DEC
31
2000

Do Interoperability Technologies Help or Hurt KDE Development?

In a recent story at Kuro5hin.org, the author considers the implications of some recent developments announced on the dot -- namely, XParts and QGtkWidget. These projects permit non-KDE programs -- particularly Gtk applications -- to be used within KDE applications.

DEC
29
2000

KDE Tutorials For Windows Converts?

A nice Ask Slashdot article entitled Gnome/KDE Tutorials For Windows Users? was recently posted on Slashdot. The article raises the interesting question: "...

DEC
25
2000

People of KDE: Stefan Taferner

In the last edition for the Year 2000 of the People Behind KDE series, Tink introduces us to Stefan Taferner, co-author of KMail and a main contributor to central technologies in the KDE project. The new, festive appearance of Tink's site greets us with the photo of a happy Konqi.

DEC
24
2000

KDE and GNOME Interoperability Advances

Bernhard Rosenkraenzer today
announced the initial (experimental) release of
QGtkWidget and
QGtkApplication
, "a class that makes it possible to embed
Gtk widgets in
Qt applications (in the
same process space, sharing the same event loop).
"
Bernhard hopes that "this will be useful (primarily) in making KDE

DEC
21
2000

Embedding external parts into KDE

Up to now, the KPart component model was limited to embedding in-process parts. XParts is an extension written by Matthias Ettrich, Simon Hausmann and Lars Knoll to extend kparts and make it possible to embed out-of-process components. The approach chosen is toolkit independent, as can be seen by their choice to embed Mozilla. Read on for the full announcement and details.

DEC
21
2000

Skanning with Kooka

Torsten Rahn is ebullient about a
KDE program for scanning using
SANE called
Kooka.
"This is a real
nice productivity-app proving that it's easy to create extremely useful
apps for KDE 2 with relatively little work."

Details below.

Kooka

Kooka is a raster image scan program for the KDE2 system.

DEC
17
2000

Qt 2.2.3 Released

Our friends at TrollTech have announced Qt 2.2.3. Qt 2.2.3 is a bugfix release. It keeps both forward and backward compatibility (source and binary) with Qt 2.2.2. For details, read the announcement and see the change summary.

DEC
17
2000

KDE 2.1 Beta1 Released

The KDE Team today announced the release of KDE 2.1-beta1. KDE 2.1 constitutes the second major
release of the KDE 2 series.

The full announcement is available here.

KDE 2.1-beta1 offers a number of additions, enhancements and fixes over
KDE 2.0.1, the last stable KDE release which shipped on December 5, 2000.
The major additions are:

DEC
16
2000

People of KDE: Luigi Genoni

Luigi Genoni is this week's guest in the People section in the KDE website. With this new interview Tink offers us a refreshing postcard from the Italian Alps. Luigi is interested in developing for KDE from the point of view of a system administrator. And he also gives us a hint about the joy of celebrating Christmas in long lasting Italy.

DEC
14
2000

KDE Gets Digital Camera Support

theKompany.com has just released a patch to the well known digital camera application gPhoto2, which allows it to integrate seemlessly with KDE 2. This means you can now access the wide range of supported cameras (over 100 models) from any KDE 2 application. Now I may finally be ready to buy a digital camera! Update: 12/14 10:46 AM.

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