APR
27
2002

KC KDE Needs A New Editor

After 36 issues and over 300 mailing list thread summaries, I have decided to take a semi-permanent break as editor of the Kernel Cousin KDE project. KC KDE was taking up quite a bit of my available time outside of work and family and, as enjoyable as it was to put KC KDE together, I have had to reprioritize things a bit. It would be a shame to see KC KDE simply go away forever, though. If anyone is interested in taking up the role of editor, I would be more than happy to get them started and co-edit the first few issues until they are confident and comfortable with the process.

Comments

I'd like to thank Aaron for the great job he has done with KC KDE over the years! It has been a truly valuable service.

It would be really sad to see KC KDE disappear altogether, I hope someone volunteers to take up the task especially as Aaron is willing to help ease the transition.


By Navindra Umanee at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

I would like to thank Aaron as well. It was a joy reading those kc's. Mostly on monday with a nice cup of coffee, reading KC KDE. What better way to start the week. :-P

Take care

Fab


By Fab at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

Yep, me too. You did a great job in summarizing all these mailing lists to the not-so-involved. This made it easy to catch a glance of what's going on with KDE.

Thanks!
Sebastian


By Sebastian at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

Agreed - I spent a half hour trying to find out if there was a (tentative) release schedual for 3.1 (only the 3.0 release is on the various *.kde.org sites, miserably out of date). If KDE KC was up and running, I'd have at least an idea of what was going into it, and how soon it was looking to be released.

(No, I'm not expecting it tomorrow - we're thinking of switching the company over to KDE + Crossover Office this fall)

--
Evan


By Evan "JabberWok... at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

http://www.kde-look.org/news/news.php?id=28

SVG Icon Support, Keramik style, Tabbed Browsing, Folder icons reflect contents and the fish ioslave are now in CVS. It seems that KDE 3.1 will rock!


By ac at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

Or in a more visual way...
http://www.babysimon.co.uk/kde/kde31features.png

IMHO those tabs could really do with an easy to access close button.


By Bryan Feeney at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

Am I the only one who thinks those window widgets are really jaggy? Maybe the author could try some anti-aliasing on the circles?


By matt at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

That screenshot was taken on a machine without alpha-blending (using VNC...) so there's more jag in there than normal...


By Simon MacMullen at Mon, 2002/04/29 - 5:00am

Hey!

How did you get those tabs in konqueror? I like them from Mozilla and would like to have them in kde, too.

Bye, Christian


By Christian Tröster at Mon, 2002/04/29 - 5:00am

Just use current cvs.


By Lenny at Mon, 2002/04/29 - 5:00am

Tabbed browsing is what keeps me using Galeon more than Konqueror... I've been hoping to see it in Konq for some time now, excellent!
Opera introduced me to the tabbed browsing, I noticed Mozilla got it sometime, but Galeon 1.2's handling of these is probably the best... (option to have close buttons on them, etc). Opera opens a new window faster, though.


By Juln at Thu, 2002/05/02 - 5:00am

Well, I can't thank you enough for the valiant effort of keeping me informed on the in' and out' on KDE development. You deserve a break, nowrun on back to your family and have fun.


By David Nielsen at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

Yes thanks Aaron, I also have liked KC KDE from the start.
In fact I printed several of them so I can look back to
how kde has grown in a few years :)

Cheers,

Rob.


By Rob Buis at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

Hey, i thought you dont have a printer to test karbon printing. ;)

And yes, i enjoyed kc kde very much, too.


By Lenny at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

Heh, I actually abused the printer at work for this.
I can safely say this since I dont work there anymore ;)

Rob.


By Rob Buis at Sun, 2002/04/28 - 5:00am

Big thanks for the service you provided to the KDE community. I read all issues of KC KDE from the beginning. And I really liked the view into the developers work on this great project. I hope it is possible to continue with KC KDE.

big thanks

CAF


By CAF at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

... to something like wikiwiki so the job is not up to a single person?

just my 0.02 euro
klaus


By klaus at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

well, it isn't a single person job, it just happens that up until now a single person has been primarily responsible for most of the work. the individual summarries can be written by whomever (there were several contributors to kc kde over time who did a great job writting summaries) and there is even a mailing list for coordinating the whole affair, but someone still needs to ensure that it all gets proof read, put into a single issue, that the links are good, write an intro and send it off to Zack @KT for inclusion into the kernel cousins site...

this is a task that can be fairly easily split up amongst several people. i'd probably even keep writing summarries if there was someone (or someones) to take care of the editing and do some of the summaries. i just can't do the whole thing myself right now.


By Aaron J. Seigo at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

maybe it would be wise to spread teh work out among people who are members of the various lists, especially those who are on the lists mostly for informational purposes (and who dont spend loads fo time contributing actual content)

I can do the kde-artists summary whenever there is anything to summarize.


By Pablo Liska at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

you c aaron, it might work.


By Juergen Appel at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

this would be great... please join the kc-kde@kde.org mailing list and announce yourself when you join. with enough people involved the load could indeed be distributed enough to ensure that kc kde continues.


By Aaron J. Seigo at Sun, 2002/04/28 - 5:00am

Well Done,

It takes a lot of time out of your personal time....

Thnaks again...

Hope someone takes it up or maybe a couple people...

Coomsie ;3)


By Coomsie at Sat, 2002/04/27 - 5:00am

I'd like to thank you for providing us all the newsletter. Hope your work will be continued ... :)


By Me at Sun, 2002/04/28 - 5:00am

As others, I would just like to say thanks for providing KC KDE - I have really enjoyed reading them.


By Joergen Ramskov at Sun, 2002/04/28 - 5:00am

I've done about 30 issues of KC Wine. So I have a pretty good understanding of the processes involved. This will probably just be a brain dump for anyone considering writing KC KDE (or any Kernel Cousin) issues:

Zack Brown has done a great job of putting together some tools to make writing these easy. Check out http://kt.zork.net/author.html for
more details. In particular, there's a stat tool for collecting list stats. (For multiple lists you can just cat different mbox's together.) I generally have a blank template that I fill in with the individual summaries. I write all the XML with vi (though lately I've used some nicer editors, but only for syntax highlighting, which vim can do.) When I'm done I throw the pages through xmllint to check everything.

As far as multiple people writing issues, I'd think it'd be easy. Especially because KDE has so many mailing lists. One person should be able to handle 2 or 3 lists pretty easily. Or, you can even share one list by claiming threads.

Expect about 4 -6 hours per issue.


By Brian Vincent at Tue, 2002/04/30 - 5:00am

But have no time to go through the mailing lists... they are *big*.


By Rajan R. at Fri, 2002/05/03 - 5:00am