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NewsForge: Updating KDE at the Appeal initiative

Dec 14, 2005, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"As the release of KDE 3.5 draws near, work is already underway at the Appeal project to integrate 3.5's major changes into the 4.0 series. Subprojects beneath Appeal's umbrella target simplified usability and progressive adjustments to the graphical user interface: The Tenor and Plasma projects will add functionality, while Oxygen and Coolness will enhance visual freshness.

"Tenor is an integrated desktop search effort; in the same vein as the Windows-only offerings from Yahoo and Google, Mac OS X's Spotlight, and GNOME's Beagle. Where the Tenor project differs is that its indexing and search capabilities are to be built into the core KDE desktop itself, and not exist as a standalone application..."

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