NOV
11
2005

klik://usage

klik User's FAQ continued. Today the "Usage" section:

Usage

Q: Where does klik store the newly installed applications?
A: All applications are stored on your desktop. In the file system, this is the directory $HOME/Desktop.

Q: Why does it put all downloaded .cmgs onto the Desktop?
A: This is to make it more easy and more obvious to users where the new klik application ended up.

NOV
8
2005

klik://scope

klik User's FAQ work continued. Today "Scope" section. The IT and Linux press is slowly becoming aware of klik. They visit us in #klik, ask questions, write us e-mails, want interviews, request articles, publish articles themselves. Like the nice one that is currently on Linux.com (even picked up by OSnews). -- Today's local preview:

Scope

NOV
7
2005

klik User's FAQ: "Installation" and "File Format" chapters

Work on the klik User's FAQ continued. This morning I completed the "Installation" section. This evening followed the "File Format" one. The plan to add at least one new section each day during the next two weeks so far is met. It will be hard to stay on target, because lots of distractions are scheduled already, and multiple days where I'm not sure to be able to be online. -- Today's local preview:

Installation

NOV
7
2005

klik://amarok-svn-nightly

Bonus not-FAQ:

Q: What is the cool klik-ification of the week??

NOV
6
2005

klik User's FAQ online now

I'm working on getting the klik User's FAQ complete. The plan is to add at least one new section each day during the next two weeks. Today, I completed "Basics" and put it up together with probono's "Which are the supported operating systems?" -- So here is the local preview:

Basics

Q: What do I need to use klik?
A: A Linux distribution with the klik client installed.

NOV
5
2005

Intel Push For Desktop Linux... In China, With 'The Farmer PC'

Guess what I regard as the most important story around The Internet today?

Right. It is the one that raises crucial questions about the future of the Linux desktop platform in general. A platform, which will be used as personal computing systems by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, within a few years.

OCT
29
2005

Kernel 2.6.14 with FUSE Support -- Big Bonus for klik

Kernel 2.6.14, released 2 days ago, has an few important new feature, that will is welcomed by all klik developers with big expectation: FUSE support (Filesystem in User SpacE)

Currently, klik needs entries like these in /etc/fstab:

OCT
23
2005

klik recipe maintainers wanted

One other improvement was introduced by probono yesterday: the beginning of a recipe maintainer interface on the klik web server.

klik started out to provide a means to install additional software packages into Linux system running from a Live CD (Knoppix, Kanotix). It is now extending its reach, to make its compelling ideas available to more users, on more distros, and also to developers.

OCT
23
2005

klik recipe: ingredient listing now saved inside the .cmg

One of the improvements to klik that has taken substance over the weekend is this:

OCT
23
2005

klik server: delivery of "recipes", not of pre-build .cmgs

This weekend saw some more progress in klik development. Before I write about the details involved, let me first re-iterate some very simple facts about how klik works. I think it is required, given some of the emails I received, and some of the questions asked in IRC.

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