FEB
12
2001

Cervisia 1.0 and 1.1 released

Cervisia, an advanced graphical frontend for CVS, has finally been released as a 1.0 version. This release compiles either with KDE1 or KDE2 and contains complete documentation. Also available now is the 1.1 release, which contains a pile of new features and usability enhancements. Read on for a few highlights.

Cervisia features include:

FEB
2
2001

Multimedia: The Noatun Development Handbook

As you might know, Noatun (with a Kaiman module) is the new KDE 2.1 multimedia player. Noatun supports plugins on a very deep level, and a rich API allows large amount of control of the entire
application. A new document is now available with developer information on writing playlists, user interfaces, visualizations, and even coffee-makers for Noatun. ;-) Also available, an API reference.

JAN
29
2001

New Version of KDE Devel Tutorial + KBillar

Antonio Larrosa, active KDE developer and preacher, recently wrote to us about the release of a new version (1.1.2) of his popular tutorial on how to write KDE2 applications.

JAN
25
2001

Writing Plugins for KDE Applications

In the first of what we hope to be an exciting series, Richard Moore has published a tutorial on how to write KPart plugins for KDE 2. In this tutorial, Richard gives us a glimpse into the power of KParts by demonstrating how simple it is to extend Konqueror with a plugin.

DEC
24
2000

KDE and GNOME Interoperability Advances

Bernhard Rosenkraenzer today
announced the initial (experimental) release of
QGtkWidget and
QGtkApplication
, "a class that makes it possible to embed
Gtk widgets in
Qt applications (in the
same process space, sharing the same event loop).
"
Bernhard hopes that "this will be useful (primarily) in making KDE

DEC
11
2000

KDevelop 1.3 Released

KDevelop 1.3 is out. From the press release: "The KDevelop Team today announced the release ofKDevelop 1.3, a powerful, easy to use, Integrated Development Environment for
the C and C++ Programming Language based on KDE. KDevelop 1.3 is a major
update release that follows the successful versions 1.1 and 1.2 to enable
developers for rapid application development for the new KDE 2.0 Desktop."
. The full release is below.

DATELINE DECEMBER 10, 2000

DEC
5
2000

Antialiased Konqueror!

Keith Packard, member of the XFree86 Core Team and author of the highly anticipated Render extension for X, posted an exciting screenshot Sunday to kde-devel: Konqueror displaying kde.org using antialiased text! Unfortunately the code is not ready for general use, but Keith offered a rough patch for Qt to set things in motion.

NOV
25
2000

KDE 2.0 porting mailing list

A new KDE 2 porting mailing list has been set up to help KDE 1 application authors port their software to the new APIs. Please subscribe if you are interested in porting your KDE 1 application to KDE 2 or if you want to help others with porting their applications. To subscribe visit http://master.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde2-porting or send a mail with "subscribe your-email-address" in the subject of the message to kde2-porting-request@kde.org.

NOV
24
2000

AudioCD KIOSlave Debut

For those of you who like to stay on the bleeding edge, Rik Hemsley announced that he's officially checked in an 'audiocd:' kioslave. Provided you have the cdparanoia libraries installed, this will allow you to browse your audio CDs in Konqueror, and convert audio tracks (with error correction!) to wav format by simply dragging them to your desktop. Great stuff! Hooks for CDDB support have been included, but the actual code has yet to be written.

NOV
10
2000

Free KDE 2.0 Development Book Now Available

KDE 2.0 Development, a new book being published under the
Open Publication License is now available online, in full, for free, at
http://kde20development.andamooka.org/.

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