceWorld" theme in KBreakOut. Support for enabling/disabling "Rich Text" in the Kopete chat window. Rudimentary integration with ConsoleKit in KDM. Eigen 1 has now been replaced by Eigen 2 across KDE SVN. Guidance removes own implementations of utilities now covered by KDE 4.2 tools. PartitionManager moves from kdereview to extragear/sysadmin. The Falcon-language Kross backend moves to kdebindings in time for KDE 4.2. "Bomber" game moved from kdereview to kdegames for the KDE 4.2 release. The game "KGo" is renamed "Kigo". KPercentage retired as it is unmaintained, with some exercises incorporated into KBruch. Amarok 2 Release Candidate 1 (1.98) is tagged for release.Read the rest of the Digest here.

Comments

* "Items can now specify their position in the Plasma "System Tray". "

* "Support for drag-and-drop re-ordering of the favourites list (and potentially other lists) in the Kickoff menu. "

* PartitionManager moves from kdereview to extragear/sysadmin

All those, and many others are small improvements that matter a lot. Thank you for this :)

I hope that main kde apps will use new system tray features in good way ;]


By Koko at Tue, 2008/12/30 - 6:00am

Thank you Danny for another great commit-digest! Always a pleasure to read!
If you keep up this pace, you'll be publishing the digest for february 8, 2009 by tomorrow... ;)


By Neil at Tue, 2008/12/30 - 6:00am

900+ bugs fixed, 277 distinct contributers. that could be the highest numbers ever in those cats. does anyone have comparitive statistics on that?


By jay at Tue, 2008/12/30 - 6:00am

"add proper support for virtual desktops, which really requires more than just the View being aware of it..."

This to plasma. Any explanation?

Derek


By Derek Kite at Tue, 2008/12/30 - 6:00am

"hack sound notifications to delay calls to close by 1 minute.
This "fixes" the startup sound which got cut off by the hardcoded timeout of 6 seconds - now it's hardcoded to 1:06."

It was just a small glitch, but now as it is fixed, it makes my working experience quite better, definately.

Thanks alot!


By Burke at Tue, 2008/12/30 - 6:00am

Further, while out prosletysing, it undermined the fantastic visuals and you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Excellent


By Gerry at Wed, 2008/12/31 - 6:00am