FEB
5
2008

KDE 4.0.1, openSUSE Live CD, New KDE Repository Layout

The openSUSE News story has the same title and I don't want to repeat everything here, just add some bits:

The new KDE Four Live CD will hopefully work also on some computers whose broken BIOS had problems finding the boot code in certain sectors before.

JAN
21
2008

Kepas - KDE Easy Publish and Share

Congratulations to Tom Patzig, currently serving in the openSUSE KDE Team, for the first release of Kepas: "Kepas is a KDE4 file transfer tool. It discovers your local LAN for buddies (KDNSSD) and lets you transfer files or Klipper entries from a tray icon or via drag'n'drop with the Kepas plasmoid." Please give him much feedback what to improve until 1.0! :-)

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JAN
18
2008

Thanks Again Trolltech!

As announced just minutes ago at the KDE 4.0 Release Event, Trolltech’s Qt to be licensed under the GPL v3 - both Qt3 and Qt4. Thanks Trolltech, this saves the distributors and everyone quite some license compatibility mess headaches. :-)

JAN
16
2008

Lenovo Preloads with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

The Lenovo Thinkpads with SLED 10 SP1 preloaded start to ship these days. Not yet available via web today you can already order the first 6 configurations (R61/T61 with 14.1" screens) via phone in the US. The availability in other countries can differ a bit, eg the R61 is said to start shipping in Germany on 22th January.

JAN
12
2008

The KDE 4[ 1.].0.0 Release

KDE 4.0 was released yesterday and of course openSUSE complimented with packages for openSUSE 10.2, 10.3 & Factory and the version 1.0 of KDE Four Live CD.

JAN
5
2008

How to Browse openSUSE's Source Packages

This works for a long time but I don't think that it's widely known: you can browse/view/download all the latest patches of openSUSE development in the openSUSE Build Service Factory project (yes, you have to login). That's more comfortable, comprehensive (3000+ source packages) and up-to-date (real-time) than me dumping our KDE patches once every release somewhere. :-)

JAN
5
2008

KDE Four Live 0.9

This new version of KDE Four Live shows the changes done during the holiday season until new year. Compared to the final 4.0 release it misses some days of bugfixing and the final Oxygen artwork (new sounds and wallpapers, icon updates). In preparation for the release this CD contains only applications/modules which will be part of the KDE 4.0 release (so eg no KDEPIM, KOffice, Amarok, Quanta and extra plasmoids).

JAN
1
2008

KDE 4.0 Reviewer Reminders

Before everyone starts to spread his opinion about KDE 4.0 let me spread some reminders:

DEC
23
2007

A Nice Christmas Gift by Canonical?

The week saw this Kubuntu announcement being posted which mixes two news, reasons the one with the other and left some users imo rather confused as shown by this user comment: "IMHO this is a nice present by the Kubuntu Community and Canonical to the KDE Community". So what was announced?

DEC
15
2007

More openSUSE News Statistics: Konqueror Most Popular

After my previous blog about openSUSE News numbers I became curious and installed StatPress. Of course the site is mostly visited by SUSE Linux users (~53%), followed by just under 30% MS Windows users (XP outnumbers Vista by factor 7). But the positive surprise is that 40.4% use Konqueror to visit the site beating all Firefox versions by 0.3% (Internet Explorer 6+7 sum up to 12%). An outstanding number: 96% of the visitors use Google as their search engine.

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