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Associating Firefox Profiles with KDE Activities - Between Linux and Anime

Between Linux and Anime Tiny app which brings X Session Management Protocol (XSMP) support to Firefox. Activityfox associates Firefox Profiles with KDE Plasma Activities. When the activity closes, the profile closes.

url: http://yuenhoe.com/blog/2012/08/associating-firefox-profiles-with-kde-activities/

type: article, format: blog

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Toma's blog

tags: KDE
Toma's header KDE Developer: Working on RSIBreak, an appliction to prevent RSI, Mailody, a KDE Mailclient. And I’m part of the KDE sysadmin crew.

url: http://www.omat.nl/

type: person, format: blog

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Toma's blog » Important: Update your email address

tags: KDE, Git

As you all might know or not, KDE is moving to git. With applying for an svn you had the option to choose for a https account with a password. With the move to git now in high gear we have to convert all those accounts to ssh accounts.

url: http://www.omat.nl/2010/06/13/sysamin-update-your-email-address/

type: article, format: blog

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Upgrade your wardrobe with some fresh KDE gear | Neomantra.org

tags: KDE, gear

Like many of you I’ve picked up some pretty cool KDE shirts over time thanks to shirts created for big events like developer sprints, Camp KDE, or Akademy (get your talks submitted if you haven’t yet!).  But I always felt like maybe we could do more.  What about all the rest of the community members and fans of KDE that couldn’t be at these events?  Or what about people who wish they could get more than one or two KDE shirts a year?  ...

url: http://neomantra.org/?p=265

type: article, format: blog

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Taking Choqok to the Next Level | KDE.news

tags: KDE, Choqok, Twitter
choqok screenshot

Anyone who has taken a class in economics is familiar with the difference between the direct cost of something and its 'opportunity cost'. Developing free software is a great example of this difference. A KDE developer does not have to spend hundreds of dollars on an SDK, he only needs to give up some of his time to develop.

url: http://www.kdenews.org/2010/05/06/taking-choqok-next-level

type: article, format: blog

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Choqok - KDE Micro-Blogging Client

tags: KDE, microblog, client, web

Choqok ( pronounced: tʃœˈʁʊk ) is a Free/Open Source micro-blogging client for K Desktop Environment.

Currently supports Twitter.com and Identi.ca services.

url: http://choqok.gnufolks.org/

type: project, format: none

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KDE and OpenSource: CalDAV/CardDAV/GroupDAV Support for Akonadi

tags: KDE, Akonadi, CalDAV
Tobias Photo

Another month, another new resource for Akonadi ;) Well, actually the resource has been started by Grégory Oestreicher 3 month ago and just recently I came across the code in playground and gave it a try. After some code cleanup (to simplify the later move to kdepim/runtime/resources) I started to refactor some parts of the resource to better match the design of Akonadi. Some of the features have been removed during that work (e.g. only reload data that ...

url: http://tokoe-kde.blogspot.com/2010/02/caldavcarddavgroupdav-support-for.html

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KDE PIM - Akonadi

kde logo

This diagram illustrates the basic aspects of the Akonadi architecture. It's built around a central storage which is accessed through a language and platform neutral protocol. On top of this protocol a set of APIs is provided which are used to access the PIM data in the storage. There are two kinds of users of the APIs. First, there are the applications like Kontact, KOffice or Evolution. Second, there are resources which transfer data between ...

url: http://pim.kde.org/akonadi/

type: article, format: wiki

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Neomantra.org

tags: Justin, friend, beer, KDE

Welcome to my blog, Neomantra.org. In the real world I go by Justin Kirby and work as a bioinformatics analyst focused on helping researchers in the field of radiology utilize open source software to achieve their scientific objectives. The intent of this blog is to provide its visitors with my spin on the world’s happenings with a bias towards discussing technology, music, science and politics. I’ve been getting more involved in open source software...

