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KDE news: Kamion, Step, Phonon

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Kamion
The commit digest issue 44 had a note that Kamion, a user data migration tool, has been added to the SVN and is pretty far in development (already with a first GUI). Basically with Kamion we will be able to move user data from one computer to the other with an easy GUI.

Step
Another neat app I became (again) aware of is Step, an application for simulating simple physical processes.

Phonon
Troy Unrau, once again, posted an excellent article about a future KDE 4 technology. This time he wrote about the state of the art of Phonon. The Tenor: Phonon will make Multimedia easier for the user. As you can see there are different types of Audio...

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With the Sonnet library for KDE 4, developer Jacob Rideout hopes to reinvigorate the field of desktop linguistics by adding automatic language detection and other innovative features. Sonnet is to be for KDE 4 what KSpell 2 is for the current version of the K Desktop Environment, providing spellchecking facilities to applications as diverse as the Konqueror Web browser, Kopete instant messenger, and KWord office software. Unlike KSpell, however, it will also provide grammar checking, multilingual tools, and perhaps even translation, dictionary, and thesaurus functionality across all of KDE.

KDE 4's Sonnet will turbocharge language processing

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