MAY
30
2009

KDevelop4 Beta 3 Released

The KDevelop team is proud to announce the third public beta of KDevelop4. This release includes some major new features, such as a new code-writing assistant, a new documentation plugin showing you the API docs for Qt and KDE APIs, a reworked

MAR
7
2009

KDE Commit-Digest for 15th February 2009

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: An example Phonon-based video player in 5 lines of javascript code. Beginnings of a D-Bus interface for the Plasma "System Tray" daemon. Start of support for retrieving contacts from Akonadi through the Plasma DataEngine. Improvements in the "Converter" and "System Monitor" Plasmoids. Continued development of multi-language spellchecking support in Sonnet. Support for "hybrid suspension" in Solid. Continued development of Amarok 2, including filtering by date. Further work on LinTV. Support for recordings added to Kaffeine. A new puzzle table texture selector in Palapeli. Consistent keyboard shortcuts added to all KIPI import/export plugins (used by Digikam, Gwenview, etc). Hover buttons to rotate left and right added to KRuler. Foundations for a microblog resource for Twitter and Identi.ca. Initial 7z plugin added to Ark. Various SVG import improvements in Karbon. Get Hot New Stuff (linked to kde-look.org) support added to deKorator. Various polishing in KWin-Composite. Search capabilities (matching System Settings) added to the KDE 4 port of KControl. The "Calendar" Plasma DataEngine moves to kdebase. KTron moves from playground/games to kdereview. Import of KALEngine to playground/games. Initial import of Blazer, a "simple desktop shell for use with thin clients and virtualized remote desktops", and "a KIO-slave listing the network from a device centric point of view" to KDE SVN.

Also in this Digest, Seb Ruiz writes about the reception of Amarok 2 and current and future developments. Read the rest of the Digest here.

FEB
23
2009

KDE Commit-Digest for 8th February 2009

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Amarok 2 reached cue sheet feature parity with Amarok 1.4, a first draft of a playlist layout config editor, and various other improvements across Amarok. C# bindings for Phonon. Beginnings of an effort to deliver a working debugger for KDevelop 4.0. Write support added to kio_svn. A Kross scripting backend, and Postgres support is added to Kamala. An initial D-Bus interface added to parts of Marble. Further development work on KHotKeys and the LionMail widget. Text-to-speech support added to the Translatoid Plasmoid, and a new Plasma widget: Fortunoid (fortune quotes). Continued improvements to Sonnet and KWin. Progress on the Virtuoso backend for NEPOMUK. Basic support for importing for SVG patterns in Karbon. Work on porting KControl and Konversation to KDE 4. Initial import of the "Peg-E" game, a "Google data Akonadi resource", KDE 4 versions of the SLP KIO-slave and Filelight, and "plasma2jolie". The Nuvola iconset moves back to kdeartwork from an unmaintained state. Eigen 2.0.0 is tagged for release.

Also in this Digest, Michael Pyne tells the story of a recent potential security issue in KDE, and steps taken to remedy it. Read the rest of the Digest here.

FEB
21
2009

KDE Commit-Digest for 1st February 2009

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Initial support for adding video and audio previewing (similar to the file dialog) to Dolphin's metadata panel. A new "highlight window" effect for KWin-Composite. Filtering support in the "FileWatcher" Plasmoid, work on the "Welcome" Plasmoid, and initial import of "OpenBrain" and "Translatoid" Plasma widgets. Experiments to make a screensaver using KGLEngine. First approach on integrating an "interactive graphs concept" in KAlgebra. Initial code for an object-oriented KTurtle. Initial work on a 3D view completed in Kolf NG (a rewrite effort). Improvements in ReplayGain and bookmark support in Amarok 2. Major improvements to the Facebook photo download/import KIPI plugin (used in Digikam, Gwenview, etc). Support for LZMA decompression added to Strigi. More work on porting Konversation to KDE 4. Work on KPackageKit and the "DynaDraw" painting mode of Krita. Start of work on a Kexi-ODBC bridge. Fixes of many "release critical" bugs for the "Chart" shape in KOffice. Initial import of LinTV. Restart of development work on automatic language detection and switching for Sonnet. KTorrent 3.2 Release Candidate 1, and KDevelop 3.9.91 (first beta) are tagged for release.

Also in this Digest, Sebastian Kügler introduces "Lion Mail", a new email information Plasmoid (based on Akonadi). Read the rest of the Digest here.

