KDE in the News
Ryan Paul over at Ars Technica has a short article talking about Dolphin and KDE 4. "The Linux-based Dolphin file manager is now scheduled for official inclusion in KDE 4, the next major release of the KDE desktop environment. Dolphin includes several unique usability enhancements that aren't available in Konqueror, KDE's current file manager..."
This week's LWN looks at Get New Hot Stuff in KDE 4. Improvements currently being made by lead developer
Josef Spillner include new options for uninstalling content, content synchronisation, the ability to rate content directly from the application interface, a dramatically faster interface and more. Get Hot New Stuff is now a specification on freedesktop.org and used throughout KDE in apps like Amarok and KOrganizer.
Linux.com is reporting that the New KDE 4 preview shows progress. The article has comments from developers Will Stephenson and Aaron Seigo about the new additions to the pre-release and the improved release process which should see more frequent updates. It also discusses what will happen to the KDE 3 branch and even asks when KDE 4 will be released.
Australian computer news site Computerworld asks if KDE 4 will be the ultimate business desktop. Speaking to developer Hamish Rodda they look at the changes being made to the KDE libraries including the Akonadi storage manager for PIM data. He also explains why KDE 4 will be important for ISVs to support.
Unix Review takes a look at KDissert. "Somewhere in my head, there's a jumble of fleeting thoughts, ideas, and concepts, running every which way with no map for me to follow other than some casual mental digging here and there. If you find yourself in the same kind of cerebral jungle, what you and I really need is a mind map. Thomas Nagy's KDissert is an application referred to as a mind mapping tool.
For all the users wanting to better know how the Kat desktop search program works, Roberto Cappuccio explains the inner workings of Kat, the difficulties encountered during development and the future of this long awaited (and still under heavy development) piece of software in the article Busy Kat on Linux Magazine.