On Wed 04 Feb 2004 12:35, Vishal Vatsa wrote:
> I just got the kde.org 3.2 backport for debian and its damm cool
I have to concur. I've been using since the first beta was released a
while back and have just finished installing 3.2 RC1 from sources.
There are hugh improvements from 3.1 - as Vishal said - speed being one
of the most obvious. There's a lot of nice "eye-candy" too including a
new "wait" pointer that animates like a basketball.
Other features include:
* Konqueror can pre-load itself on login (1 or more instances) so it
appears almost instantaneously when you want to use the file manager or
internet browser. It's also tabbed and has numorous IO slaves so you
can browse an sftp site by entering the URL: sftp://ahost.domain.ie
* a new application that lets you change the screen size/resolution/
refresh rate on the fly á la Windoze screen properties
* Kopete - a IM client supporting Yahoo, Jabber, MSN, and many more
* Kontact - an Outlook like client sporting an embedded KMail,
KOrganiser, Contacts, To-do list, news client and jotter
* After Apple's Safari team decided to base the HTML engine on KHTML,
the two teams (Konqueror and Safari) have been working together and now
Konqueror works on all the sites I've tried where it didn't before
(inc. the infamously annoying O2.ie)
* JuK - a new XMMS like player
* KAudioCreator - á la grip
* inline spell checking for KMail and web forms (hopefully it'll spread
to all other applications soon via Kate part)
* KWallet - a secure password wallet for storing logins to all your
* KDevelop - an IDE supporting all KDE application types, as well as
generic C/C++/etc projects
In case any one out there is using KDE and aren't aware of two
applications that do not come with the distribution but are incredibly
useful (I use them all the time):
- kile - a LaTeX frontend (http://kile.sourceforge.net) - an excellent
program with syntax highlighting (uses Kate part) as well as a LaTeX
reference from the help menu and graphical-icons of all those math
symbols you never remember which will insert the command at the click
of a mouse.
- k3b - a front end for burning CDs/DVDs - (http://k3b.sourceforge.net)
- includes options for making audio CDs, data CDs, Video-CDs, etc.
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