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Release Digest: KDE, October 5, 2003

Oct 06, 2003, 06:00 (3 Talkback[s])
Quantum GIS 0.0.12
Summary: A Geographic Information System (GIS) with support for vector, raster and database formats.
Release Focus: Major feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added display of attributes for multiple features found within the search radius; zoom-to-selected features for shapefiles; the ability to select features in shapefiles by dragging a selection box or selecting the records in the attribute table; the ability to delete database connections; support for PostgreSQL 7.3 schemas for database layers; preliminary project save / open support; and a preliminary plugin manager.
KDE Version: Qt 3.0.x (KDE 3.0.x)
Category: Math / Science
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9696
ORSA 0.3.1
Summary: A framework for Celestial Mechanics investigations.
Release Focus: Minor bugfix(es)
KDE Version: Qt 3.1.x (KDE pre-3.1.x)
Category: Math / Science : Astronomy
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9695
QtFprot 0.2.1
Summary: A frontend for FPROT 4.x, a free (for personal use) Linux virus-scanner.
Release Focus: Initial announcement on APPS.KDE.com
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x
Category: Security : Anti-Viral
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9694
KISO 0.1.1
Summary: A tool to edit, create and extract ISO images.
Release Focus: Maintenance release
Release Note: Updated for Gambas 0.7. (Ed: Please visit the homepage to download.)
KDE Version: KDE 3.0.x
Category: Utilities : File System
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9693
Krusader 1.29beta
Summary: An old-school file manager with a modern twist.
Release Focus: Major feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added tabbed browsing (including an "open-in-new-tab" action in the right-click menu); root mode (Alt-K); panel swapping (Ctrl-U); a shortcut (Shift-F4) for creating / editing a new file; a shortcut (Shift-F3) for viewing a URL on demand; the Ctrl-Enter and Ctrl-Shift-Enter shortcuts; a shortcut (Ctrl-R by default) for refreshing the panel; a shortcut (Ctrl-.) for displaying hidden files; the ability to open multiple files of the same mimetype via a right-click menu; the option to cancel the "calculate-occupied-space" action; calculation of folder size by pressing SPACE over a folder; a whole-word search; and a Russian translation. Improved the command line (Ctrl-/ opens the history list, the up&down keys work again, and general usability); and archive handling (including new KIO-rar support). Updated the Dutch, German, Hungarian and Spanish translations.
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x
Category: Desktop : File Managers
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9692
LogViewer 0.5
Summary: A panel applet log file monitor.
Release Focus: Initial announcement on APPS.KDE.com
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x
Category: Administration : Monitoring : Log Files
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9691
Komport 0.3
Summary: A serial port communication and terminal emulator.
Release Focus: Initial announcement on APPS.KDE.com
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x
Category: Desktop : Utilities
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9690
Konstruct 20031002
Summary: A build toolset for installing KDE with KOffice, KDevelop and Quanta Plus from released source tarballs.
Release Focus: Minor feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Updated for KDE 3.2 Alpha 2.
KDE Version: n.a.
Category: Administration : Installation
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9689
Design Recovery Tool 0.4.1
Summary: A design recovery / reverse engineering tool for interactive GUI applications.
Release Focus: Minor feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Improved the DRT / Video module for arcade game support (a DRT / Video paper is now available).
KDE Version: Qt 3.1.x (KDE pre-3.1.x)
Category: Development : Tools
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9688
KNetworkConf 0.4.2
Summary: A TCP/IP configuration utility.
Release Focus: Minor bugfix(es)
Release Note: Added a French translation.
KDE Version: KDE 3.0.x
Category: Administration : Network
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9687
amaroK 0.6.0
Summary: A multimedia player.
Release Focus: Major feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added network transparency (including browsing remote directories and playing tracks as if they were local); a command-line interface (useful for integrating amaroK into Konqueror); unique support for aRts plugins; the option to display the remaining time (rather than elapsed time); configurable keyboard shortcuts; and documentation. Improved the UI look-and-feel (credit for the new graphics goes to two professional graphic artists); streaming audio; the playlist window (integrated playlist filtering and control buttons); support for the .PLS playlist format; and drag'n'drop (accepts drops from other applications).
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x
Category: Multimedia : Players
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9686
KSubtile 0.8
Summary: An SRT subtitle editor.
Release Focus: Major feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added a mime-type for .SRT files; support for additional subtitle formats (.SRT and nine others); import support (using MPlayer); automatic resizing of the MPlayer window (so it takes as much space as possible on the screen without overlapping the MPlayer window); display of the subtitle text when zooming; What's This tooltips; a handbook; and an application icon. Improved MPlayer configuration (selection of audio and video I/O drivers); application layout (separated the player from the editor); KDE style guide compliance; and opening of files with incorrect timings. Feedback / bug reports welcome.
