dot.KDE: The Road to KDE 4: Job Progress Reimagined
Jan 25, 2007, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Troy Unrau)
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"Have you ever had your taskbar filled with 10 applications all
doing something that involved waiting for a task to finish?
Document Printing Progress, a K3b CD burning dialogue, Audio
Encoding via KAudioCreator, File Transfers in Konqueror, Kopete,
KTorrent, checking email in KMail... The new Jobs support in KDE 4
will unify the display of progress for these tasks, making it easy
to see and manage what is happening on your system...
"Picture it as a cross between the Firefox download manager and
the KDE printer queue, except that there is no real restriction on
what type of jobs can be monitored..."