As LinuxTag 2005 is over, many KDE contributors went home to implement ideas
that were discussed during the event. In case you got lost among all of the
announcements, here's an easy-to-click-through list of new features.
Before reading, you might want to have a look at the pictures, and there are
now more added daily to the community photo list.
Let's start the list with the announcement of probably the biggest impact,
the cooperation between
KDE and Wikipedia. From community news sites like Pro-Linux
to Slashdot and technical mailing lists such as
debian-edu discussions sparked and
led to first improvements
in the source code.
A related topic is the introduction of web services into KDE. Some development code already exists
for the Desktop Exchange Service (DXS), a web service transport
to be included into KNewStuff, and Kung, a KDE frontend for dynamic web service navigation. Find out more
at the web services section on KStuff.org.
During the booth service a lot of new potential contributors presented themselves to the project,
especially in areas where there is a need of such, like the
German translation team. As the demopoints were equipped
with SUSE Linux 9.3 and Kubuntu, and we distributed about 500 Kubuntu CDs, many old and new users of
KDE 3.4 told us of ideas of improvement, some of which are already implemented, while others will be soon,
as is the case with KDE 4 multimedia.
The involved KDE contributors would like to say a big thank you to:
- Iiyama, who lent us 4 large displays
- Transtec who helped us organising the hardware
- credativ who helped out a lot, including transportation
- Canonical for sponsoring the Kubuntu CDs
- LinuxTag e.V. for making the event possible
- joey, the diligent guy who managed all free booths
- and finally KDE e.V. for backing the organisation.