APR
22
2001

Advanced Theming Tutorial: Programming in *Style

Last week, we posted a story on a theme tutorial sponsored by IBM developerWorks. The tutorial was targeted at non-programmers who wish to theme window decorations, icons, sounds, colors, etc.

APR
20
2001

ZDNet Compares Linux Desktops: Concludes KDE Best, But Not Good Enough

ZDNet has published a review by Jason Brooks of eWeek Labs comparing the Linux desktops. He writes: "eWeek Labs found that KDE (K Desktop Environment) comes much closer to
delivering the sort of smooth interface that users have come to expect from the

APR
19
2001

Kernel Cousin KDE #6

The latest edition of the KDE kernel cousin is out, summarising the latest developments and discussions on the KDE mailing lists.
This issue covers among other things the creation of a kcontrol module for the new KDM, Andreas Beckermann taking over as KDE games maintainer, and some tidbits about KOffice development.

APR
18
2001

People behind KDE: Richard Moore

Richard Moore entered the KDE team at the very beginning, in 1996. He has a useful interest in innovative technologies. His application Keystone is a VNC client. With KTalkEdit, he explores voice synthesis possibilities.

APR
13
2001

developerWorks Responds to KDE Community Concerns

Yesterday we posted a story
about the IBM developerWorks'
KDE
Theme Contest
. It quickly became apparent that the contest had a few
shortcomings, which were noted in another update and in the comments from
our readership. It turns out that the people working on the contest were

APR
11
2001

KDE Theme-Building Tutorial

This new KDE tutorial on IBM developerWorks is designed to teach you about KDE themes: Learn how to create, save, load, and share the fundamental look and feel of the KDE environment. After completing this tutorial, you should feel confident in your ability to customize KDE to fit your personal working style. (free registration required).

APR
11
2001

Technology Preview of Rekall DBMS

theKompany.com has announced
a technology preview release of
Rekall, a personal,
programmable DBMS for KDE. Rekall will simplify building database applications
with forms and reports. According to CEO Shawn Gordon, Rekall will have
a full complement of widgets so that applications built with Rekall will be
able to have the look and feel of any other application. He adds that Rekall

APR
11
2001

KDE Package Policy Explained

It's clear that the KDE Project has done a very poor job in communicating our policy on releasing binary packages. I say this because as the primary contact on the release blurbs, I am the one that gets swamped with emails asking "where is
insert-your-distro package?" and "how does this package work?" and "why are you discriminating against that-distro?" These emails obviously stem from the (incorrect) belief that the KDE Project is responsible for creating those packages. The following document will hopefully clear up just what our policy is in this situation.

APR
10
2001

People of KDE: Ralf Nolden

Ralf Nolden is an energetic KDE advocate and one of the main developers of KDevelop, the highly praised integrated development platform based on KDE. While answering Tink's questions, Ralf confesses his strong desire to implement advanced coffee brewing in an upcoming KDE release.

APR
10
2001

Review of Konqueror/Embedded

BrowserWatch is running a very positive review of Konqueror/Embedded, Simon Hausmann's efforts to build a lightweight version of Konqueror for Qt/Embedded systems. They mention the common codebase of both Konqueror versions, and have some nice words about KDE's Konqueror in general.

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