The last days were quite interesting regarding KDE 4 development: Aaron released a screenshot showing the new Alt+F2 application launcher with translucency abilities and linked a public relations (or sometimes called propaganda) document introducing Oxygen to “normal” people.
Btw. these screenshots were not the last one – Aaron said he plans to release new screenshots every Wednesday. We now have different days dedicated to different topics: a screenshot Wednesday, kdelibs Monday, Wiki Friday, SVN commit digest Sunday, and so on. I like that because now I have something special every day concerning KDE 🙂
Ha, I wonder if there will be a svn commit digest on sunday! 😉
The only negative thing happened these days was – yet again – a stupid post released by osnews.com. This time it was editor/author Thom Holwerda and it was again some “Linux is dead” rant. I have to admit that I’m getting tired of this crap constantly released by osnews. If it were solid analysis it would be at least interesting to read, but in the last cases I’ve read (like this one) it looked like the author did not even bother to read into the material. For example Thom should better check how much Plasma code was actually released and in which state Phonon really is before claiming that there is nothing but death.
Anyway, osnews have lost quality in huge steps in the last weeks and months and I wonder if they will ever find back to a former shape.
Hm, I really need a decent computer to get back into KDE 4 compiling – my laptop is needed for work and it will probably melt through the table when I start compiling such an amount of code. On the other hand I do not really have a machine capable of compiling and testing a KDE 4 version on – for example a decent Intel or ATI card would be nice for the graphic effects. Also a dual core system would be cool to have faster compiles.
Hm, that reminds me that I have to be help desk (student job) at a place were they got entirely new Dual Core systems… and all are running Windows XP, and they mostly use these machines for E-Mail and Office stuff. So much wasted power makes me sigh. That, again, reminds me of a computer pool I heard of where they used Colinux installations to use the extra CPU power of the windows machines. Sounds like a pretty good idea. 😉