MAY
14
2001

How to configure your Anti-Aliased desktop

Various people have been asking how to configure fonts with the new Xft extension, which enables AA fonts, among other things.
This is a short tutorial on how to configure the new Xft extension.

Configuring the Xft extension (including antialiasing)
Danny Tholen (obiwan@mailmij.org)

MAY
9
2001

An Analysis of KDE Speed

Our recent poll (courtesy KDE.com) on the upcoming KDE 2.2 suggests that the area of

MAY
7
2001

People Behind KDE: Werner Trobin

Werner Trobin is a member of the hard working KOffice team. He is the first non-fantastic entity to answer the new series of questions in Tink's weekly interview at the KDE People page. This is a very refreshing and colourful interview. Go there, read it and enjoy Werner's enthusiasm at being a part of KDE.

MAY
7
2001

Fer de Lance - Truly Intelligent Multimedia Browsing

Wolfgang Müller is the maintainer of GIFT, GNU's very interesting Content Based Image Retrieval System (CBIRS). A CBIRS is a system to search for images based on their content. Wolfgang wrote to the dot recently inviting us to make public his latest efforts to integrate CBIR and related technologies in KDE.

MAY
4
2001

Poll: What KDE Feature Do You Most Want?

Polls are an oft-requested feature of the dot. KDE.com has risen to the challenge with its latest user poll: "What Should Be the Highest Priority of KDE Developers Leading Up to KDE 2.2?".

MAY
3
2001

New Debugging Utility in kdesdk

Debugging code is always a pain in the neck, but there's a tiny new utility in
kdesdk which might make things a little less stressful. The utility, KSpy, gathers information about the state of a running KDE application and
displays it graphically. Read more below.

MAY
2
2001

Kernel Cousin KDE #8

In this week's KC KDE, Aaron J. Seigo covers everything from KOrganizer's architecture improvements, improved message filtering in KMail, the new KDE configuration file upgrading mechanism, to the exciting new KDE font installer.

MAY
1
2001

Tutorial: Extending the KDE Panel

Matthias Elter has written a tutorial (print version; example source tarballs) on developing panel applets for Kicker, the KDE 2 panel. Kicker is a complete rewrite from the KDE 1 panel; this was done mainly to increase the panel's extensibility.

MAY
1
2001

Mythical Creatures Behind KDE: Konqi

Just over two years ago (end of April 1999), Konqi the dragon decided to join the brave crew of the KDE ship in an endeavor to conquer your desktop. His help in promotional activities (as well as his intimidating flaming breath) has been invaluable to KDE's success.

MAY
1
2001

SECURITY: New KDE Libraries Released

As we announced last week, the KDE Project has released kdelibs-2.1.2 to address a security issue and fix some bugs. Besides fixing the KDEsu security exploit, particularly joyful to many of you who use Konqueror will be the fix of the "protocol for http://x.y.z died unexpectedly" bug. "Read more" for the full text of the announcement, including a list of changes.

 

DATELINE APRIL 30, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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