OCT
10
2007

LinuxWorld.com.au: KOffice 2 on Windows

LinuxWorld.com.au spoke with our very own Sebastian Kügler, and is reporting about the future of porting KDE 4 and its applications to Windows in an article titled KDE's Windows Weapon: KOffice 2.0.

OCT
3
2007

LWN.net: Marble Puts the Whole World on Your Desktop

LWN.net has taken a look at the world via Marble in an article titled Geographic display and input using Marble.

SEP
20
2007

Earthweb Tours KDE 4.0 Beta 2

Earthweb takes a look at KDE 4 Beta saying that "Few major pieces of free software are more eagerly awaited than KDE 4". The article Touring the KDE 4 Beta covers most of the important changes in KDE 4 and concludes "[...] despite the complexity, to judge from the beta, KDE has a high chance of realising all the ambitions wrapped up in KDE 4."

SEP
18
2007

Running KDE 3.5 on the Nokia N770 and N800 Tablets

At Ars Technica, my colleague Ryan Paul has posted about KDE 3.5.6 now being able to run on the Nokia 770 and 800 tablets. If you want to get it up and running, check out the original forum post by "penguinbait" over at Internet Table Talk which gives the complete steps required in greater detail.

SEP
4
2007

Ars Technica: A First Look at KDE 4 Beta 2

At Ars Technica, I have put together an article detailing my impressions of KDE 4 Beta 2 (more or less, my source checkout is from within 24 hours of beta 2 being tagged last week). An official beta 2 announcement should be arriving shortly as the distros have been packaging it this last week. I am happy to say that beta 2 has made significant progress since beta 1.

AUG
6
2007

Ars Technica Reviews KDE 4.0 Beta 1

Ars Technical points out that the first KDE 4.0 beta has hit the streets. "A major milestone release such as 4.0 is a long time in the making. Here follows a number of things to look forward to for those of you brave enough to try this early beta." The lengthy review covers the portability improvements, new build system, new multimedia framework, new artwork from Oxygen, the new Plasma desktop and composite effects in KWin.

JUN
23
2007

Plasma is Heating Up

Linux.com reports on progress in Plasma, the new KDE 4 desktop. "If you visited the Plasma project's outdated website in past weeks, you might have got the impression that the team behind the project to revitalise the KDE desktop has not been up to much these past months. Delve into KDE's SVN repository, mailing lists, or the mind of lead developer Aaron Seigo, however, and you'll find a more exciting story."

JUN
12
2007

Interview with Lars Knoll, creator of KHTML

Hot on the heels of Apple's announcement of Safari for Windows, Clint Ecker has published a short discussion with Lars Knoll, one of the original coders behind KHTML. The article focuses on the connection between KHTML and Apple's Webkit, and in turn shows how Apple's announcement of Safari for Windows can benefit KDE and Qt.

MAY
31
2007

Semantic Desktop and KDE 4: State and Plans of NEPOMUK-KDE

Liquidat has posted a nice overview of the technology known as NEPOMUK, a part of KDE 4. An excerpt reads: "Nepomuk-KDE is the basis for the semantic technologies we will see in KDE 4.

APR
17
2007

KDE-Forum Romania Launched

After the rise of KDE-Forum.org, and KDE-Forum.de, Romanians wanted a forum of their own, and KDE-Forum Romania was born. Destined to unite all Romanians under one roof, KDE-Forum Romania is going to join its brothers on the boat for the upcoming KDE 4 release.

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