FEB
4
2002

People of KDE: Cornelius Schumacher

Tink's weekly report from the steady journey through our fellowship features today the author of Kandy and the present maintainer of the highly-praised KOrganizer. We thus name Cornelius Schumacher.

FEB
2
2002

Impressions on the Paris Linux Expo

I have written a report of my experiences at the KDE booth of the Paris Linux Expo 2002. "Then I saw this magic thing: A live coding session by a truly talented KDE core developer: David took his laptop and started coding under my eyes. In five minutes, it was done: the "URL" label on Konqueror would accept a pasted URL and simply open it. Really great!

JAN
29
2002

People of KDE: Chris Howells

From the old british kingdom, Tink brings to you this week the feelings and the thoughts of Chris Howells. One of the youngest members of our community, Chris is an excellent proof of the kind of diversity and richness that KDE's people bring to the project. In the distant time of glory and legend when KDE got started, Chris was too young to even care.

JAN
28
2002

KDE/aRts Video Roadmap Meeting Results

The aRts/KDE Video Roadmap Meeting ending up having a fairly large turnout, peaking at 26 participants on the IRC channel. There was so much turnout, in fact, that participants could not agree on a single line of strategy for video development in aRts and KDE. Some wished for a successor to mpeglib, something that would work within aRts but with the optimizations necessary for high framerate video.

JAN
27
2002

KDE Icon Chatter

As MacOS X, and arguably, GNOME, have shown, many people love photorealistic icons despite the theoretical trade-offs with usability. So if you've ever wondered about the philosophy behind KDE's default icons, you might want to read Torsten Rahn's recent article on the matter.

JAN
25
2002

Adam Wiggins: Open Source on the Business Desktop

TrustCommerce has spent the the last 12 months or so transitioning to KDE/Linux-based desktops for general staff, with "resounding success". As Chief Software Architect, Adam Wiggins has written an excellent essay detailing the situation, requirements, issues, and the process of switchover.

JAN
24
2002

Kernel Cousin KDE #31 Is Out

JAN
24
2002

KDE 3.0 Release Plan Update

The KDE 3.0 Release Plan has been updated, with the KDE 3.0 Release Candidate 1 (likely to be renamed Beta2 shortly) now scheduled for February 4th, followed by a "deep freeze", and the announcement of KDE 3.0 on March 18th.

JAN
23
2002

People of KDE: Dimitris Kamenopoulos

In this week's episode of The People Behind KDE, you can learn all about
Dimitris Kamenopoulos.
Dimitris provides internationalisation (i18n) and localisation (l10n) of KDE into Greek. Rush to the interview, if you want to find out how to spend time on KDE without having your girlfriend complain.

JAN
23
2002

Matthias Ettrich: Integrating Qt Apps with KDE

Matthias Ettrich is proposing a new strategy for more strongly integrating Qt-only applications into KDE. It's an intriguing proposal and relevant to KDE, considering the growing number of cross-platform but Qt-only applications becoming available. The initial "not-perfect but simple" basic idea is that a small libQtKDE proxy library would invoke KDE functionality when available, or otherwise fall back to Qt functionality.

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