KDE Commit-Digest for 27th July 2008

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Support for hiding/showing system icons in Plasma, support for using the native Windows start menu where appropriate, with more work in the "Previewer" applet and "TabBar". Better filtering support in the "FolderView" applet. Various work toward Amarok 2, including visual changes, work on playlists, and initial support for MTP devices. Work on a welcome screen in Parley. Initial commit of a "Sky Calendar" tool in KStars. A Twitter plugin in Marble. Trials with network games in KTank. Keyboard actions for switching tabs in Konsole. OpenSoundSystem (version 4) support in KMix. Quick extract and batch extract interfaces in Ark. "Automatic computer shutdown after downloading" functionality in KGet. Experimental mouse pressure and rotation for sumi-e painting in Krita. Text support for the WMF import filter in KOffice. KGo is added to playground/games. KDE 4.1.0 is tagged for release. Read the rest of the Digest here.


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Danny, you rock.

By Emil Sedgh at Wed, 2008/08/13 - 5:00am

Yeah indeed. Great stuff and an very interesting read. :)

And thanks for bringing KSt up, never have used it before, let's try it.

By mat69 at Thu, 2008/08/14 - 5:00am

"support for using the native Windows start menu where appropriate"
it is about win32 kde port? I was testing win 32 ( ) packages few days ago. It is still bugy but it will rock for sure.

I've already submitted few bugreports for win32 platform but there is a lot to do.

However Kopete is already usable ;]

By dog at Wed, 2008/08/13 - 5:00am

> it is about win32 kde port?


> I've already submitted few bugreports for win32

cool; testers and developers are needed.

By Aaron Seigo at Wed, 2008/08/13 - 5:00am

What precisely is needed?

I installed KDE under Vista but the nested menu of Vista is a complete mess. I was very much impressed about the maturity of the port.

By andy at Wed, 2008/08/13 - 5:00am

I keep testing these releases on my dual-boot box at home, and my dual-boot box at work. The biggest issue seems to be the Knotify crash. A quick Google search showed several people already reporting it.

By T. J. Brumfield at Wed, 2008/08/13 - 5:00am

Why the KST entry was on the digest, and not in a story on its own on the dot? Just curious, because I don't see much relation why the commits that week, isn't it?

By suy at Wed, 2008/08/13 - 5:00am

Because the top section of the Digest is a showcase for KDE development, and because Kst had never been featured in the Digest.

The bottom section is about the commits that week, but the top section can be related to that week or not.


By Danny Allen at Thu, 2008/08/14 - 5:00am

Will the new GHNS uploader solve the problem that currently seems to exist with plasmoids where the downloads shown in GHNS don't work because they generally point to source packages rather than whatever the "Add Widgets" dialogue is expecting?

By Adrian Baugh at Wed, 2008/08/13 - 5:00am

Danny, you are really catching up. Good work!

By winter at Thu, 2008/08/14 - 5:00am

Thanks, Danny & Andrew, for introducing Kst---looks very useful.

By T at Fri, 2008/08/15 - 5:00am