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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma progress, with new Plasmoids: Browser, Notes, 3D Earth Model, Twitter, Desktop, and Tiger (scripting example), and the development of a mouse cursor data engine. Bug fixing spree in TagLib, K3b, and the Kopete Cryptography plugin. Support for encrypted storage devices in Solid, with better integration of device support in Amarok. Further integration of Plasma in Amarok.
Work on making Konsole follow KDE settings more strictly. Much work on revamping Ark for KDE 4. Various functionality improvements in Umbrello. The start of a new version of the Smoke bindings access mechanism, Smoke2. Continued work in kdegames, with the import of KBlocks, a Tetris-like replacement for KSirtet.
Rewrite of search-and-replace in Kate. Import of the Kubelka-Munk mixing algorithm, with a restoration of the MetaData framework in Krita. Work to enable networked document collaboration imported in KOffice. GetHotNewStuff experimentally reactivated in okular. A rewrite of the global shortcuts system added to KDE SVN. Pixmap Cache Summer of Code project merged into kdelibs, in time for KDE 4.0. KBoard, renamed Tagua, is removed from KDE SVN to continue in an external code repository.