KOffice 1.5 saw the addition of Kross, a framework to allow for scripting plugins in a number of languages. Krita and Kexi come with a number of plugins with more available for download at KDE-Files.org. To find out more about this intriguing technology and how it came about KDE Dot News interviewed the author Sebastian Sauer.
In no particular order, here are ten things I love about KDE. This list includes applications that run under KDE, so I’m including them here. So, KDE things and KDE apps.
About two weeks ago, several KDE developers gathered at FrOSCon, the Free and Open Source conference in St. Augustin near Bonn, Germany. Representatives of the KDE project gave two talks at the official conference programs, as well as two other talks that directly related to KDE.
"Trolltech announced the release of a technology preview of Qt 4.2 – the upcoming new version of its leading framework for high performance cross-platform application development – to its commercial and open source developer community for feedback.
The KDE4 build system is now centered around CMake. If you are a developer, CMake will be much easier to learn, handle and maintain than what you are used to so far.
In another event in the series of meetings leading to the KDE 4.0 release, the developers of the core libraries will meet in the Norwegian woods (this bird has flown) from July 1st to July 7th.
On June 5-7th the Korean version of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo series opened its doors for the first time in Seoul. The visitors could learn about various Asian distributions which use KDE including Haansoft.
After working on Flake for the last couple of weeks I refocussed on KWord earlier this week. KWord needs an amazing amount of refactors to get the best out of the new features both Qt4 and Flake provide, so this left me with a dilemma on where to start and how to approach this best.
How much do you really know about all of the various distributions that have KDE as their desktop default? Every couple of weeks, KDE Dot News will interview a distro maintainer to discuss the history of their distribution. We begin with we talk to Tomas Matejicek, the founder and maintainer of SLAX, a LiveCD based from Slackware.
The two major open-source desktops are Gnome and KDE. Although architecturally and visually very different, they do work together somewhat. Both have some superb features, and we are going to look at one such feature KDE offers.
KOffice is working on its future, one based on KDE4. KOffice is starting new initiatives with libraries like Flake and Pigment that are going to be used for all KOffice applications.
This year's KDE World Summit, aKademy 2006, is approaching fast. The website is now live. On behalf of the programme committee I have the pleasure to announce that we will accept presentation abstracts as of now.
Also: People Behind KDE: Gilles Caulier
The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.3, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. Unusually for a maintenance release, new features were implemented.
KDE 3.5.3 was tagged approximately a week ago and some developers have uploaded binaries onto mirrors. Not announced yet, kde 3.5.3 is primarily a maintenance release.
With commit 546830, KDE says good-bye to one of its longest friends: DCOP. The technology has served us well for 6 years, we now say hello to DCOP's younger brother: D-BUS.
Though it was still rainy here at the Annahoeve in the Netherlands, the KDE 4 multimedia meeting was definately up to speed. This article will report on the progress the hackers made yesterday, including the "why" and "what" of redesigning and speeding up amaroK, work on the KIO slaves and Phonon.
In the rainy Netherlands, eighteen KDE hackers have been working in the Annahoeve on Multimedia for the fourth incarnation of KDE. This report outlines the meeting topics, and the results of interesting presentations and explains how KDE developers outbid each others marshmallow records.
KDE is happy to announce the selection of 24 student applications for the Google Summer of Code 2006. This year, Google received a total of 6400 applications worldwide spread across 102 different Open Source organisations.
Forty days after the release of KOffice 1.5.0, the KOffice team released v1.5.1 of the Linux desktop office suite May 22. The project team described it as "mainly a bugfix release... and translations update."
The KDE e.V.'s first Quarterly Report for 2006 has been published. Those reports are used by the KDE e.V. to report its activities to the public.