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x and Qt 3.2.x
Category: Multimedia : Video : Editors
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9685
Apollon 0.9
Summary: A P2P and filesharing client for the giFT (OpenFT, FastTrack / Kazaa!) protocol.
Release Focus: Major feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added OpenNap support; a first run (setup) wizard; internationalization support; and a Dutch and a Polish translation. Improved progress display (progress for sources per chunk and graphical progress bars); and search performance.
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x
Category: Networking / Internet : File Sharing
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9681
Pyamp 0.1.3
Summary: Simply a music player.
Release Focus: Minor feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added a detailed tooltip for the song; keyboard navigation when searching; hotkey configuration; the option to customize the playlist font, color and transparency; the option to show / hide the menu and toolbars; and initial translation support. Improved the toolbars; and drag'n'drop.
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x
Category: Multimedia : Audio : Players
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9680
KricketScoreboard 1.0
Summary: A program for keeping score for cricket matches on a ball-by-ball basis.
Release Focus: Stable release
KDE Version: KDE 3.0.x and Qt 3.0.4
Category: Sports
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9706
XDrawChem 1.7.5
Summary: A two-dimensional molecule drawing program.
Release Focus: Minor feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added support for imperial and metric units; an octanol-water partition (Kow) calculator; and a "Did You Know?" dialog. Improved text in EPS output. Updated the build system; and translations.
KDE Version: Qt 3.1.x (KDE pre-3.1.x)
Category: Math / Science : Chemistry
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9704
PP06 PIC Programmer 1.18
Summary: A production programmer for Microchip PIC micros.
Release Focus: Initial announcement on APPS.KDE.com
Release Note: Note that the Kylix C compiler is requried to compile the main application.
KDE Version: KDE 3.0.x or KDE 2.0.x
Category: Computer Devices : Industrial / Scientific
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9703
Fandango 0.2.4
Summary: A GL-rendered, Python-scripted CAD program.
Release Focus: Major feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added support for (PythonCAD-created) XML, (QCad) CXF fonts and simple DXF files; an "open" dialog; a manual; various toolbar icons; and an application icon.
KDE Version: KDE 3.1.x
Category: Graphics : Design
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9702
KShowmail 3.0.6beta3
Summary: A POP3 email server monitor.
Release Focus: Minor feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added filters to fight the Swen worm; support for regular expressions as filter conditions; and a confirm close box.
KDE Version: KDE 3.0.x
Category: Communications : Mail
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9701
WAP11 Unix Configuration Utility 0.12
Summary: A utility for configuring the LinkSys WAP11.
Release Focus: Minor bugfix(es)
KDE Version: Qt 3.0.x (KDE 3.0.x) or Qt 2.3.x (KDE 2.1.x +)
Category: Computer Devices : Networking : Wireless
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9700
BookmarkBridge 0.70
Summary: A utility for sharing bookmarks among various browsers.
Release Focus: Minor feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added support for the Konqueror and Mozilla Firebird browsers. Improved saving bookmark information (preservation of separators and order).
KDE Version: Qt 3.0.x (KDE 3.0.x) or Qt 2.3.x (KDE 2.1.x +)
Category: Networking / Internet : Browsers
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9699
QTParted 0.4.0
Summary: A disk partitioning utility like Partition MagicTM.
Release Focus: Stable release
Release Note: (Note: due to the hacking of the GNU ftp server, parted 1.6.6, which is required for this release, is currently unavailable.)
KDE Version: Qt 3.1.x (KDE pre-3.1.x)
Category: Administration : File Systems
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9698
GuardDog 2.2.0
Summary: A firewall generation/management utility.
Release Focus: Major feature enhancement(s)
Release Note: Added support for eDonkey2000, Yahoo® games, EverQuest, ICP protocol, "Time" protocol, Privoxy, Legato NetWorker backups, and Novell Netware 5/6 NCP File system protocols; a resetfirewallrules.sh script (for reseting the firewall subsystem); support for Linux 2.6.x; port 8888 to HTTP as another alternate port; and French and Italian translations. Improved matching packets to zones (switched to a simple "best fit" algorithm); and IPSEC support (auto-detection and kernel rp_filter setup). Updated the Danish and German translation.
KDE Version: KDE 3.0.x or KDE 2.0.x
Category: Administration : Firewall / Security
More Info: http://apps.kde.com/na/2/info/vid/9697