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Release Digest: KDE, November 13, 2002

Nov 14, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Qt 3.1.0
Summary The C++ GUI library upon which KDE is based.
Release Note The Qt version 3.1 series is binary compatible with the 3.0.x series: applications compiled for 3.0 will continue to run with 3.1. Added Qt Script for Applications (a scripting engine, an IDE for creating and editing scripts and script forms and bindings to the Qt API); a Motif module (which replaces the Xt/Motif extension) for migrating to Qt with hybrid applications comprised of both Qt and Motif code; a toolbox for widgets (in place of the boolbars) in Qt Designer; support for rich text in Qt Designer; WYSIWYG support for QWidgetStack in Qt Designer; custom documentation set support to Qt Assistant (which can now be used by applications as a help browser); a full text search engine to Qt Assistant; a new format (LogText) to QTextEdit (performance and memory optimized especially designed for the fast display of large amounts of text, with support for basic highlighting); a QSyntaxHighlig! ht! er class for adding syntax highlighting capabilities to a QTextEdit; support for prepared query execution and value binding to the SQL classes (this enables writing large BLOBs to Oracle databases and Unicode strings to SQL servers); global strut support to QTableItem (and subclasses); support for binary datatypes to QTDSDriver; a new command line tool conv2ui to convert dialog description files from different file formats to .ui files; and an import filter for .kdevdlg files to Qt Designer. Improved Qt Designer signal / slot dialog, property editor and code editor; QAccel handling of shortcut clashes (a new signal activatedAmbiguously() is emitted in that case) and of multi-key sequences (e.g., Ctrl-X, Ctrl-F); the QHttp and QFtp classes (greater flexibility); QClipboard data exchange; thread support (almost all methods in the tools classes have been made reentrant and QApplication::postEvent() and a few other methods are now thread-safe! );! large file support (> 2GB); QDataTable to enable colu! mn swapping; QDockWindow docking behavior; QLineEdit (a lostFocus() signal and boundaries for clicking actions); and the Qt Designer action editor (sortable actions).
KDE Version n.a.
Category Core
More Info http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/8116
 
Design Recovery Tool 0.1.9
Summary A design recovery tool for interactive GUI applications.
Release Note Improved the prevalence computation code (this means that demonstrations of instrumented applications are much more interactive and loading / merging DRT XML files is typically over 10x faster).
KDE Version Qt 3.0.x (KDE 3.0.x) or Qt 2.0.x (KDE 2.0.x)
Category Development : Tools
More Info http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/8115
 
KLines2 0.1
Summary Yet another clone of the Lines game.
Release Note Initial public release.
KDE Version KDE 3.0.x
Category Games : Board
More Info http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/8114
 
KKBSwitch 1.2
Summary A keyboard layout indicator/switcher.
Release Note Added a per-window layout mode (i.e., configuring the keyboard layout separately for each window); the ability to configure the default layout; an XKeyboard "symbols" file for 3-language English / Russian / Ukrainian keyboard layout (also useful as a template for other 3-language layouts); and a Russian translation.
KDE Version KDE 3.0.x
Category Desktop : Utilities
More Info http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/8113
 
KBirthday 0.5.1
Summary A panel applet to remind you of birthdays and anniversaries listed in the KDE addressbook.
Release Note Maintenance release (gcc 3.x).
KDE Version KDE 3.0.x
Category Desktop : Services : Notifications
More Info http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/8112
 
qGo 0.0.13
Summary A Go board and full-featured .SGF file editor.
Release Note Added CLIENT (with many new features); a rank field in game negotiation dialog; exclude and watch lists; channel support; a handicap for boards of size 7x7 - 25x25; a 'mark' (IGS) function for teaching games; a start-up frame; user-definable buttons; add-time and pause functions; an update button for syncing online games to edit board; byoyomi time field and free/rated display; pop-up menus; and langauges. Improved .SGF support; chat (talk dialog) with tabs, etc.; and session management.
KDE Version Qt 2.3.x (KDE 2.1.x +)
Category Games : Board
More Info http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/8111
 
distcc 0.13
Summary A tool which distributes compilation of C and C++ code across several networked machines.
Release Note Major feature anhancements - please see the ChangeLog.
KDE Version n.a.
Category Development : Tools
More Info http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/8110