DEC
7
2008

openSUSE Build Service KDE:KDE4:* Repository Changes

openSUSE 11.1 will reach Goldmaster status within the next days which also means that things move around in the KDE:KDE4 Build Service repositories:

DEC
6
2008

openSUSE Lizards: Creating Custom Feeds

This is likely interesting for more openSUSE Members blogging on lizards.opensuse.org: Yesterday Klaas asked me if he could make only his posts to the KDE category appear on Planet KDE. A short digging showed that WordPress allows to create custom feeds.

NOV
22
2008

openSUSE 11.1: Updates via PackageKit and PolicyKit

For openSUSE 11.1 the KDE Updater Applet will switch from the zypp backend to its PackageKit backend by default. Authorization is done via PolicyKit-kde:

NOV
16
2008

openSUSE 11.1: Introduction to KDE4

Another small idea we realized for openSUSE 11.1 is a link in the first-login greeter to a "Introduction to KDE4" page.

NOV
14
2008

openSUSE 11.1: Power Management

Another bit for the upcoming openSUSE 11.1 KDE4 desktop is power management: KPowersave has not been ported to KDE4. Powerdevil, which will be part of KDE 4.2, comes to our rescue. Together with a backport of the battery plasmoid popup from KDE 4.2 SVN as in yesterday's released openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5 we get a good power management solution. The backport only uses QWidgets so that we are not forced to backport all the latest Plasma 4.2 widgets etc.:

NOV
10
2008

openSUSE 11.1: Three Plasmoids More

openSUSE 11.1 will include (besides the to be expected plasmoids from kdebase4-workspace and kde4-plasma-addons) three more plasmoids to be closer to KDE 3.5 functionality: Quick Access, Quick Launcher and Keyboard Status Applet:

And many more plasmoids are available from the KDE:KDE4:Community openSUSE Build Service repository thanks to the openSUSE KDE Team. :-)

NOV
9
2008

KDE Four Live 1.1.72

KDE 4.2 is approaching its first Beta release and it has been a while so here is a new KDE Four Live release with KDE 4.1.72 snapshot SUSE packages from the KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop repository.

NOV
2
2008

openSUSE 11.1: Plasma Desktop Toolbox

Discussions about the usefulness of the Plasma desktop toolbox arise regularly. Usually it focus on the "Zoom Out"/Activities feature which as also Plasma developers admit is not as far implemented and nicely integrated as of KDE 4.1 as everyone wants it to be. If one removes (maybe even irreversible) the "Zoom Out" button, nothing is left in the desktop toolbox which is not also available in the panel/desktop context menus. So why not make it optional completely? For openSUSE 11.0 we offered that as a hidden option.

OCT
30
2008

Less Than 50 Days to openSUSE 11.1

No blog for over a month as everyone is busy with openSUSE 11.1. The release countdown counter got kicked off too again. What will openSUSE 11.1 bring? In short the best shipped KDE desktop yet (KDE 4.1.3 with many backports and patches, no KDE3 or even Gtk+ apps running by default, Will is heavily busy with NetworkManager-kde4 plasmoid) as well all other latest and greatest versions (like OpenOffice.org 3.0 and Gimp 2.6).

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