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Intel and Novell Become Patrons of KDE

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the dot: Intel and Novell have each become corporate Patrons of KDE. Their exceptional financial commitment to the KDE e.V. helps the project with community events, infrastructure and developer meetings.

Dolphin and Tabs?

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/home/liquidat: Recently a patch was sent to the KDE file manager development list to implement tab functions in Dolphin. Following this patch a discussion about pro and cons of tabs in Dolphin has started.

aKademy 2007: Summer of Code

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dot.kde.org: On Tuesday, the Summer of Code BoF was held at aKademy 2007. I conducted an interview with Emanuele Tamponi about the session and his first experiences of aKademy.

Also: aKademy 2007: KDE e.V. Meeting

KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 features new shell

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DesktopLinux: The KDE development team, gathered at the aKademy event in Glasgow, Scotland on July 4 announced the immediate availability of the second alpha release of the K Desktop Environment v. 4.0. The eight-day-long aKademy continues through July 7 at the University of Strathclyde.

Akademy Awards 2007

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dot.kde.org: At the second day of aKademy 2007, the contributors conference closed with the aKademy Awards Ceremony. Two of last years winners, Boudewijn Rempt and Laurent Montel awarded no less than four awards to Sebastian Trueg, Mathias Kretz, Danny Allen and Kenny Duffus.

Klipper

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FOSSwire: Copy and paste is probably one of the most fundamental concepts in the GUIs we use today. Every modern operating system has some form of a ‘clipboard.’ Most clipboard implementations only have the ability to store one item in them, so if you copy and paste a lot having space for one item only can be frustrating. Enter Klipper.

KDE 4: Kubuntu, Systemsettings vs kcontrol

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/home/liquidat: During aKademy Jonathan Riddell talked about Kubuntu and unveiled some plans regarding KDE 4. The first news in this talk was that Kubuntu will not ship with KDE 4 as the default version for the next two (!) Kubuntu reasons.

KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 Released

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dot.kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the second alpha release of the K Desktop Environment. The most exciting new development is currently going on in Plasma, KDE 4's new shell for the desktop.

KDE and a periodic release cycle

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/home/liquidat: I just watched Mark Shuttleworth’s Keynote on aKademy. The discussion afterwards was mainly dominated by his suggestion to switch KDE’s development cycle to a 6 month release cycle. Here is a closer look at what Mark said - and what KDE did in the past.

KDAB Becomes Patron of KDE

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dot.kde.org: The KDE e.V. and KDAB are happy to announce continued collaboration on the Free Desktop, with KDAB becoming the latest new Patron of KDE. KDAB is known for its high-quality software services.

Mandriva adds a semantic layer to the KDE 4 desktop

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Mandriva PR: On the occasion of aKademy 2007, the annual conference of KDE developers and users, Mandriva is proud to announce together with the NEPOMUK partners and the KDE community that the NEPOMUK-KDE project it leads is poised to deliver a sea change in the Linux desktop experience.

KDE Commit-Digest for 1st July 2007

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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Akademy 2007 kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland. Continued work in Plasma, with improvements in the Photoframe and Dictionary Plasmoids, and the addition of ChemicalData, Akonadi and Battery Plasmoids. Support for Solid-based network status support in Mailody. Support for multiple blogs in KBlogger.

aKademy 2007: The First Impression

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dot.kde.org: aKademy 2007 has started! Saturday, the first day of the conference, brought us many talks about various topics, ranging from very technical to more practically oriented. These talks are so content-rich that our coverage of the user conference will require several consecutive articles.

aKademy day 1

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Tom Albers's blog: At least that should have been the topic for a lot of posts today. And because there seem to be an internet problem over there, I thought I steal this topic from the rainy Netherlands.

Experiences with the Oxygen Style

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apaku: I do like the working aspects of it, that is the tabbars, the hover-effect on the menubar. The Scrollbars look good, so it is on the right track IMHO. Still I’m a bit worried about its quality on older or not 100% supported hardware, so here’s what I’ve got when trying the oxygen style.

KDE 4 goes on show at aKademy

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computerworld: The annual technical conference for the open source KDE desktop project, known as aKademy, will have a special buzz this year as developers from around the world prepare the fourth-generation release which promises all the glitz of Windows Vista and Mac OS X.

KHTML and CSS 3

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/home/liquidat: Some days ago someone on slashdot mentioned that the next Opera version is going to pass all CSS 3 tests. While this is great news for Opera I wondered how well konqueror does on this tests.

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report 2007Q1 Now Available

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dot.kde.org: The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report is now available for Q1 2007, covering January, February and March 2007.

KDE’s default sound system is in the stone ages!

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Irfan’s /root: KDE’s default sound subsystems, aRts (Analog realtime synthesizer) has been part of KDE since ages. I really appreciate the quality of lots of software it comes with, however aRts is a real disappointment.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Edutainment

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Raiden's Realm: One of the lesser known benefits of KDE is the wide selection of educational tools that come included with it. These tools can be used to learn new skills, polish existing ones, or teach others through a variety of new and existing methods. So let's look at each of these and see what they have to offer you.

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