Kaptain: help the newbies sail the KDE wave

Browsing the kde-announce mailing list archive, I found an announcement for the
release of Kaptain, a universal graphical front-end for command line
programs. I
didn't understand very well what could be the use for such a program, but I was curious, and so I surfed to the project's homepage. And what I
discovered was a little utility that can help you quickly develop a user
interface to launch a command that would otherwise be long to type and hard to remember. Check out this cool example with screenshots (and some more here). I'm now convinced that kaptain can be used to significantly improve a newbie's experience with Unix.


Looks really cool!
Should ship with the standart KDE package IMHO.

By d00d at Sun, 2000/09/24 - 5:00am

I started on a similar project a couple of month ago but never
had time to get any where close to this far. Needles to say
I think it's a great to see it realized. I hope to get some time
to help this project. When most commandlines have been
wrapped, we'll never have to hear that "linux is only for
commandline jerks" argument anymore ;-)

By sune at Mon, 2000/09/25 - 5:00am

Would it be possible to integrate this program in the context menu for registered apps in konqueror?
It would be great to automatically popup this for console apps, because they normally can't be run from konqueror directly if you have no konsole part active.

By Martijn Klingens at Mon, 2000/09/25 - 5:00am

love Kaptain.

review at

keep up the good work over at kde :)


By renai42 at Tue, 2000/09/26 - 5:00am

That's so cool! Thanks!


By Navindra Umanee at Tue, 2000/09/26 - 5:00am

Has there been a project started to make grammar scripts for ALL commands? i know we could (and should) start a project to centralize development. This is a great Idea and Perhaps there can be a compatible "Gaptin" for those sailing the Gnome wave :). I want my girlfriend to be able to use linux.

By standsolid at Tue, 2002/11/26 - 6:00am