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.

DEC
11
2000

HTML Thumbnail Previews in Konqueror

Anonymous wrote in with the news that Malte has implemented thumbnail previews of HTML documents in Konqueror. Some screenshots: one and two. And, yes, folks, it looks to be configurable!

DEC
11
2000

KDevelop 1.3 Released

KDevelop 1.3 is out. From the press release: "The KDevelop Team today announced the release ofKDevelop 1.3, a powerful, easy to use, Integrated Development Environment for
the C and C++ Programming Language based on KDE. KDevelop 1.3 is a major
update release that follows the successful versions 1.1 and 1.2 to enable
developers for rapid application development for the new KDE 2.0 Desktop."
. The full release is below.

DATELINE DECEMBER 10, 2000

DEC
10
2000

Extended WM Specification ready

Encouraging news come from the X Desktop Group. Havoc Pennington, founder of the group and free software visionary, announced the release of the version 1.0 of the Extended Window Manager Specification.

DEC
10
2000

kde.themes.org Needs Your Help!

Have you noticed that kde.themes.org has not been as active as everything else in the kde world? Apparently, they need some help to maintain the site. If you have "intimate knowledge of the KDE theme system" then you may be the person for the job. If you're interested, email cjr and ElCoronel.

DEC
9
2000

Linux.org interviews David Faure

Linux.org has interviewed David Faure. David talks about KDE 2, Konqueror and the future of KDE and Linux. This is a nice reading.

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