url: http://neomantra.org/

type: person, format: blog

Thank you Modestas and Mark, you brought the music back

tags: Amarok, music, KDE, Debian, bug
Amarok logo It's been a while, but after this bug was fixed and after Mark posted this, i finally have Amarok 2 playing music.
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DVDAuthor Wizard

tags: DVD, menu, KDE
This wizard will create a DVD with fully animated menu from MPEG-2 files. It is designed to be very easy to use. All you need to do is add one or more files to the playlist and answer the questions that follow.

url: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdauthorwizard/

type: project, format: none

CD ripping

Kde uses kaudiocreator for cd ripping
parent post: KDE needs dumb as dirt core application list
notify me: yes

KDE needs dumb as dirt core application list

KDE is a great suite of desktop software. However i find it difficult to learn what their core applications are. In particular i want to know what they use for CD ripping. What KDE needs is a dumb as dirt list of applications like Open Source Mac

Dolphin Preview

tags: KDE, Pabs, Dolphin

In response to Paul... It's a preview! Look previews help me find files.

screenshot with Paul's screenshot circled in red

I'm not sure he took that screenshot, since he doesn't use KDE. And if he was using it, he would have seen in the Preferences dialog that there's an options to resize the previews.

The point of Dolphin is to be a simplified alternative (i.e. not replacement) to Konqueror, a universal viewer. I like the breadcrumbs.

Composing Email in KMail

I've been using KMail for years. It's a great application with lots of features. In the past it's had a "ok" composer window, but with recent changes, i've become displeased. Specifically i'm referring to the recipient editor. Currently Sid has KMail 1.8.3 in KDE 3.4.3. KDE 3.5 is out, but i haven't seen screenshots yet.

Here's the big problem. As i'm entering recipients, the drop down box behaves differently from common drop down boxes.

Programmatically it begins by behaving like the text box should hold just one address. That is, as i begin to type, the drop down box appears. As i move down to select a recipient, that name becomes highlighted and also appears in the text box. When i press enter, that name remains in the text field, and the cursor is given to the next To: text box.

This is contrary to other select drop downs, for example the ones in Konqueror and Firefox. Normally when you press enter the cursor stays with that widget and you press tab to move the focus to the next one.

You can tell that the developers want this because after you enter an address, a new To: line appears below it. In both KMail and Thunderbird, the displayed list of To: address is limited, 4 and 5 respectively. If there are more, a scroll bar appears; very ugly. It's hard to review your recipients and there's wasted space to the right of recipients.

Honestly i think Mac Mail, got it just right. They highlight each person's name like it's an object. You can drag it around or remove it. It doesn't show the email address, which we don't need to see anyway. By comparison, when i call someone on my phone, i rarely see their phone number. Mail.app will wrap up to 4 lines of recipients. After that a scroll bar appears. Keep in mind each recipient is narrower.

The name you are highlighting should NOT be entered into the text box until you press enter. To display it there means you will email that person. It shouldn't be there otherwise. Gmail works this way.

Other people agree that KMail's behavior is awkward.

In KMail, it is possible to enter multiple recipients on a To: line. Highlight the recipient you want, then hit comma.

Konsole's got a bug

tags: KDE, Konsole, bug, copy, paste

From the UNIX-is-not-perfect department...

I definitely prefer UNIX, but there are still quicks that really tick me off. Here i'm using Konsole, a KDE terminal. The problem is when i highlight text, it chops out white space at the end of terminal rows. See below for an example.

Here's a screenshot of the terminal. Here's a screenshot of me highlighing some text.

And here's the text that gets pasted. Notice that the space between "the club." and "He's learning" is now gone.

Does this happen with other terminals? Eterm is ok. Rxvt is ok. Xvt is ok. Ok I'm renaming this "article" from "Why UNIX terminals suck" to "Konsole's got a bug".

Next article... why do i see jagged horizontal lines in GTK text fields?

KDE

My preferred desktop environment is KDE.

KDE has a consistent look and feel among all the applications. The control panel is where you set preferences used by all KDE applications. It's also nice to know that my key bindings are the same across all apps.