Some time ago I decided to start a weekly column, Apps Roundup,
to summarize some of the interesting things happening with KDE applications. This inaugural issue features status updates
LISa and the KDE Installer
Project. As I plan to make this a regular column, please email me if you know of an app that should be featured here.
Kate, the KDE MDI programmer's
editor based on KWrite,
has a new homepage which now
on writing Kate plugins. The idea is to keep Kate light-weight and add support
for things like CVS support and project management in plugins.
theKompany.com, which has contributed
(story), a Visiotm-like flowcharting program for KDE, to KOffice,
has launched a Kivio
Stencil Developer Program. This is an opportunity for stencil developers
to earn some cash (but of course the stencils become the property of theKompany).
Some of you may have noticed that
LISa, the LAN Information
Server, shipped with KDE 2.1.1
Since that release the developers have fixed a number of bugs, improved
the control module and added documentation. Currently only a KDE client
is available for LISa, though the architecture supports clients using any
KDE Installer Project.
On the troubled waters front, we
months ago that Nick Betcher (aka Error403) had launched the KDE Installer project. Nick reports making
large strides but he has not received the help he needs to keep this
project going. Please drop him a note if you can contribute to this fun project.