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

APR
27
2001

Mosfet.Org: New MegaGradient Widget Style

Mosfet took the pre- and circa- KDE2 world by storm not so long ago. His fingerprints are all over many of the styles, themes, window decorations as well as much of the KDE2 we are familiar with today. He churned out thousands of lines of code accompanied by slick screenshot after slick screenshot.

APR
25
2001

Release of kdelibs 2.1.2 Planned Next Week

The KDE Project is planning to release kdelibs-2.1.2 early next week. The unscheduled release was prompted by the release today of KOffice 1.1beta1, which has problems with the kdelibs from KDE 2.1.1, as well as a security fix for kdesu, resulting from a security bug reported this week. However, the release will include a number of other bugfixes as well. Stay tuned.

APR
25
2001

KOffice Suite Beta Released

The KDE
Project
today announced the highly-anticipated release of
KOffice 1.1beta1.
KOffice is an integrated office suite for KDE which utilizes open
standards for component communication and component embedding.
The primary goals of the the release are to provide a preview of
KOffice 1.1 and to involve users who wish to request missing features or
report problems.
Code development is currently focused on stabilizing KOffice 1.1,

APR
23
2001

People Behind KDE: Stefan Westerfeld

This week's installment of Tink's People Behind KDE features Stefan Westerfeld, the creator of KDE's multimedia architecture based on aRts. Besides delving into the usual background, Stefan shares his favorite saying: "Software is like sex, it's better when it's free". Amen.

APR
23
2001

Kernel Cousin KDE #7

In this week's Kernel Cousin KDE, Aaron J.

APR
23
2001

KDE Project Releases KDE 2.2alpha1

For those of you who like the cutting edge or want to help the KDE developers continue their phenomenal development pace, but aren't yet ready to compile from CVS,
the KDE Project has just released
KDE 2.2alpha1. A list of some of the significant additions and improvements
versus the recent 2.1 release is below (please add any
unlisted significant changes in the comments section), as well as a list of currently available
pre-compiled binaries (please read the KDE Binary

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.

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