JUL
17
2001

KDE 2.2 Release Schedule Update

After some debate last week over whether KDE 2.2 HEAD BRANCH
was ready for a stable release,
Waldo Bastian, the KDE 2.2
release coordinator, has
posted
a revised release schedule (also available if you Read More).
The release has been delayed two weeks from Monday, July 16 to August 6.

JUL
16
2001

Apps Roundup #2: Focus on Bibletime 1.0

The weekly Apps Roundup column has turned out to be not-so-weekly this far, but in the second installment I go much further in-depth and take a closer look at Bibletime, a scripture-study program for those of the Judaeo-Christian faiths. Because I went crazy with the screenshots, the review is
available here. Enjoy!

JUL
16
2001

Konqueror Gets Text-to-Speech Synthesis

George Russell today released Speaker, a first salvo at making Konqueror (the KDE web browser) synthesize text to speech and hence making Konqueror useable by people with visual impairments and by people who are otherwise unable to view a screen.

JUL
14
2001

KDE Print Presentation

Michael Goffioul, the main architect of the new KDE Print system, has posted an HTML version of the presentation he gave at LinuxTag. The presentation is complete with screenshots and gives a good overview of the KDE Print technology featured in KDE 2.2. More info, screenshots and photos are available from the KDE Print site.

JUL
13
2001

Newsforge: Developing for the Linux desktop

One of the most frequently asked questions on the KDE developer lists is, "How can I start contributing to KDE?" -- NewsForge.com may just have the answer. In an article entitled Joining the Round Table: How to get started developing for the Linux desktop, Tina Gasperson gives some helpful tips and links on how to get your feet wet with KDE or other Open Source coding.

JUL
12
2001

KDE Report: LinuxTag 2001

At about the time the London Linux Expo was ending, sixty KDE developers converged on Stuttgart, Germany for LinuxTag 2001. LinuxTag is the largest Linux and Open Source exhibition in Europe, drawing in 15,000 visitors and 110 exhibitors this year.

JUL
12
2001

Report on London Linux Expo

While most headed off to the LinuxTag event, a handful of brave KDE people decided to tackle the London Linux Expo. Read Anne-Marie's entertaining account for some of the great stuff that went on there -- including photos of the bar encounter with a friendly gnome. Also check out Lee's site for more photos.

JUL
11
2001

KDE Developer FAQ Available

With the help of David Faure, I have just made available a KDE Developer FAQ on developer.kde.org. Here is your chance to see answered that annoying little question about development which you never dared ask.

JUL
10
2001

Konqueror Gets Activ(eX)ated

Konqueror has received another
huge shot in the arm, this time
by gaining the ability to embed MSIE ActiveX controls such as
the popular Shockwave
Player
. KDE developers
Nikolas Zimmermann and
Malte Starostik today announced
the initial release of reaktivate.

JUL
8
2001

KDE & Companies: Ask Trolltech Anything

I am starting a new monthly feature, tentatively dubbed KDE & Companies, which will consist of a series of interviews with KDE-related or KDE-friendly companies. We will start with the company that, through Qt, is arguably at the root and foundation of KDE; Trolltech's CEO Eirik Eng has agreed to answer our questions. Please submit any queries you may have for Trolltech in the comments below.

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