FEB
20
2001

People of KDE: Carsten Pfeiffer

If you're using klipper, the enhanced KDE clipboard manager, or if you have noticed Konqueror's excellent history support, then you already know a bit of who Carsten Pfeiffer is and what he does for KDE. He answers the questions this week in Tink's popular interviews series with the People of KDE. Enjoy!

FEB
19
2001

theKompany.com Releases Kapital, a Personal Finance Manager for KDE

Kapital is our personal finance manager package for KDE and Linux. It is meant to be in the spirit of Intuit Quicken or Microsoft Money, but without the bloat associated with those packages from years of justifying upgrades. Kapital has everything you need for managing all your personal finances.

FEB
18
2001

Help give a voice to KDE

With the KDE 2.1 release nearing, major code changes are prohibited. Despite this restriction, we started thinking about how to make KDE 2.1 (or future releases) even more appealing. Carsten Pfeiffer, devoted KDE developer, remarked that while people are hard at work polishing the visual aspects, KDE suffers from a marked lack of sounds and sound effects.

FEB
17
2001

Transparency here, transparency there....

For the last couple days, I've been working on making things transparent in KDE. This is pretty easy to do, but time consuming. Most notable success so far is with Konqueror. Next up, ksirc, and hopefully kicker. This code cannot go into 2.1, since we are in a feature freeze, but the following version of KDE should be quite transparent! [Ed: Also check out the transparency screenshots for Kasbar TNG.

FEB
17
2001

KDE tips for PPC users

Ian Geiser alerted us that our friends over at
ResExcellence have a very nice
article about running KDE 2.1 on your PPC. When you are finished with this one, you might want to click Up to read some of the other interesting stories about KDE and Linux PPC that you can find on this site.

FEB
16
2001

KDE Dot News: Configurable Thread Thresholds

As some of you may have noticed, lately we've been getting more and more postings at KDE Dot News. With the increasing number of comments, we've also been getting more and more complaints about the fact that KDE Dot News automatically switches to threading when the number of articles in a forum goes over our global threshold.

FEB
14
2001

KDE Installer Project

There have been countless requests from KDE users, on the dot, on the lists, and even elsewhere, for a KDE Installer and Updater. Nick Betcher (aka Error403) has stepped up to the challenge and now needs your help to make this project really happen. His current code is in CVS and the project is in active development.

FEB
13
2001

Good news for KWord: Qt3 widget ported to Qt2

Back in November, Reginald Stadlbauer announced a new rich text widget for Qt. That widget could provide, he said, a very stable base for KWord. So a rich text branch of KWord was started and became the focal point of KWord development... The problem was that the new widget was only slated to appear in Qt3.

FEB
13
2001

"Business Ethics" in the Open Source Community?

What do we do when one of our own, a company with long-time roots in the Open Source community, rejects our code of ethics and resorts to deceitful tactics for the express purpose of undermining an Open Source project? It appears that the newly-named Ximian is doing exactly that.

FEB
12
2001

People behind KDE: Jono Bacon

Welcome to your weekly tour of the KDE people gallery. This time, Jono Bacon answers Tink's questions. A student, a writer, a guitar player and a KDE developer, Jono acknowledges to have come to KDE by necessity and to have stayed by love. Visit Tink's talk lounge for other great interviews.

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