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KDE to be Present at LUGRadio Live 2007

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dot.kde.org: KDE will be exhibiting at LUGRadio Live 2007 which is back in Wolverhampton, England on July 7th and 8th. LUGRadio Live overlaps with the end of Akademy in Glasgow so you may want to stop by on your way home.

KControl hacking

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Free as in free speech: We all know KControl needs love. I have been hacking on it today for a few hours. What I have right now is what you can see at the screenshot. I plan to add on-hover-items information, so when you hover an item, some information is shown about that item, somewhere.

The Road to KDE 4: Konsole Gets an Overhaul

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dot.kde.org: Konsole has been a staple of KDE since KDE 2.0, as has been showing signs of a little bit of clutter and wear. So, Robert Knight has stepped in to clean up the program's code, and more than anything else, fix a cluttered and difficult interface.

KDE 3.5.7 Released!

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kde.org: The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.7, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

Also: KDE 3.5.7 Improves PIM and More

Munich's KDE Desktops Usability Certified

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dot.kde.org: Munich's KDE distribution LiMux has been certified to meet the international usability standard ISO 9241. The use of KDE 3 as an "effective, efficient and satisfactory" working environment is named as a decisive factor for passing the certification.

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 8 - Security & Privacy

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Raiden's Realm: Today's section, part 8 of our series on the KDE Control Center, is a very important section because it involves both your system security and your privacy. These are two things that even the most novice user should be well aware of and should take great care in observing, managing and maintaining these on their computer.

KMail, KNode and Mailody now share settings.

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Tom Albers's blog: Sometime ago Volker Krause extracted the mail sending part from KMail and put it in a separate library. Last night Volker changed KMail to also use MailTransport. So now KMail, Mailody and KNode are all using MailTransport. That means that when you add or change a smtp-server in Mailody, it is also available in KMail and KNode.

KDE Commit-Digest for 20th May 2007

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dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: User-visible functionality added in Plasma. Support for animated SVG images in SuperKaramba. Kanagram becomes the latest application to adopt a scalable, SVG-based interface. Initial code imported, as a statement of intention, to support interaction with Exchange servers and the Akonadi PIM data store.

The HIG Hunting Season Continues

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dot.kde.org: The HIG Hunting Season for KDE 4 continues. This week we focus is on the written word with a new checklist on text and fonts. Are you impatiently waiting for KDE 4? Would you like to help KDE make this release a full success? Then get involved!

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Graphics

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Raiden's Realm: One of the greater benefits I've found while using KDE is the wide range of applications that come bundled with it. While some would call that bloat, I call it a benefit. But one of the disadvantages of having so many included applications is that sometimes some really good programs get lost in the shuffle or forgotten about. These are what I call the "Lesser Apps of KDE".

People Behind KDE: Troy Unrau

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behindkde.org: For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to North America for the first time this series to talk to an IRC veteran and the author of ground-shaking, in-depth promotional articles on the interesting road towards KDE 4 - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Troy Unrau.

A KDE hack: Faster mail searches in kmail, using mairix

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HowTos

Lateral Opinion: Kmail searches slowly. I have been a kmail user for a couple of years, since I settled in my own home office with my own computer. However, it annoys me that it takes sooooo long to find a message in my mailstore. Enter mairix.

Understanding the KDE Taskbar

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Raiden's Realm: The KDE taskbar is an integral part of the KDE window manager and an integrated tool that will give you access to a wide variety of things that will make your experience in KDE so much easier. So let's look at the taskbar and go over each part of it.

KDE tip - speed up KDE launch time

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HowTos

FOSSwire: Here’s a really simple but very effective tip for speeding up the time it takes for KDE to start up.

Also: Sharp Fonts On A KDE Desktop

KOffice ODF Sprint Report

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dot.kde.org; The two days of the KOffice ODF sprint were very productive. Most time was spent on group discussions, and designing specific parts of KOffice in smaller groups. Of course, code was written as well, and for an overview of what happened, read on!

The KDE 3.5 Control Center - Part 7 - Regional and Accessibility

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Raiden's Realm: Welcome to part 7 of our series on the KDE 3.5 Control Center. Today we'll be covering the "Regional and Accessibility" section. This section serves two basic purposes that are useful for everyone using KDE on a regular basis.

KDE Commit-Digest for 13th May 2007

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dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The KOffice ODF weekend sprint takes place in Berlin. KTuberling, the much-loved "potato man" game, is saved for inclusion in kdegames for KDE 4, with the start of porting to SVG and other general improvements. Rewrite of KPoker replaces the previous implementation. Xinerama improvements in the KWin window manager.

Also: KDE 4: systemsettings and general configuration

KOffice ODF Sprint Kickoff

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dot.kde.org: The day before the real start of the KOffice meeting in Berlin, most developers had already arrived. After checking in and having dinner, they started hacking away at the KDAB office. Read on to learn about how this went and the plans the developers have for KOffice 2 and the coming weekend!

KDE 4.0-alpha1: still a proof of concept

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Reviews

Beranger: I do not intend to be rude and inconsiderate for the hard work of an entire team, but if KDE 4.0 will release end-October, it will be a big stain on the image of the KDE project. The current 3.90.1 is still what I would call "a proof of concept", for not saying it's a joke.

KDE 4.0-alpha1 Released: "Knut"

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dot.kde.org: The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first alpha release of the KDE Desktop Environment, version 4.0. This release is a basis for the integration of powerful new technologies that will be included in KDE 4.

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