The beginning of this year in KDE was marked with the tagging and release of KDE 4.0, followed up by the release event in Mountain View. KDE 4.0 has marked for the KDE community a stable base to build a kick-ass desktop and applications on. Over the past year, we see this effort paying off. Applications such as Dolphin, Gwenview and Okular are mature tools, powerful and userfriendly at the same time, speaking for the KDE4. With KDEnlive and Amarok 2.0 as their first KDE4 version, we see the more complex applications coming up. On the workspace side, new UI technology has matured, KWin's compositing and Plasma give you a very smooth ride as well. The development platform is paying off, it proves to be a very extensible and future-proof platform, more and more applications are becoming available on Windows and Mac, KDE on OpenSolaris is getting closer to inclusion in the distribution, and we've seen KDE already available on FreeBSD. New applications written in Python have entered KDE, and scripting support for many applications is becoming available as well, in the form of services in Amarok and scripted Plasmoids for example. The development platform appeals to be very attractive to new developers as well. At the end of 2008, we'll have welcomed 300 new developers in the project. The current activity in terms of commits to the KDE's SVN, the ongoing bug frenzy and general polishing of KDE4 desktop and apps is amazing. On the organisational side, this growth in the KDE community and the increased attention from both users and the wider Free Software community, has been balanced out by the launch of the KDE Forum and UserBase to improve communication across a wider community. The formation of the Community Working Group has worked out very well and has come far in smoothening out how we work together. The wide acceptance of the Code of Conduct is another successful chapter in improving the collaboration. The opening of the KDE e.V. office in Frankfurt and employment of Claudia has been an important step, and are leading to a smoother functioning organisation in many ways. In 2008, many developer meetings have been supported both financially and organisationally and two larger conferences have been held in Mountain View and Mechelen, which scored the record number of attendees. So what's up next year? Personally, I'm hoping, actually being confident that in 2009 we see the rise of new technologies such as Akonadi, Decibel, integrated desktop search and the semantic desktop. I'm looking forward to seeing KOffice2 becoming available and maturing. Higher level concepts such as the Social Desktop will start to be integrated, and a wide variety of new and existing applications will make their way onto everyone's desktops and mobile devices. More imminent, there will be the second KDE conference in the Americas on Jamaica in January, and a smashing Akademy during the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit in July. It's been a smashing year, and we're not even done yet.
24.07.2008 Re: Strigi Loaded Submitted by oever on Thu, 07/24/2008 - 07:49. KDE General Sebastian is apologizing to me for writing code.28.04.2008 VMware Workstation Wins JOLT Product Excellence Award and Is Inducted Into “Hall of Fame” The “Oscars of Software Development Industry” Names VMware Workstation to Its Hall of Fame and Recognizes Workstation in the Utilities Category. PALO ALTO, Calif., April 28, 2008 – VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, has announced that VMware Workstation has been named to the JOLT Hall of Fame and has won the JOLT Product Excellence Award in the highly competitive “utilities” category. The winners were announced at the 18th annual JOLT Awards Ceremony held at the Software Development West 2008 Conference and Expo. The induction into t...30.04.2008 The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 LTS The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 LTS Version 1.0 Author: Falko Timme Last edited 04/26/2008 This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 8.04 LTS desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows ... 29.04.2008 Puffy and the Crytonauts: What's New in OpenBSD 4.3 29.04.2008 Вышел VegaStrike 0.5.0 stable 27.04.2008 вышел стабильный релиз космического симулятора VegaStrike 0.5.0. Vega Strike - это Open Source 3D OpenGL Action-Space-Sim, подобно старой доброй Элите. В игре можно заниматься торговлей, пиратством, охотой на пиратов, исследованием вселенной. В новой версии улучшена графика, физика, автопилот, навигация, добавлены новые типы кораблей, оружия... В целом приятнее (мое ИМХО) :) Игра выпущена для платформ: Windows, Linux-32, Linux-64, Mac Intel, Mac PPC. По словам разработчиков, мультиплеер и ММО пока не реализованы, но над этим активно работают. Домашняя страница: http://vegastrike.sou...30.04.2008 Puffy and the Cryptonauts: What's New in OpenBSD 4.3 Another release of OpenBSD is imminent, which can mean only one thing... Federico Biancuzzi must be out with his virtual microphone interviewing all the major players to put together a roundup of what's new and interesting in OpenBSD 4.3. Read how a nasty little bug in DHCP was caught and fixed, and all the new features you can expect on May 1st.21.11.2016 Zorin OS 12 — крупнейший релиз в истории Linux-дистрибутива, похожего на Windows В пятницу авторы Linux-дистрибутива Zorin OS анонсировали выпуск Zorin OS 12 Core и Ultimate, названный самым крупным релизом в истории проекта. Проект Zorin OS стартовал в 2008 году с целью «привнести самую продвинутую технологию [Linux] в руки каждого». Для этого разработчики предлагают пользователям максимально простой в работе (и похожий на Windows) интерфейс, выпуская свой дистрибутив в двух редакциях: Zorin OS Core…11.05.2008 devel/swigruby - 0.4.4_1 - Remove devel/swigruby
2008-05-10 devel/swigruby: use devel/swig13 instead, last release was 8 years ago12.05.2008 emulators/kqemu-kmod - 1.3.0.p11_6 - Fix multiple qemu processes on amd64 SMP by actually using seperate
per-cpu gdts (the previous fix was only stable for one qemu process
at a time)
- Bump PORTREVISION
PR: ports/11343028.02.2008 Systems Compatibility Guide For ESX Server 3.0.x http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_systems_guide.pdf Last Updated: February 27, 2008 What’s New Changes since the last edition of this guide include: Added support for Bull B260+. See “Bull Server Support,” on page 5. Modified support information for HP BL20p G4, BL460c, BL480c, DL380 G5...