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[News] K Desktop Environment Has Summit, GNOME Has New Journal, Other Desktop Options Debated

  • Subject: [News] K Desktop Environment Has Summit, GNOME Has New Journal, Other Desktop Options Debated
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:22:06 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Third Plasma Summit Lifts KDE Desktop To Higher Grounds

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| Plasmate is the working name for a new Plasma-addon development application. 
| It provides a workflow-oriented tool to make it easy to create Plasma 
| components such as widgets. By providing this kind of tool on top of 
| scripting languages that can be used to create Plasma components, the plasma 
| team aims to open development of Plasma add-ons to a much wider audience. 
| Plasmate specifically targets programmers and designers that are currently 
| focusing on web technologies. This way, JavaScript (or rather its ISO-
| standardized version ECMA) becomes a first-class citizen to develop Plasma 
| components that can be shared across the network, for example using the new 
| remote widget support or web services such as Get Hot New Stuff, the 
| application-store functionality integrated into many KDE applications.


GNOME Journal Issue 16 Released!

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|    * Putting the Network back into G(N)OME - An Interview with John Palmieri
|    * Writing Open Source Conference
|    * Behind the Scenes with Lucas Rocha


Openbox: A fun and lightweight window manager

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| I am always on the lookout for a new way of doing things when it comes to 
| personal computing, and one of the best ways to do so is to experiment with 
| different window managers for Linux.


The Command Line Is Not Always Better

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| I started learning computers back when DOS was all that was available to me, 
| so I was comfortable with the command line. When Windows 95 was released my 
| command line usage dropped considerably because there simply wasn't the 
| "need" for it that there once was. I've gone from using the command line all 
| the time to using it very seldom because GUI's were getting better and 
| becoming more wide spread.
| [...]
| Linux has come a long way and, if we are to see it take over the desktop, we 
| need to avoid "pushing" the command line when a GUI will serve the same 
| purpose. We also need to teach new users a method which works best for them 
| instead of forcing a method which works best for us.



KMail Marrying Plasma.

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| I've created a screencast showing this.



Hero of today

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| But it doesn't cut it right now. Because I just had a good look at KMail and
| the work done by Szymon Stefanek during his Google summer of code project. He
| just catapulted KMail into this century ;-)

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