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

JUL
27
2001

Review: theKompany's Universal Documentation Tool

"If you've ever wanted to get into programming for either KDE or Qt but weren't sure where to begin, theKompany's DocBrowser is a pretty good place to start. It features a truly hyper-linked set of documentation for KDE and Qt's API, flow diagrams for how code relates, and easy to understand documentation of the calls you want to use." Get the rest of the review here. [Ed: This is closed-source commercial software.]

JUL
27
2001

Kernel Cousin KDE #18 is Out

Aaron J. Seigo is back with much appreciated KDE development news. This week read about the app currently known as Kontour, XIM support for KOffice, and more. "The self-imposed lull in new features and the looming inevitability of starting work on the next version of KDE has given many developers some time to consider the future of KDE.

JUL
26
2001

KSpread 1.1 Beta 3 reviewed

In the second part of his review (mirror), Kent Nguyen walks us through the KSpread component (mirror) of KOffice 1.1 Beta 3.

JUL
24
2001

KOffice API Reference Available

Thomas Zander has announced that the KOffice API docs are now on-line. Feel free to see this as invitation to join the KOffice team and make future versions of the office suite even better than the upcoming 1.1 release.

JUL
24
2001

City of Largo Adopts KDE 2.1.1

Dave Richards, Systems Administrator for the
City of Largo, Florida,
has just
announced
that the City of Largo has switched to KDE 2.1.1 as their
production system. According to Dave, "The City of Largo is a thin
client/X shop [which supports] 400 thin client
devices that support X, 800 total users, and run about 230 concurrently

JUL
24
2001

Proposed Timetable for KDE 3

While we anxiously await the release of KDE 2.2
in two weeks,
Waldo Bastian,
the current KDE release coordinator, has
posted the proposed schedule for the release of KDE 3. The upshot:
KDE 2.2.1 is scheduled for September 2001 and KDE 3.0 for January
2002. The full schedule is available below.

 

JUL
22
2001

C'T Releases IOSlave Tutorial

c't magazine has just published an English translation of an IOSlave tutorial written by Carsten Pfeiffer and Stephan Kulow. The article tells you everything you need to know to add support for new protocols to KDE. Examples covered include slaves that generate HTML and an ioslave for audio CDs. This is a great tutorial, so check it out and start coding!

JUL
22
2001

Slashdot: TheKompany's Shawn Gordon Responds In Full

TheKompany.com has contributed several apps to KDE such as Kivio and Kamera. In this Slashdot interview, Shawn Gordon gives us more insight and details on his company.

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