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[News] KDE 4.3 Development News and an Interview with Kubuntu Developer Jonathan Thomas

  • Subject: [News] KDE 4.3 Development News and an Interview with Kubuntu Developer Jonathan Thomas
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 23:46:58 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Systray finally in action

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| As Aaron noted, the client library for the new system tray specification has 
| finally landed in kdelibs, as "experimental" (i.e. it will probably still see 
| some refactoring for 4.4, assuring is as good as possible)  


KDE 4.3: First Widget for Social Desktop 

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| A widget has been included in KDE 4.3 as the first implementation of the 
| „Social Desktop“ which allows the user to view other KDE users in his or her 
| city or region.   


Planet gets boring on feature freeze

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| I’ve had a few busy days closing Lancelot bug reports. There is only one left 
| that is relevant for KDE 4.3, that is only one that is confirmed and not a 
| feature request.  


Interview with Kubuntu developer Jonathan Thomas

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| Once again kubuntu-de.org interviewed a developer. This time we talked with 
| Jonathan (JontheEchidna) Thomas. The Kubuntu developer and Ninja reported 
| about the development cycle of Kubuntu "Jaunty Jackalope", which has been 
| released today. Further he gave a little insight on "Karmic Koala", the 
| future release of Kubuntu, which is announced for this year's october.     



KDE 4.3 - early preview

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| Like it or not, KDE 4.3 will be a great leap forward in this environment’s
| development. I won’t hesitate to say, it will be a bigger one than KDE 4.1 to
| 4.2. Interestingly enough, my compilation of development snapshot worked
| stable and jerk-free - no major issues there.


wallpapers and other bobbles for 4.3

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| We have a number of new Plasma components lining up to make it into 4.3. Not
| least among them is a geolocation DataEngine, making it absolutely trivial
| for anything Plasma to get at the information either via a GPS device or by
| looking up the location of your network address if you are online. Along with
| a handful of new widgets, some I've already written about recently, we also
| have no less than six new wallpaper plugins that may make it into 4.3!


Air and KDE 4.3.

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| Air was the wallpaper we introduced in KDE 4.2, but that is just the
| beginning of something larger. Air is supposed to be different than what
| Oxygen is, something that tries to appeal to a user base looking for a
| more "sexy" experience than Oxygen (yeah I know you are out there :) ), but
| to still have the capability of merging nicely with what we have now.


Five Improvements For KDE 4.3

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| The new year has already brought us a nice treat in KDE 4.2. I found it to be
| a very solid desktop, yet with some issues that keep it from 100% perfection.
| I’m happy to say that 4.2 occupies all of the computers that I use, yet there
| are still some serious problems that remain. Last year I did an article
| similar to this one, detailing the things I feel would make the KDE desktop
| rise to a higher level of perfection, and now that KDE 4.2 is released, it’s
| time to do it again.


Straight from KDE 4.2.60 (KDE 4.3 trunk)

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| I guess this is everything for this week, as you can see KMail is pretty
| useful, easy to set up (if you use the first run wizard) and, with some
| tweaks here and there, you can get a impressively clean, uncluttered, yet,
| useful interface :-)

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