Posts Tagged ‘kde’

Use blogilo with wordpress

June 3, 2011

Blogilo is a Free/Open Source Blogging client, focused on simplicity and usability.

It is a KDE program, which allows you to create a blog posting offline and submit it to your blog. Using a normal client instead of a browser can be more convenient.

I’m using wordpress with a handfull of a blogs and discovered a problem with blogilo: It only allows me to submit postings to my primary wordpress blog. For everyone who has the same problem, there is an easy solution

BTW, To get out of this problem, You can set http://wordpress.com as your blog url and try! It will fetch all of your blogs, and you can select which one you want!

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KDE bug #243160

July 9, 2010

Today I (hopefully) start a new tradition. Presenting bugs in free software I care about (caring about the software AND the bug *g*).

I’m starting with bug #243160 in the KDE bug database.

Check for free space first when copying one file to flash memory
If you copy one file to a flash memory – file size has to be bigger than free space on flash memory – it starts copying the file and aborts only after the free space is filled up

I think it is a rather easily reproduceable bug which potentially hits a lot of people. If you want this bug to be closed, vote on it! Maybe you even have an idea how to fix the problem or where to search for the cause of it. Just comment here or even better in the kde bug database.

thx to my brother for filing the bug in the first place.

Sluggish text input in kde

July 7, 2010

I use kmail a lot and kile sometimes. Something which bothered me a lot was the sluggish text input of these two kde programs. Characters were shown with a notable delay which made writing painfully.

But  there is a workaround which solved the problem for me.

kmail –graphicssystem raster

Start the program from the console with the additional option –graphicssystem raster

More on this topic can be found in this bug entry https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kile/+bug/361843.

KDE 4.3 and KDE netbook remix

August 6, 2009

First of all I want to gratulate the KDE team for releasing their new version of KDE. Since KDE 4.2 is a pleasure to work with the software and I’m eager to try the new version.
There is also a video describing the changes in KDE 4.3 (also viewable with HTML5 or as ogg theora download ).

KDE 4.3 Desktop

KDE 4.3 Desktop

Also there is an update on the KDE netbook remix project.


(or download the ogg theora file)

KDE 4.3 plasma screencast

July 3, 2009

The KDE 4.3 Plasma screencast arrives! It’s 10:36 in length and covers some of the nice improvements we’ve in Plasmaland for 4.3

Aaron Seigo has created a screencast which can be download via bittorrent oder http.

Source: Aaron Seigos Blog

Introducing KDE 4 plasmoids

June 15, 2009

IBM’s developerWorks has an article about how to create a KDE plasmoid

KDE 4 includes many exciting new technologies, including Plasma, a feature that forms the desktop shell of KDE 4. See how to write simple Plasma applets (known as plasmoids) to greatly improve the desktop experience and how to turn a plasmoid into a simple memory monitor.

Source: IBM developerWorks

Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4?

February 8, 2009

Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4? In this video, we take to Sydney’s streets to find out what people think of what they think is a Windows 7 demonstration.

Source: Aaron Seigos Blog

KDE 4.2 applications review

February 3, 2009

Alexander Dymo posted a detailed review of the application included in the new KDE 4.2 .
The post covers

  • Dolphin
  • Konqueror
  • Konsole
  • KMail
  • Akregator
  • KGet
  • Gwenview and Okula

KDE 4.2 released

January 28, 2009

January 27, 2009.
The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of “The Answer”, (a.k.a KDE 4.2.0), readying the Free Desktop for end users. KDE 4.2 builds on the technology introduced with KDE 4.0 in January 2008. After the release of KDE 4.1, which was aimed at casual users, the KDE Community is now confident we have a compelling offering for the majority of end users.

There is a great detailed and lengthy introduction of the new features of the new release of KDE 4. It also contains a lot of beautiful screenshots.

KDE 4.2 screenshot

KDE 4.2 screenshot

KDE year 2008 review

December 28, 2008

Aaron Seigo reviews the year 2008 in terms of KDE activities.

2008 will undoubtedly be remembered most often as the year we moved from the era of KDE3 into that of KDE4. The 4.0 release was made in January with an accompanying release event at Google’s HQ in California, USA. While 4.0 was a widely misunderstood release, it was also the release that set the pace for the rest of the year … and what a pace it was.

But he does not only looks backwards, he provides insight to the future of KDE

We’re still a technology project, of course, and 2009 will see the release of both 4.2 and 4.3. KDE 4.2 is already shaping up to be a truly remarkable release, quite possibly the best KDE we’ve ever put out there. KDE 4.3 will undoubtedly be yet another leap up the slope towards user interface greatness, and that should be happening right around the time of Akademy this year. Such timing!

Read about more details of the technical, the marketing and the art side of the year 2008 of KDE.