KDE Commit Digest - Issue 93 - 13th January 2008

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| Why add compositing support to KWin when Compiz is better?
| There can be different ideas about what better means, but regardless of that,
| the main aim of KWin is not to replace Compiz. Many users have asked for
| compositing support in KDE, and, as explained in "Why not Compiz?", the best
| way to achieve that is considered to be adding compositing support to KWin.
| KWin aims to provide compositing support, focusing on providing useful
| compositing features and basic visual effects, while keeping its other
| strengths.
| Here is a video, shown in Aaron Seigo's keynote at the KDE 4.0 Release Event
| (recorded by Korneliusz of jarzebski.pl), showing the new functionality of
| the KDE 4.0 KWin


Even KWin effects are better than one you find in Vista (arguably Leopard as


KDE 4.0.0 - KWin Composite Showcast


KDE4 Desktop Effects (KWin Composite) Video Tour

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| I’ve now updated to the latest openSUSE KDE4 Packages and got another video
| (first one being: KDE 4.0 RC1+ Video Tour) to add, and it’s one all about the
| new KDE 4.0 KWin composite; that is, the new desktop effects that will be
| available with KDE 4.0.


KDE Project Day at FOSS.IN/2007

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| KDE will be participating at FOSS.IN/2007, India's premier FOSS event in
| Bangalore. KDE Project Day is this Wednesday 5th December.


Playing around with KWin 4

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| The first one is of the PresentWindows effect and the second one is of the
| DesktopGrid effect


Report: KDE at The Italian Linux Day 2007 in Rome

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| On October 27th, KDE Italia attended the Italian Linux Day 2007 in Rome at
| the Tor Vergata University. Other cities had their Linux Day throughout Italy
| at the same time. For the people that have never attended to these kind of
| events, it is important to remember that the Italian Linux Day is a day
| dedicated to spreading Free and Open Source Software and specially the
| GNU/Linux Operating System and its software components such as KDE.


KWin improvements

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| Speaking of KWin crashes, we're planning to make KWin restart itself in such
| cases (just like Plasma or KRunner) and eventually turn off compositing so
| that you'd always have a usable window manager, even when compositing has
| some problems.


KDE4 is very attractive for software service companies

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| The next version of KDE4 will run natively on Mac OS X and Windows XP and
| Vista. This means that it is a very attractive platform for software
| development. No other cross-platform toolkit looks as good as Qt and has an
| equally appealing API.