This week's edition of The People Behind KDE features an interview with Claudiu Costin of the Romanian translation team. "In March 1999, I obtained KDE-1.1.1 and I hugely liked it, especially the idea that I had the code and I was able to change it to my will. When I saw how easy I could modify visible strings thus being able to do translations, I started to translate KPackage 1.2.
theKompany.com is pleased to announce the release of VeePee v1.0 and SIP/PyQt/PyKDE version 2.1. VeePee is the Python-based scripting environment for KDE, and SIP/PyQt/PyKDE are the Python bindings for Qt and KDE. These updates are to support Python 2.0 as well as numerous feature additions and some bug fixes.
The organization Norsk Målungdom, which works with promoting the Norwegian (Nynorsk) language, asks Norwegian schools to boycott Microsoft products and use KDE instead. MS Windows and Office only exist in the Norwegian (Bokmål) language, but Norwegian law states that pupils have the right to books and equipment in their own language.
So far, Microsoft has claimed that a translation to Nynorsk will be too expensive. Virtually all schools in Norway use MS software, and that means all applications are in Bokmål.
Kivio is the first and most complete diagramming tool for KDE. Kivio has been integrated into KOffice through the use of KParts. This technology preview release is the first public beta of Kivio. There is a core set of functionality and features to start getting feedback from the Linux/KDE community.
I'm pleased to announce that KDE received the
Linux Journal Readers' Choice award for
Favorite Desktop Environment at the Atlanta Linux Showcase. You
can take a look at the award poster. Congratulations everyone!
Ivan E Moore has pulled the plug on the KDE Linux Packaging Project. On his page he explains the reasons, citing a lack of time and the fact that he received little help from the community, along with "one person".