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[News] KDE Software Compilation 4.4.3 is Officially Released (and Why You Need Nepomuk)

  • Subject: [News] KDE Software Compilation 4.4.3 is Officially Released (and Why You Need Nepomuk)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 10:48:29 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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KDE Software Compilation 4.4.3 Released: Codename "cuality"

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| KDE Community Ships Third Translation and 
| Service Release of the 4.4 Free Desktop, 
| Containing Numerous Bugfixes and 
| Translation Updates 


i don't need no stinking nepomuk .. right? 

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| Nepomuk is being used more and more to 
| track, coordinate / orchestrate and index 
| non-"files on my disk" data. Let's take two 
| examples: Akonadi and the Plasma Desktop.
| Akonadi is using it to provide search for 
| email, contacts, events, etc. which is one 
| step away from the "file indexing" idea. 
| Instead of building its own search database 
| (and all the overhead that implies), 
| Akonadi is able to lean on Nepomuk for that 
| and, as a bonus, be able to not only index 
| but map the correlations between those sets 
| of data which, as a human being, we'd 
| expect to be there and have at our 
| fingertips.
| The Plasma Desktop is going even further 
| with Activities. We now have the ability to 
| store, retrieve and mark as "active" which 
| desktop activity you are working on. There 
| is no file anywhere that maps to this. KWin 
| will be gaining the ability to map windows 
| to these activities, and any other 
| application (KDE or not!) can also choose 
| to map internal data and settings to 
| activities and take appropriate action when 
| the Activity context changes. The mechanism 
| that ties this together? Nepomuk. Since 
| we're using Nepomuk, we get the ability to 
| tie documents and other URL based locations 
| together with Activities as well .. for 
| free.



KDE 4.4 Kreeps Kloser to Komplete

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| This release also includes a whole slew of
| new widgets for KDE. This includes a
| "Webslice" plasmoid to display a part of a
| Webpage, a spellcheck widget, an on-screen
| keyboard, and a blackboard widget that
| allows users to paint with the mouse or
| even multitouch devices "on platforms that
| support them." KDE inherited multitouch
| support from Qt4.6, and could make KDE a
| contender on mobile devices and tablets.


KDE Developers to Release RC3 for 4.4

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| Toma Albers, one of the KDE Developers sent
| out a note today that there will be an RC3
| release for KDE 4.4, prior to the final
| release scheduled February 9th.


What We Did Last Summer (And the Rest of 2009) â A Look Back Onto the
Nepomuk Development Year With an Obscenely Long Title

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| Querying data in Nepomuk pre-KDE-4.4 could
| be done in one of two ways: 1. Use the very
| limited capabilities of the ResourceManager
| to list resources with certain properties
| or of a certain type; or 2. Write your own
| SPARQL query using ugly QString::arg
| replacements.
| With the introduction of Virtuoso and its
| awesome power we can now do pretty much
| everything in one query. This allowed me to
| finally create a query API for KDE:
| Nepomuk::Query::Query and friends. I wonât
| go into much detail here since I did that
| before.


KDE SC 4.4 branched, trunk reopens

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| So tonight, release-team-hero Dirk has
| branched off KDE SC 4.4 from trunk. Let
| quickly explain what this means. Trunk/ is
| a directory in KDEâs SVN repository, the
| central place holding where all the code
| from different contributors spread across
| our planet comes together. In a big team
| like KDE, we need some coordination to be
| actually able to release our software
| packages once in a while. Since the release
| of KDE 4.0.0, a typical KDE release cycle
| takes 6 months. Roughly 4 months of
| development, followed by about 2 months of
| stabilization and testing towards a
| release. In the stabilization period, which
| starts with the feature and string freeze,
| only bugfixes and code improvements are
| allowed. This is also the period where we
| release regular test releases, in our case
| a beta1, right after the feature freeze,
| and a second beta (happened shortly before
| christmas). The next test release is coming
| soon, which is -rc1.

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