FEB
2
2001

$200 Brazillian Net PC to run Linux and KDE

As announced by Pimenta da Veiga, minister of

FEB
1
2001

Trolltech, IBM and KDE to Demo Voice-Control

Trolltech, IBM (NYSE:IBM - news), and KDE have teamed up at LinuxWorld Expo in New York and are demonstrating IBM's ViaVoice speech-recognition technology running on Qt and KDE. With ViaVoice integrated into Qt/KDE, it will be possible to control Qt/KDE desktop applications with speech input -- from launching applications to menu selections to text entry.

FEB
1
2001

People of KDE: Jing-Jong Shyue

It is time again for a friendly meeting at the virtual interview table that Tink entertains on the People Behind KDE site. This week's guest is Jing-Jong Shyue, member of KDE's Traditional Chinese translation team. His (and his team's) work in KDE is particularly valuable given the unwitting bias of Western/European cultures sometimes present in software projects such as ours.

JAN
31
2001

KDE 2.1-Beta2 Is Out

Coinciding with the start of the LinuxWorld Expo here in New York, the KDE Team has announced today that KDE 2.1-beta2 is ready for your enjoyment. The attached press release goes into the details (and I can't help but throw in this cool screenshot of the new Konqueror splash page), and lists a number of pre-compiled packages. This all in prelude to the scheduled release of KDE 2.1 in mid-February. So what are you waiting for -- startcha 'loadin'.

JAN
31
2001

IBM makes KDE available for AIX

Reza Arbab wrote in to inform us that IBM has made KDE 1.1.2 and KDE 2.0.1 available (download here) for AIX. Reza intends to keep up to date with the latest KDE releases, but does need help with currently OS-specific parts of KDE (related to sound, kcontrol info panels, etc). Thanks Reza, thanks IBM.

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.

JAN
25
2001

Development Quickies: SMB, Java and Printing

In the last week several KDE developers delivered short reports about the status of their projects. The first was Wynn Wilkes, who gave a report on the status of Java support in Konqueror. The short version: all applets which can be run the jdk appletviewer should now work, the security manager (sandbox) is in place, and applet loading via proxy and over SSL is now working (for SSL you need the JSSE (Java Secure Sockets Extension)).

JAN
24
2001

CVSSearch, KDE Studio Gold, KSourcerer.org

Amir Michail, creator of the CodeWeb data mining tool, is back with CVSSearch, a tool that searches for code fragments using CVS comments. It will eventually index over 350 KDE applications and promises to be very useful. Send your kudos and comments here.

JAN
23
2001

People of KDE: Wolfram Diestel

Sometimes wise men say that the quest for speed and comfort drives the humankind away from its cultural vocation. The time might have come, thanks to the free software credo, to reconcile our quest for technology and our thurst of culture. Wolfram Diestel is one of the people that work towards this goal. Wolfram is Tink's guest this week, and he presents his work on esperanto translations of KDE.

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