MAY
3
2002

Guarddog Firewall 2.0 Almost Ready For Release

Guarddog is an easy to use, yet powerful, firewall for Linux machines running KDE 2 or 3. Guarddog isn't just a pretty GUI face thrown over the standard command-line firewalling utilities, it allows you to quickly and easily specify your firewall policy at a high-level, and then takes care of the rest. The first release candidate, version 1.9.15, is out and now needs heavy user testing.

APR
29
2002

Application Of The Month: KTouch

As part of the May 2002 issue of "Application of the month" series on KDE.de, Klaus Stärk has interviewed Håvard Frøiland, author of KTouch. KTouch is part of the KDE Edutainment Project and provides a quick and fun way to learn the useful and impressive skill of touch typing.

APR
28
2002

Mosfet.org on Desktop Elegance

Recently, there have been some comments in the press regarding KDE's look and feel which were, to say the least, rather unflattering. The comments centered mainly around KDE's icons and the overall elegancy of the desktop. Like many of us, Mosfet felt these comments were unwarranted and somewhat misinformed, but he took the extra step of writing up a public response.

APR
27
2002

KC KDE Needs A New Editor

After 36 issues and over 300 mailing list thread summaries, I have decided to take a semi-permanent break as editor of the Kernel Cousin KDE project. KC KDE was taking up quite a bit of my available time outside of work and family and, as enjoyable as it was to put KC KDE together, I have had to reprioritize things a bit. It would be a shame to see KC KDE simply go away forever, though.

APR
26
2002

KOffice 1.2beta1 Ready for Testing, More Developers

The KDE Project today
announced the release of KOffice 1.2beta1.
While the "final" 1.2 release is not scheduled for another 5 months, this
is a great chance to see what the active KOffice developers are up to,
and also a great time for new developers / companies to join the KOffice
project to accelerate the ascendence of KOffice into the

APR
25
2002

KDE Stats: KDE Is Brought To You Today By...

Have you ever wondered who contributes what to KDE? The berliOS project attempts to answer this question with KDE CVS statistics, a site tallying every developer's contributions (translators are currently not included). With regular updates planned, you can find the latest summary here and also statistics for every CVS module.

APR
15
2002

People Behind KDE: Lukáš Tinkl

Ever wonder what a KDE developer looked like in a Christmas party setting? Ever wonder if Mosfet had a good-looking sister?
Hop on over to this week's interview with
Lukáš Tinkl,
on the
People Behind KDE
page, and find out why Lukáš likes it hot and if it's possible to be
single AND have a girlfriend.
Lukáš is co-maintainer of

APR
10
2002

KVim Reaches Stable Milestone

Thomas Capricelli, Philippe Fremy, and Mickael Marchand are pleased to present the first ever stable version of KVim, finally bringing us "the power of VIM with KDE's friendliness". In case that means nothing to you, VIM stands for Vi IMproved and has become the defacto standard version of Vi on most Linux distributions.

APR
10
2002

KDE Print: Developer Tutorial Now Available

A tutorial on programming with the KDEPrint module has been made available on the KDE Print web site. The tutorial is intended for application developers who wish to make use of KDEPrint within their applications.

APR
9
2002

People Behind KDE: Takumi Asaki

In this week's episode of The
People Behind KDE
, we travel to
Osaka,
Japan for a beer with
Takumi Asaki. Takumi, who loves Renju
and prefers
Tatami to a bed,
is very active in making KDE accessible to the Japanese.

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