DEC
7
2000

Application Quickies

It's time for a bag of quickies focusing on application news.
Shawn Gordon informs
us that theKompany.com has moved
Kivio to KDE CVS as part of the
KOffice package. This is a great
addition to the KOffice suite. theKompany also recently released
version 2 of

DEC
5
2000

KDE 2.0.1, Now Ready for Download

The KDE Team has just announced the release of KDE 2.0.1. While the release is primarily for updated translations and documentation and for the addition of Japanese as a supported language, it also fixes many of the very annoying bugs in 2.0. A summary of the fixes and a KDE 2.0.1 Info Page are also available. As always, enjoy!

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.

DEC
4
2000

People Behind KDE: Matthias Elter

In the latest installment of The People Behind KDE, Tink brings us an interview with Matthias Elter, release coordinator for KDE2.0 and everyone's favorite kicker hacker. "I got involved with KDE after reading the "call for help" c't article on KDE AlphaI written by Kalle in 1997.

DEC
1
2000

Advances in Alpha-Blending

Icon alpha-blending has taken some big steps forward today. First, Antonio Larrosa introduced alpha blending to the HEAD branch in CVS. Here's a screenshot showing one icon blended into another.

NOV
28
2000

People of KDE: Chris Schlaeger

Chris Schlaeger is this week's guest at the popular People section of KDE's web site. Tink asks Chris about his work on KDE and on the KDE League, about his near ones and much more. Tink has also put a new lovely presentation on her section. Go take a look.

NOV
27
2000

Quickies: Release Schedules; Magellan Milestone1 Released; KDE Threading; KDE and Schools; Konqueror Review

The KDE Release Dude has posted updated release schedules for KDE 2.0.1, a bug-fix and translation release due out next week, and KDE 2.1, which will provide new functionality and improvements in many areas of KDE. The first beta of KDE 2.1 is due out in three weeks.

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
24
2000

On Releases, Mailing Lists and Merchandise

David Faure, the new KDE release
coordinator, has set forth the release schedule for KDE 2.0.1, a bugfix and translation release, and KDE 2.1. KDE 2.0.1 should be available on December 4, and

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