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[News] KDE Bling, New Release, Steven Pemberton Interview

  • Subject: [News] KDE Bling, New Release, Steven Pemberton Interview
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 00:58:14 +0000
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Quirky Wallpaper Series: KDE Edition

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| "plasma-wallpaper-starfield" is a desktop 
| background for KDEthat places an animated 
| starfield over your wallpaper.


KDE 4.3.3 Out Now: Clockwork

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| KDE 4.3.3 has a number of improvements that 
| will make your life just a little bit 
| better. Some of KWin's effects have been 
| smoothed and freed of visual glitches, JuK 
| should now be more stable, KDE PIM has seen 
| its share of improvements while in the back-
| rooms of KDE, the developers are working 
| hard on porting all applications to the new 
| Akonadi storage and cache. The changelog has 
| more, if not exhaustive, lists of the 
| improvements since KDE 4.3.2.


Walled Gardens, Semantic Data and the Open Web: an Interview with Steven Pemberton

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| Well, I use Ubuntu at home, and something 
| linux-y at work, I don't know what. I'm very 
| much a command line person, having used Unix 
| since version 6, somewhere in the 70s. And 
| in research I'm very much an infrastructure 
| guy. So I'm not well versed in the KDE and 
| Gnome world.



New Features For KDE 4.4 Desktop

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| KDE 4.4 is scheduled to be released in
| early February of 2010 as the six-month
| feature update to KDE4 and now its feature
| plan has surfaced. KDE 4.4 is poised to
| pickup a number of exciting new features
| along with various bug-fixes and other
| updates. Below is a list of some of the KDE
| 4.4 features that caught our attention.


device notifier work for 4.4

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| It was interesting to read Johan Thelin's blog entry on
| moving to KDE 4, particularly how much he likes the device
| notifier. I say this because that Plasma widget has been
| seeing a flurry of activity for KDE 4.4 so the timing was
| pretty neat.
| [...]
| You can grab the OGG file here or watch the screencast via
| blip.tv below (though it is inexplicably enlarged; very
| odd)...


Trying the netbook project made easy

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| So new features for 4.4 are that:
| 1: plasma style selection is moved from behind right
| click on desktop, to system settings where are icons,
| themes and colors?
| 2: The independent dashboard option is moved from
| plasma settings what is shown when user zooms out
| activies, to "Desktop" place on system settings?


So you want to know how important KDE 4 is?

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| Iâve followed and written about the development of
| the KDE 4.0 project on the old version of this blog.
| Until now however, Iâve never addressed the criticism
| that some sections of the Linux community have heaped
| on it. So Iâll just start with this post in the
| blogosphere that caught my eye.


How Important is KDE 4?

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| So, how important is KDE 4?  To the KDE project, it
| is absolutely crucial.  I hate to say it, but it
| looks as if KDE 4 has become KDEâs âVista.â   The KDE
| reputation has been tainted with a divided community,
| mediocre products, and a seeming lack of solid
| direction.  I can only hope KDE becomes stable at
| some point in the near future, perhaps by choosing to
| make their â4.5â release their stable release fit for
| refinement and development, much like with KDE 3.5.
| Perhaps creating that stable environment for people
| to improve upon could lead to the creation of a new,
| thriving community, one just as influential as the
| one when KDE 3.5 was around.  Otherwise, they may
| lose the market they have fought so hard to gain.


Plasma in KDE 4.4

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| Each release of Plasma over the 18 months since its debut release has marked
| an impressive step forward in its evolution. We are planning on making 4.4,
| our second anniversary release coming in January 2010, more of the same in
| that regard.

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