FEB
7
2009

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th January 2009

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: New Plasmoids: "LionMail", "Magnifying Glass", "Spacer", and the Javascript-based "Victory Calendar". Further development on the "VideoPlayer", "Remember the Milk" and "Welcome" Plasmoids. Configuration dialog for turning off notifications in the Plasma panel via the system tray. Initial import of a simplified desktop based on Plasma (top and bottom panels) for educational settings. KDialog uses Plasma notifications (via D-Bus) if possible (keeping KPassivePopup as the fallback option). A configurable tray icon, and transparency support in KRuler. Various improvements in KSysGuard and Amarok 2. "Dynadraw" painting is added to Krita. The "Birthday" resource in KDE-PIM is ported from KResource to Akonadi, and a database browsing tool for the internal Akonadi database appears. Ability to exclude private/confidential events from printouts in KOrganizer. Support for sending files over the Skype protocol in Kopete. The Kepas tool can now send KNotes. Support for sending and receiving direct messages, and using secure HTTPS connections in choqoK. First simple version of a bookmarks tool added to Okteta. Start of work on a pure Qt version of KCachegrind: QCacheGrind. Support for matching "simple expressions" in KAlgebra. Various unfinished features temporarily removed from Parley for the KDE 4.2 release. The Kapman game is renamed "Granatier". Initial import of "Tote" (a tablet-based notebook application), and "Kamala" (astrology software). The milestone "Release 1" of the PIM suite student project is tagged. KDE 4.2.0 begins to be tagged in preparation for release.

Also in this Digest, Tobias Koenig introduces a rewrite of KAddressBook, KContactManager. Read the rest of the Digest here.

FEB
5
2009

KDevelop 4 Beta 1 Available

On behalf of the KDevelop team I am happy to announce that we have reached the next milestone on our way to a final release, KDevelop 4 Beta 1. We feel that KDevelop 4, although in no way feature complete, is now usable and stable enough to get first feedback from a somewhat wider audience. Being a beta there are of course still bugs and missing functionality, but we have excellent language support for C++, integration of the CMake buildsystem, subversion, git and even starts of Qt GUI designer integration.

JAN
30
2009

KDE Commit-Digest for 18th January 2009

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A new "Crystal Desktop Search" Plasmoid, allowing searching through NEPOMUK indexes (and MediaWiki-based websites). Support for "grep-like behaviour" in the "FileWatcher" Plasma applet, and support for custom server addresses (aka. backend locations) for the "Pastebin" applet. Further developments in the "System Load Viewer" (which moves to kdereview for KDE 4.3) and "Video Player" applets. An option to show Plasma panels during active KWin-Composite window switching effects, and a configuration dialog for changing the animation duration for the "Magic Lamp" effect. Work on Replay Gain support, and "basic playlist sorting" in Amarok 2. Inline image support for HTML messages in KMail. Porting to Akonadi in Mailody. First version of a new KContactManager editor. Various fixes in KPilot. Continued development in KDevelop and KNetworkManager. Support for rectangular and elliptical field of view, and comet magnitudes in KStars, with optional integration with XPlanet for displaying planets. Support for the "Sonic Screwdriver" in the Killbots game. Ability to import Pidgin chat logs into Kopete. A brand new spray brush for Krita. Read the rest of the Digest here.

JAN
21
2009

KBasic Brings BASIC to Qt World

KBasic is a new programming language similar to Visual Basic. It combines the best features of those tools and comes with built-in backward support for those tools as it is 100% syntax compatible to VB and QBasic. It is written with Qt making it entirely cross platform. The Full Version Professional Edition is available to download for KDE now. It follows the old Qt licencing of being GPL licenced for Free Software and commercially sold for proprietary software.

JAN
20
2009

KDE Commit-Digest for 11th January 2009

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: More parts of the Oxygen-based "Air" visual identity enters KDE SVN in time for the KDE 4.2 release, including KDM background images. Better integration of the new "NetworkManager" Plasma applet with KWallet. Initial work on a new "Welcome" Plasmoid. Support for more units added to the "Conversion" runner in Plasma, including "pressure", "currency", and "energy".

JAN
7
2009

KDE Commit-Digest for 4th January 2009

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma panels now support "drag-and-drop unhide". More improvements for scripted Plasmoids. "Weather" Plasmoid moves into kdereview for eventual move to extragear for KDE 4.2. Lots of reworking the "HTML Validator" Konqueror plugin. Start of a "BomberMan"-like game using Kapman as a base. New game themes in Bomber and KTron. Further progress on the rewrite of Kolf.

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