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It's party time. Today we celebrate the tenth birthday of KDE. It all started with the famous post by Matthias Ettrich on October 14th 1996 calling for programmers to create a piece of free software he called KDE. I digged up the oldest screenshot of a program I worked on that I could find, a KOrganizer version from 1998, this was just before KDE 1.0.
On tonight's People Behind KDE we present a coder who has been the driving force behind not only the premier free software database client, Kexi, but also single handedly ported kdelibs to win32. Find out how he achieved such feats of development hights while still breading a heard of crickets for his chameleon in our interview with Jaroslaw Staniek.
The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.5, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.
KDE will ship the 5th maintenance update to KDE 3.5 next week. This release includes a bunch of bug fixes, improved language support, a new version of kopete and tons more.
KDE is going to celebrate its 10th anniversary. On 14th October 1996, Matthias Ettrich announced the beginning of a project which is now one of the biggest and most exciting open source projects. To celebrate this event we'd like to invite you to our little birthday party on Friday, October 13th, 2006. Matthias Ettrich and Mark Shuttleworth will be keynote speakers.
Open source software developers, joined by Intel and IBM technical staff, exchange knowledge and plan ODF supporting projects; OpenDocument Developer Kit proposed.
The KPhotoAlbum splash screen contest ended today, and a winner has been found, namely Jaroslav Holan's submission. Congratulation and thanks for all the nice splash screen submitted.
Thanks to a comment by I became aware of the development of the future KDE 4 menu: codename “Raptor”. Ratpor will be a plasmoid, a Plasma widget, and therefore building upon newest KDE 4 technology.
Also: kde.org redesigned
Akregator is a RSS feed aggregator for K Desktop Environment. Feed aggregators provide a convenient way to browse different kinds of content, including news, blogs and other content from online sites. Instead of checking all of you favorite web sites manually for updates, Akregator collects the content for you.
Last Wednesday the KDE regional groups Birds of a Feather session took place at Akademy 2006, Dublin. The focus of this BoF session was to share experiences that regional KDE-groups have had in building a community. A regional group is generally country based, e.g. KDE-IT for Italy and KDE-NL for Netherlands.
This week the People Behind KDE series is featuring Philip Rodrigues. He mostly is active as a documentation contributor, but he also does user support and some coding. Enjoy the interview with tonight's star.
The KDE contributors conference part of Akademy 2006 in Dublin kicked off Saturday morning bright and early, much to the dismay of those who had been out late the evening before at the registration desk, conveniently located in a pub.
Day Two of Akademy 2006 and the speakers conference was brought to a close with the Akademy Awards Ceremony. And the Winners are: Boudewijn Rempt, Alexander Neundorf, and Laurent Montel.
After I wrote a bit about AIGLX and new NVIDIAS drivers I realized that it is not entirely clear what will happen with KDE in this case. But there are some news in this field at least: in this weeks commit digest there were some changes listed which make KDE able to use compiz as a window manager officially
aKademy 2006 has been kicked off at the Trinity College in Dublin. The first two days consist of the contributors conference with a fully packed programme of presentations on aspects such as the community, KDE 4, cross-desktop collaboration and KDE & the Free Desktop in Asian countries.