Guest Series

KDE Commit-Digest for 17th October 2010

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Start of KOffice UI Abstraction project, to enable implementing various UIs on top of KOffice without in-depth knowledge of KOffice MVC APIs. Support for picture bullets in the .docx format filter in KOffice. "Reply Without Quoting" in KMail (kdepim/mobile). Enable dropping of raw data (like one could do in KDE3) in Dolphin.

KDE4 Demonstrates Choice Is Not A Usability Problem

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A few days ago we found a nice blog post on the usability approach taken by the KDE community for the KDE 4 series. We have contacted the author to see if he was interested in doing a guest article for the dot expanding on his blog post. So without further ado, I present a writing by Daniel Memenode, web publisher and designer.

Guest Series: Interview with Inkscape Founder Bryce Harrington

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In a very short time, the Inkscape project has developed into a flexible, solid, and user friendly vector drawing program. To what does the project owe its success? Bryce Harrington, one of the main developers behind Inkscape, reveals in this interview his thoughts on project management and keeping the focus on the big issues.

Frans Englich: Bryce, feel free to introduce yourself.

Guest Series: Pete Gordon on Portable Usability Labs

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What is a portable usability laboratory? And could KDE development make use of one? Pete Gordon, an engineer behind such a one, shares his thoughts in this interview on exactly that topic.

(Frans Englich): Pete, feel free to introduce yourself.

(Pete Gordon): Thanks, Frans for having me discuss Portable Usability it is definitely a passion of mine.