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[News] KDE 4.4 Just 3 Months Away, Many Good Signs Appear

  • Subject: [News] KDE 4.4 Just 3 Months Away, Many Good Signs Appear
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 01:01:13 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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KDE 4.4 aims to take free desktop skyward

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| Networked applications and social 
| computing were high on the developers' 
| agenda for the newest version of this 
| highly-anticiapted open source desktop 
| environment.


Revisiting KDE 4

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| I think I am falling in love with the KDE 
| desktop again simply because it is the 
| power-userâs desktop. There are so many 
| controls and things to configure that I am 
| sure many KDE 4 desktops do not look 
| anything alike. The stability has improved 
| greatly and so has the software. I would 
| encourage anyone who is a KDE 4 skeptic to 
| give it a shot; it may just change your 
| perspective, just like it did mine. Good 
| work KDE team, keep it up!


Amarok Refreshed: Better, Stronger, Faster!

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| Even though it's a point release, the 
| latest Amarok comes with some major new 
| features and all the benefits of the 2.2.0 
| release. Dubbed "Weightless," the 2.2.1 
| release is full of bug fixes and polishing 
| from 2.2.0 release as well as improvements 
| to music management, podcasts, and the 
| ability to update Amarok scripts.


Keep your Linux system up to date with KPackageKit


KBlogger â Blog Authoring Desktop Client for Linux

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| Windows Live Writer is a well known blog 
| authoring desktop tool for windows, but if 
| you are a Linux user then go for KBlogger. 
| We had earlier discussed about using 
| Google Docs as a blog authoring tool which 
| can be used in Linux as well but if you 
| want to have a desktop application then 
| KBlogger will fulfill your requirement.



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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