The Kst development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Kst 1.0.0, the first mature release of the advanced data viewing application for KDE. In addition to data viewing and plotting, Kst features real-time support for streaming data, and also includes basic analysis functionality. Kst is presently used by a variety of scientific and industry projects worldwide.
Most people agree that the K3b CD burner is an application done right -- it looks good, is not overly complicated, and most of all "just works" -- the fact that Novell adopted it for Novell Linux Desktop is icing on the cake. Well, the Katalog CD Organizer, a possible cousin to K3b, is KDE integration done right. People may know of gtktalog and cdcat, both are fine applications; Katalog, however, is more of a plug-in for KDE.
Again after a short time of absence we finally finished a new version of the "Application of the Month" series.
Dave Fancella tried the document processor LyX and writes his findings: "A common problem with word processors today is that they force users to deal with typesetting, a skill that is about as useful to a writer as metalworking is to a mechanic. This focus on typesetting means that writers have to spend too much time dealing with the way their documents look.
A new issue of the series "Application of the Month" has been released. It covers an application from the KDE Edutainment Project called Kig together with a (bit outdated) interview with its maintainer Dominique Devriese. Kig is an interactive program which you can use to study geometric figures and their relationships.
is an Exposé-like (OS X) full screen task manager for KDE that has just
gone to release 0.4.1 in two months. You really have to see it to
understand, but imagine that tiny little box in your taskbar that
indicates all our running windows blown up and on the entire desktop.
Then add a tiny screenshot for each. This kind of task manager is new to
Linux desktop users, but has been a staple of OS X users for nigh on a
year and a half or so. If you have seen Exposé in action on a OS X
KDE is known to be remarkably configurable. Unfortunately up till now there was no GUI application exposing that. The problem got more evident with the coming of the wonderful KConfig XT framework. Developers and administrators wanted to have nice graphical tools to edit and create configurations. KDE developers listened.