The family of KDE websites has got a new member, the site for the fine utilities applications from the module kdeutils. Despite being one of the first modules, kdeutils has always been without its own website. No longer. At utils.kde.org you can now find a lot of information about the KDE Utilities. See for yourself the details of the current set of programs below.
The module kdeutils is one of the modules that has been around since the very beginning of KDE. At the time of KDE 1.0 the module kdeutils was already well populated and consisted of KArm (now KTimeTracker), KCalc, KEdit, KFloppy, KHexedit, KJots, KLJetTool, KNotes, KTop (now KSysGuard) and KZip (now Ark). The observant will see that nearly all of these programs are still part of KDE and kicking. Only three of them are no longer in development: the very specialised program KLJetTool (used for configuring HP Laserjet printers) was removed from the development branch before KDE 3.1 due to being obsolete, and KEdit and KHexEdit were removed only recently before KDE 4.0, due to being unmaintained and with substitutes (KWrite and Okteta).
Over the times a younger module has drawn away some of the programs: KTimeTracker, KNotes, and with the upcoming KDE 4.1 also KJots are now part of the module kdepim. Any removal has been balanced with completely new programs. The two freshest members of kdeutils, which entered it in time for KDE 4.1, are Okteta and the Printer Applet. The latter also makes an interesting premiere, being the first program in the mainline KDE modules which is not written in C/C++, but in Python.
Each program has a description page, a page with an overview of the program's development (like activity or progress with translations) and a contact page. Over time more content will be added. If you are interested to help out with that, please get in contact with us.
If you have been developing a utility based on the KDE platform outside of the KDE repository and you think it would be a good addition to this module, do not hesitate to contact us. If you, contributor or user, are interested in some of these programs, go and find all information at http://utils.kde.org/.