AUG
16
2005

Kontact Logo Competition Gets Serious

Kontact started a competition for a new logo earlier this month; where the winning logo will become the official logo at the next release. Now we found a sponsor to back the competition to give a Wacom tablet to the artist that created the winning logo.

Kontact is the application that can bring order to your life by managing your contact addresses, emails and appointments in a mature and professional manner. In the upcoming release of Kontact, together with KDE 3.5, there have been various changes we are very excited about, usability reviews have been done and a lot of deployments have resulted in a smoother operation when backed with the groupware backends like Kolab.

The KDE e.V. will sponsor the contest for a new logo by providing a prize to be given to the winning entry. The prize will be a Wacom Graphire A5 tablet, which works great with paint applications like Krita.

The new logo will be used in icons for application and menu entries and documentation. Next to that, a new website and advertising or t-shirts will use the logo so be prepared to let lots of people see your work!

More info at the kde-artist website.

Comments

Does KDE suppiort tablet PCs?


By aile at Tue, 2005/08/16 - 5:00am

The mentioned paint application "Krita" is a KDE application and Krita supports tablets, including its pressure sensitivity, just fine.


By Thomas Zander at Tue, 2005/08/16 - 5:00am

Well, there's a difference between a tablet pc and a tablet; but if X11 supports the tablet pc, Qt will support it, and then Krita will be able to use it.

Note for Debian users: Debian's Qt packages do not include tablet support in the default Qt packages. I don't know why, but Jonathan Riddell has fixed this for Kubuntu.

As an aside: adding tablet support was why I started working on Krita. I had bought a Wacom tablet, and discovered that there was no app under Linux that worked really well with my tablet...


By Boudewijn Rempt at Tue, 2005/08/16 - 5:00am

Microsoft's Tablet PC was no success but the software looked intresting. I wonder whether tablet OCR is easy to be supported.


By Bert at Tue, 2005/08/16 - 5:00am

That's a tablet as in mouse replacing input tool for artists, not tablet PC.


By Jim at Tue, 2005/08/16 - 5:00am

oops; I did not expect you to go off topic from wacom tablets to tablet PCs.
I actually have a tablet PC and the tablet is fully supported since the touchscreen is just another input driver for X11 and your software just thinks its being controlled by a mouse. So; not support for KDE is needed, only for X11.

See also the Jul-2005 edition of the German magazine LinuxUser where this is discussed in.


By Thomas Zander at Tue, 2005/08/16 - 5:00am

In that case I guess there's no pressure sensitivity, tilt or twirl, right?


By Boudewijn Rempt at Tue, 2005/08/16 - 5:00am

There are tablet PCs from Motion Computing with pressure sensitivity, tilt and everything, taylored at artists. I think the tablet they use is made by Wacom (a tablet PC/ Wacom Cintiq combo):

http://www.bauhaussoftware.com/products_nomad_LP.php


By Willie Sippel at Tue, 2005/08/16 - 5:00am