The KDE artist community has been busy recently. The winners of the digiKam contest have been announced, kde-look.org has had a major update and the KDE logo is on a worldwide tour. Coming soon are The First Annual Icon Marathon, a completely new and improved KDE Artist website and introducing Kollaboration, where your art meets their code! Read on for details.
Improved KDE-Look and KDE-Apps
Frank has updated the server and software behind KDE-Look.org and KDE-Apps.org. The new server is faster and sports much more capacity. The new software has several improvements over the old version. The core is completely rewritten in PHP 5 for more speed and flexibility and a new caching system is reducing the MySQL load. The new frontend features are:
The new categories include:
They submitted the bulk of the new Superimpose Templates that will make creating images with digiKam even more fun! Thanks goes out to all who were involved. digiKam is still accepting Superimpose Templates for their next release, please e-mail your images to the digiKam mailing-list. For a detailed explanation of how to make Superimpose Templates see the contest rules.
Have you ever wanted to see your artwork in the official KDE? Now here is your chance with The First Annual KDE Icon Marathon! At the request of the Appeal project the marathon is now scheduled for May. The challenge will soon go out to all artists to make as many new KDE icons as possible in a two month period. As a side note our contests have attracted some pretty generous sponsors, which means juicy prizes!
Special note to KDE developers: this is the time to look over your apps and see if you have any missing icons. Please email your icon requests to the kde-artists mailing list and include as much detail as possible.
The marathon will take place on the new KDE Artists website which will be debuting very soon. This will also mark the roll-out of Kollaboration where your art meets their code! If you have ever wanted to see your window decoration or other art work in a working application Kalloboration will help that and more. This all started last year with a discussion on KDE-Look which lead to Theobroma and landy's Kollaboration proposal to the KDE community at large. We have all worked very hard to bring this new concept to life. Looking out for Kollaboration on the new KDE Artists website.
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