More than three years after it was last seen in the KOffice 1.6 release Kexi, a Microsoft Access-like data manager, makes a return with the release of KOffice 2.2.0 release.
The KDE community has released a second beta for its upcoming 4.3 release. The beta release includes a number of new features including the integration of new technologies such as PolicyKit and Geolocation services.
The KDE community today announced the release of KDE 4.2.4, the latest in the group’s monthly maintenance releases. KDE 4.2.4 is the last release planned for the KDE 4.2 series, which will be followed up by KDE 4.3 at the end of July, six months after KDE 4.2 was released.
The KDE community this week released version 4.2.3 of the popular desktop environment as part of its regular monthly update release cycle. Major fixes included in this release include a fix for online IMAP filtering in KMail, improvements in KMail’s system tray icon which automatically updates mail status, and many bugfixes and improvements in the KHTML rendering engine. The release announcement and changelog are available on the KDE website. [More…]
OpenOffice.org 3.1 was released this week with a number of new features and improvements. Most noticeable will be the improved screen appearance which has boosted anti-aliasing support so that graphics appear sharper throughout the office suite. The new release also improves screen dragging. When dragging an object in a drawing across the screen, OpenOffice.org now shows a shadow of the object, rather than just a dotted outline, which ought to make it easier to place images accurately in complicated drawings. Other improvements include better file locking and the ability to user “over-lining” in addition to underlining.
KDE ships 4.2.2 update: The KDE community today released Cano, otherwise known as KDE 4.2.2. Cano is another monthly update from the KDE team and is a maintenance and bugfix release. Among the changes in this release are stability improvements in KRunner, improvements in KMail performance and bug fixes in KHTML.
Intel hands over Moblin: In a bid to grow community participation in the development of its Linux-based mobile platform, Intel has invited the Linux Foundation to take over the hosting and co-ordination of Moblin. The mobile platform was launched in 2007 to fill a gap in the OS market for mobile internet devices and has evolved over time to include embedded devices, in-car systems and netbooks.
Time to kill off FAT, says Zemlin: The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin says that it’s time developers went on a diet and removed FAT from their projects. Responding to the recent patent settlement between Microsoft and TomTom, Zemlin say that Microsoft “does not appear to be a leopard capable of changing its spots,” and that it’s time that open source projects removed the FAT filesystem from their projects.
With week 10 firmly behind us it’s time for a short review of the week that was. It was a week that started off slowly with free software magazine news and downloads but picked up pace as it headed for the weekend. By the end of the week OpenSuse had named its future releases, announced a new release schedule, we had a new free software microblogging platform and Firefox had not only added a new beta for Firefox 3.1 but had decided to rename it 3.5.
The KDE 4 interface has been surrounded by controversy and criticism for most of its brief life. And even now, as it becomes the default interface for a number of distributions and version 4.2 just days away from launch there are many users that still hanker for the stability and functionality of KDE 3.5. Which […]
The KDE community has announced the release candidate for KDE 4.2 as well as bugfix update for KDE 4.1.
The KDE community yesterday released version 4.1.3 of its desktop environment, codenamed “Change”.
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says that the old file and folder metaphor for desktop PCs is undergoing a revolution and he wants free software to lead the way.keep looking »