KDE Traffic #54 For 8 Jun 2003

Editor: Russell Miller

By Juergen Appel

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Very little interesting this week. There's a thread that shows some promise, but as with the kde3.2 thread, it's also very active. I'll cover that when it quiets down.

Juergen has suggested going to biweekly. This probably means that there will be more per issue, but fewer issues. Any arguments one way or another?

I'd also like to thank Ingo Klöcker. I now have the xml encoding for the third character in his name memorized.

I have nothing more to say.

Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 541 posts in 2173K.

There were 222 different contributors. 103 posted more than once. 66 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

1. (semi-ot) I'm back, married, and with pictures of penguines

25 Jun 2003 - 30 Jun 2003 (6 posts) Archive Link: "(semi-ot) I'm back, married, and with pictures of penguines"

Summary By Russell Miller

People: Ellis Whitehead

For those who like to watch a life spiral downhill, Ellis Whitehead said:

Just wanted to announce that I'm back. I have a couple links, too. A few photos from the wedding:
http://www.msu.edu/~whiteh12/wedding/wedding.html (http://www.msu.edu/~whiteh12/wedding/wedding.html)

A little KDE tribute from the honey-moon:
http://www.msu.edu/~whiteh12/penguin/penguin.html (http://www.msu.edu/~whiteh12/penguin/penguin.html)

All respondents welcomed him back. One threatened to take away his geek card.

2. Reusing KOffice's Code

28 May 2003 - 29 May 2003 (10 posts) Archive Link: "Using the KOffice API's in new projects"

Summary By Juergen Appel

Topics: KOffice

People: Jeff McLeanDirk SchoenebergerDavid Faure

Jeff McLean wanted to start a drawing application on his own, using KOffice API. Therefore he had a few questions:

I welcome all discussion of this, cause I don't even really know how exactly to ask... I just want to re-use some code that was very well done for KOffice, withought any cutting and pasting. Confused, Jeff

Dirk Schoeneberger's reply was quite interesting:

there are currently discussions to make Karbon more re-useable and to use it in other software projects. This includes makeing it KOffice independent.

David Faure focussed his reply on each question, saying:

Jeff wasn't aware that there is such a thing called koffice-devel-package, but pretty content to find out.

(ed. [Juergen Appel] Best wishes from the KC-KDE, Jeff.)

3. New KWord Startup Dialog

25 May 2003 - 28 May 2003 (12 posts) Archive Link: "Observations on the new KWord startup dialog"

Summary By Juergen Appel

Topics: KOffice, Usability

The KOffice applications are getting a new startup dialog. The new design proposal can be previewed here: screeny one (http://linpacker.tuxfamily.org/newconcept1.jpg) , screeny two (http://linpacker.tuxfamily.org/newconcept2.jpg) , screeny three (http://linpacker.tuxfamily.org/newconcept3.jpg) .

Though it looks nice, it is likely not yet in it's prime-time shape. Several usability aspects have been discussed, such as icon size, additional tabs for different directories etc.







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