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[News] New KDE Interview and "Transblurency"

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Interview with Thiago Macieira

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| Hello, my name is Thiago Macieira, 
| Brazilian, 28 and Iâm currently living in 
| Oslo, Norway. I graduated with a double 
| degree in Engineering in 2004 and I am also 
| holding an MBA. I am now working for Qt 
| Development Frameworks in Nokia and still 
| somewhat involved in KDE activities (but 
| not as much as I used to be).
| When did you first hear about KDE?
| Oh, sometime in 1998 or 1999. I donât 
| remember exactly. I remember being on IRC 
| somewhere and someone pointed me to 
| www.kde.org, which had that picture of a 
| computer and was asking if Unix was ready 
| for the desktop. I remember thinking, 
| âyeah, right, this project will never be 
| successfulâ.


Delicious Transblurency [1]

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| The âfocusâ word has many meanings, ranging 
| from the optical concept of âgood 
| convergence of light rays generated by an 
| objectâ to the cognitive process of 
| directing the attention to a particular 
| target while ignoring other targets.
| Now the interesting part: this concept can 
| be used in computers too, especially in 
| user interfaces, to direct the user to 
| relevant information or to help him through 
| a step-by-step process. How to do that? 
| Since every image you see on screen is âon 
| focusâ by default, you can easily unfocus 
| unuseful information.



4.5 updates so far

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| Iâm not going to make a detailed post, just a
| screen-shot based overview of the new features
| you can expect in KDE 4.5.


KDE 4.5 Release Schedule Ready

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| Last week we finished the KDE 4.5 release
| schedule. The good news is that you can
| start organising your release party now,
| the expected date for KDE 4.5.0 is August
| 4th 2010.


Five Improvements for KDE 4.5 (Part 2)

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| In my opinion, the KDE4 desktop is the most
| revolutionary piece of Linux software since
| the Linux kernel itself, and I appreciate how
| it strives to challenge old desktop paradigms
| and introduce new ones.


Five Improvements for KDE 4.5 (Part 1)

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| 4.) Easier Theme Installation
| Another issue I had with KDE (even with the
| KDE3.x series) is that themes are so easy to
| install in GNOME, but a pain in KDE. While
| installing new themes is still easiest to do
| in GNOME (download, drag, and drop) KDE SC 4.4
| has made strides in this area, finally. It can
| only get better from here.
| [...]
| So, there you have it. Those are
| features/changes I wished for during previous
| KDE releases that have all materialized into
| reality. With such progress, itâs clear that
| KDE is moving at the speed of light, and I
| predict KDE SC 4.5 will be the height of the
| KDE4 series. What am I hoping for in that
| release? Stay tuned next week to find out, and
| be ready to share your ideas so we can help
| make KDE the best it can be.

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