Quickies: RSS, HURD, Edu, Icons and Marriage

LWN did a survey of RSS aggregators featuring aKregator. *** Those clever Debian developers got KDE running on HURD. *** KDE Edu has a list of improvements in 3.5 and the first porting to KDE 4 docs. *** Customise Kicker within an inch of its life with the Kicker Hacks wiki page. *** As reported on Slashdot, KDE was demoed at a Microsoft roadshow. *** Everaldo released his Crystal Clear icon set while David Vignoni announced Oxygen. *** And finally, congratulations to the aforementioned David for getting hired by SUSE to work on KDE and to release dude Stephan Kulow for getting married.

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by ac (not verified)

Isn't a bit too early to show Oxigen at Akademy? KDE4 seems at least 1.2 year from now, and by the time it will be out, Oxygen will be already looking "old".

by Anonymous (not verified)

> by the time it will be out, Oxygen will be already looking "old"

Hint: simply don't look at it now then. ;-)

by ac (not verified)

That's impossible, I'm too curious :)
And not only I will look at Oxygen, I will also install it on my 3.4 as soon as someone on kde-look makes an iconset more or less "inspired" by Oxygen ;)
Seriously, that's exactly why I'm saying that it is too early. Microsoft will show Aero just in the very last betas of Longhorn, not now: a new product needs a fresh look.

by Martin (not verified)

How does Aero look like?

by Gerd (not verified)

1.2 years? A long time, sounds like 3.6 will be released before...

by Anonymous (not verified)

KDE 3.5 will be really the last release of 3.x series.

by Elias Pouloyiannis (not verified)

Wasnt that what they said about 3.4 as well?
Anyway I'm pretty sure it'll be the last 3.x, but why make such a fuss about Oxygen? Isn't it just an icon set?

by jumpy (not verified)

The release will took long, but you're free to use and feel the greatness of alpha-1-2-3-x, beta-1-2-x, rc-1-2-3-x and all the other releases that will come out till the final release. You'll start having fun soon, and me too :-)

by jumpy (not verified)

I hope it will be complete. As an example: I like so much Crystal Clear, it's really awensome! But it took me many days to start feeling it good, since Icons for konqueror/kmail are the 'old' CrystalSVG ones and didn't feel good placed aside the folder masterpiece icons.
So a theme, to stole your heart, must at least have the same style (gradients?, perspective?,...?) for every visible icon when your desktop starts.
To David: I'm really feeling in the mood of getting addicted to your theme :-)

by Petteri (not verified)

That hurd port looks really promising :) But I can't find info how the project is improving or whats it status is. Is those debian devolopers the main developers of hurd, or are they just porting programs to it?

by John Schneiderman (not verified)
by James Richard Tyrer (not verified)

The new CrystalClear icons are nice (if you like artsy stuff) but there is a problem. There was a long discussion on the kde-artists list about the fact that there are no SVG files.

The general thought was that it should be policy that we shouldn't accept any totally new icons without SVG files. But, the question wasn't resolved.

I do wish that Everaldo would provide at least AI files that can be opened in Acrobat Reader for all of his new icons.