KDE Commit-Digest for 20th May 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: User-visible functionality added in Plasma. Support for animated SVG images in SuperKaramba. Kanagram becomes the latest application to adopt a scalable, SVG-based interface. Initial code imported, as a statement of intention, to support interaction with Exchange servers and the Akonadi PIM data store. Small, incremental improvements in KTorrent. A new round of Coverity fixes, particularly in KOffice and Amarok. Work on loading ODF shapes through Flake in KOffice. KDevelop gets improved support for .ui (user interface layout) files. Branches of KMail, KPPP, Konversation and Kopete created to enable the integration of Solid-based connection management and notification. KDE 3.5.7 is tagged for release early next week.

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by Lans (not verified)

Copy and pasted comment from another article on the dot:

By Emil Sedgh

"SuperKaramba was a great Idea.but its current implementation is not so great.
Kicker is working good, but creating applets for it is hard and its just a taskbar.nothing more.

so the plasma idea is to merge these.having Superkaramba's cool idea's and eyecandy (and easy karamba creation) with kicker's good implementation on a great desktop.Karamba's are currently doing a few things.controlling AmaroK, showing CPU Usage and a few others.Plasmoids should do more.you could find some original mockups in svn."

by Felix (not verified)

I searched, but I wasn't able to find it. Are there any screenshots or images for this commit ?


by Diederik van de... (not verified)

They're not in for this week, see PlanetKDE.org, or the direct link: http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2007/05/clockwork-plasma.html

And notice the last sentence in the commit digest:

> This week saw the triumphant arrival of user-visible work in the Plasma
> interface effort. The digest of next week, issue 60, will feature more
> on these developments.

by Felix (not verified)

Ah, thanks. I thought "more on these developments" means there is at least one image ;)

by Anonymous (not verified)

You can compile kdebase from SVN and see shiny new clock widget yourself ;-)

by Troy Unrau (not verified)

The developers spent much of yesterday fixing odd little rendering glitches that tend to show up after the first fully functioning applet is completed. So it missed the digest. That said, if the first images you folks saw had rendering problems, you'd all be out trolling in arms, so I think Danny and co. made the right choice.