AUG
14
2001

KDE Kiosk Mode HOWTO

After two years of working with KDE, we think it is now time to share the results of our efforts to create a restricted KDE as part of our Linux-based thin client project that is now nearing completion. A write-up of our design and strategy is available as well as the patches that we used to customize KDE to our needs.

In a restricted desktop (kiosk-mode), the goal is to prevent the user from:

AUG
11
2001

KC KDE Issue 19 is Out

It looks like Aaron J. Seigo is at it again with another interesting double issue of Kernel Cousin KDE. This issue covers the KDE Usability Project, speed enhancements, Konqi improvements, what's ahead for KDE 3.0, and more. Check it out here.

AUG
6
2001

KDE 2.2 Tagged, KDE 3.0 Branch Opened

Waldo Bastian, the KDE
2.2 release coordinator, has tagged KDE 2.2 for final release. Though
KDE 2.2.0 was scheduled for release today, it has been
slightly delayed to increase stability and speed. The current
schedule is to release KDE 2.2.0 next Monday, August 13. Future plans
include a KDE 2.2.1 bugfix/translation release, scheduled for September
2001. But the main development activity will occur in the KDE 3.0 branch,

AUG
6
2001

Matthias Ettrich On Universal Components

Matthias Ettrich's talk on Universal Components at LinuxForum (also given at LinuxTag) is finally now online. You can view the slides
as you watch in Real Video format (part

AUG
4
2001

Sondra, The Next Level in MP3 Appreciation?

Benjamin Meyer, author of Kinkatta (the app formerly known as Kaim, renamed at the kind suggestion of AOL), is ready to present his next project, Sondra.

AUG
1
2001

AtheOS Adopts KHTML For Browser

George Russell wrote in to inform us of the KHTML port to AtheOS. "The main focus for V0.3.5 [of AtheOS] however has been on the KHTML-based web browser. I have ported the HTML parser/renderer used in the Konqueror web browser (KHTML) to AtheOS. KHTML is a very capable HTML parser and renderer that supports both CSS and javascript, and so does the AtheOS web browser.

AUG
1
2001

KDE User Mailing Lists Reorganized

The two venerable KDE mailing lists, kde and kde-user, both hosted at lists.netcentral.net, are being phased out in favor of two new mailing lists, kde and kde-linux, hosted at the KDE.org domain. Current subscribers to the existing mailing lists will need to subscribe to the new mailing lists. Administration of the old mailing lists will cease August 15 and they will be shut down altogether on August 31.

JUL
30
2001

KOffice Suite 1.1 Release Candidate 1

KOffice RC1 has descended onto the well-known KDE ftp servers. Your best bet is to use it with KDE 2.2beta1 and Qt 2.3.1, but KDE 2.1.1 and Qt 2.2.4 will work (though not as well). The next release, scheduled for mid-August, will be 1.1 final, so this is your last chance to give KOffice a whirl and help find any remaining bugs before we are stuck with them until the 1.2 release <grin>. SuSE gets the binary-build over-achievement award.

JUL
30
2001

KDE Dot News: We're Back, Sorta

Sorry guys, the dot went down again this weekend after 51 days of uptime on the new server. We suspect that the problem is an overworked harddrive. Bero is on it (bonus: woo, we have ext3 now), but you can expect minor flakiness as we fully work out the issues.

JUL
27
2001

Leon Bottou: Faster KDE Startups?

As a follow-up to Waldo Bastian's analysis of KDE startup times, Leon Bottou has implemented an inspired hack to improve the startup of C++ programs under GNU/Intel systems. "Waldo Bastian's document demonstrates that the current g++ implementation generates lots of expensive

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