This Month in SVN for July 2005

"Another exciting month in KDE development" is covered in the July edition of This Month in SVN. New features include recursive functions in KTurtle, asthetic enhancements in Kalzium, the eye-candy that is SuperKaramba and Konqueror's improved search box. If you spot a new feature that's been recently added to KDE make sure to tell Jes for inclusion in next month's article.


for SVN info, I like the new "Search Engine" feature which can be accessed using just 1-2 clicks.

I think that there are many things in the SVN which you've not talked about...

By Asif Ali Rizwaan at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

Jonathan only wrote the dot story.

By Anonymous at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

Thanks Jessica :)

By Asif Ali Rizwaan at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

> I think that there are many things in the SVN which you've not talked about...

Write them down or take a screenshot and mail Jes for inclusion next time.

By Anonymous at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

Obviously so. If you are interested in a listing of every feature that has been added, you should check out Derek's commit digest which is a fantastic comprehensive record. When you do so, look at the length and realise that for an in detail look with screenshots, it is simply too much to include absolutely everything :)

By canllaith at Fri, 2005/07/15 - 5:00am

A big thank you to the developers of KTurtle.

Many years ago, I worked with a brain damaged and autistic young adult who had an affinity for computers, mostly the simple games found on the C64. I introduced his teacher to LOGO, and she started integrating it into his lessons. She found it to be an excellent tool to teach cause and effect and list of instructions to him, and got a few other special ed teachers using it.

LOGO teaches basic logic in a very accessible way with instant feedback. It is also fun. Perfect for kids... and in my experience, the mentally handicapped, a segment that will always be looking for tools to help them reach their maximum potential.

By Evan "JabberWok... at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

I love coding it :)

and on my turn I'd like to thank all the translators that make it possible to have KTurtle's "native programming" in so many languages!

By Cies Breijs at Sat, 2005/07/16 - 5:00am

Keep up the great work Jes!

By Ryan at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

I'm glad to see the great improvements in integrating SuperKaramba into the desktop and later, plasma. It really looks nice.

And great job Jes! Again a good article. :)

By mOrPhie at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

Thank for the very nice looking update. One question: how do you create the shadow effect around the screenshots? Works even for rounded edges... Is there a simple tool for that?

By ac at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

in gimp go under script-fu -> shadows -> drop-shadow for just a regular drop shadow, or script-fu -> decor -> rounded corners for corners+shadows.

By Aaron J. Seigo at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

Ah, that's how you do that.

By Ryan at Thu, 2005/07/14 - 5:00am

Thank you very much, I wasn't aware of this script.

By ac at Fri, 2005/07/15 - 5:00am

Just to follow up, this is how you can do the same on the command line:


Sorry for this off-topic thread, consider it closed...

By ac at Fri, 2005/07/15 - 5:00am

Hi, is it only me or is the stable branch not very stable ? I am already thinking about a switch to HEAD...

By Felix at Fri, 2005/07/15 - 5:00am

There's no HEAD anymore.

By Henrique at Fri, 2005/07/15 - 5:00am

Well, HEAD is still there, but now it is called TRUNK :o)

By rinse at Fri, 2005/07/15 - 5:00am

And the latest revision of the trunk is called HEAD. So HEAD does still exists.


By Christian Loose at Mon, 2005/07/18 - 5:00am

That definition would make HEAD a global repository concept i.e. HEAD would include all KDE branches, and basically everything in the SVN repository that gets checked out from the root for the latest revision number.

By Navindra Umanee at Mon, 2005/07/18 - 5:00am

You're right, it has a slightly different meaning. So I guess:

HEAD of trunk == HEAD in cvs ?

By Christian Loose at Mon, 2005/07/18 - 5:00am

Maybe, but it has nothing to do with the core of my question, which I guess most people can understand.

By Felix at Thu, 2005/07/21 - 5:00am