MAR
27
2001

KDE Community Launches New KDE Zine Project

The KDE community, made up of developers and avid users, has a new project: the KDE Zine. Just a few short weeks ago, discussion about the possibilities of creating a print magazine cropped up on the KDE-promo mailing list.

MAR
26
2001

KMail 1,000,000,000th Second Bug

Daniel Naber, KDE developer and webmaster for the KMail website, announced that a bug has been discovered in KMail version < 1.0.29.1 which, after September 9, 2001, can cause corruption of your mail folders. Versions 1.0.29.1 and 1.0.29.2 will not corrupt the Mail folders but will display dates incorrectly.

MAR
25
2001

Kernel Cousin KDE Issue #3 is Out

This week in KC KDE, Aaron J. Seigo summarises 10 threads, including coverage of the new powerful Kant editor in kdebase, Palm Pilot ioslaves, KDE sockssupport, a new font selection widget with font previews, and more. Get your fix here.

MAR
25
2001

Linux Orbit: KDE 2.1 Review

While waiting for KDE 2.1.1, it might be worth checking out this nice review of KDE 2.1 on Linux Orbit. "With the release of KDE 2.0 on October 23, 2000, the KDE development team upped the ante in the bid for the hearts and minds of GNU/Linux desktop users. With major improvements in features and stability, KDE users couldn't wait for the next version. When KDE 2.1 arrived on February 26, 2001, few were disappointed." Lots of pretty pictures.

MAR
24
2001

KDE Developer's Checklist

There are a number of things that are easy to overlook when working on KDE applications. I've put together a checklist on developer.kde.org to help developers keep track of important items when creating new applications or when making changes to existing ones. You can send me any additions, corrections, or comments. Happy hacking.

MAR
23
2001

Linux.com interviews theKompany.com

We've interviewed Shawn Gordon, President and CEO of theKompany.com, over at Linux.com. Among other things, in this lengthy interview we discuss theKompany's business model, a bit about Eazel and Ximian, their current software, and future plans for Rekall, Kivio, Kapital, and KODE.

MAR
23
2001

Event Updates, KDE Games People, CVSSearch II

For those of you attending CeBIT 2001, a schedule of the KDE presentations is now available. On another note, a somewhat unlikely place where you can next find a KDE developer will be at GUADEC 2001. No other than Matthias Ettrich will be presenting a keynote.

MAR
22
2001

theKompany.com Contributes Kugar to KOffice

Kugar is a business-quality report generator and includes a standalone report viewer and a KPart report viewer. Any KDE application which supports KParts (including the browser Konqueror) thus can embed the report viewing functionality. This is a great addition to the budding KOffice suite.

MAR
21
2001

KDE 2.2 Multimedia Meeting: Report

Stefan Westerfeld recently posted a detailed
summary of the KDE 2.2 Multimedia Meeting, held on IRC on March 6.
The meeting focused on aRts, the linchpin of the KDE 2 multimedia architecture.
Topics covered include threading the aRts server; improved error handling
when distributed objects fail; increasing aRts user-friendliness (e.g.,

MAR
20
2001

People behind KDE: Simon Hausmann

The wonderful Konqueror/Embedded project, the DCOP bindings for the C language, contributions to Konqueror, KParts (and before that, OpenParts), KHTML and KOffice... all this work is courtesy of Simon Hausmann.
Tink needed all her persuasive powers to make Simon submit to this interview for the well known weekly series. Have a thankful thought for her work while you enjoy Simon's answers.

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