As a follow-up to Waldo Bastian's analysis of KDE startup times, Leon Bottou has implemented an inspired hack to improve the startup of C++ programs under GNU/Intel systems. "Waldo Bastian's document demonstrates that the current g++ implementation generates lots of expensive
Aaron J. Seigo is back with much appreciated KDE development news. This week read about the app currently known as Kontour, XIM support for KOffice, and more. "The self-imposed lull in new features and the looming inevitability of starting work on the next version of KDE has given many developers some time to consider the future of KDE.
c't magazine has just published an English translation of an IOSlave tutorial written by Carsten Pfeiffer and Stephan Kulow. The article tells you everything you need to know to add support for new protocols to KDE. Examples covered include slaves that generate HTML and an ioslave for audio CDs. This is a great tutorial, so check it out and start coding!
KC KDE is back this week with a double issue spanning the last 14 days. Read about video embedding in Konqi, KOffice news and plans, a new proxy configuration GUI (complete with screenshots), and much more. Thanks, Aaron.
The XFree86 Project has announced the XFree86 Technical Conference. The conference will take place on November 8th, 2001, in Oakland, California, in a concurrent run with the 5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference. The last call for papers was put out on July 5th. You have up to July 13th to submit an abstract.
The KDE source code is now available under the LXR system, courtesy of our friends at nadmm.com.
Users and developers may now browse the KDE source code complete with cross-references, which should prove extremely useful. For those of you wondering about the difference between lxr.kde.org and webcvs.kde.org, read on for an explanation from Kurt.