Will the real KDE Research Team please stand up?

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| I see the KDE Research Team working in three distinct areas:
|
| * KDE Research can act as a forum for collaboration amongst KDE folk
| wishing share (and ultimately validate) their ideas and to make joint
| funding bids.
| I am hosting a meeting in London all this week to see how well this
| works. So I'll leave this for now and comment on it later in the week.
| The project we're building is really quite cool.
| * KDE research can act as the first point of contact for researchers
| wanting to study KDE development.
| Empirical research of Free Software projects is becoming increasingly
| popular. Often the data obtained by these researchers needs context
| from within the project being studied in order to be qualitatively
| assessed.
| * KDE Research can act as medium for channelling useful research results
| and concepts through to the KDE community as a whole.
| There is an unwritten rule of research which makes researchers
| duty-bound to do this anyway. Normally the cool stuff we do is
| presented in lectures, conference papers, journal articles, etc. I
| think it's important that useful research results (whether its our own
| or others') get through to KDE developers who may benefit from the new
| information.
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http://hemswell.lincoln.ac.uk/~padam...y080330-103100


Earlier:

KDE 4 rev 790000: Better stability and performance

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| This is another revision of the development version of KDE 4 environment.
| Lots of you have asked why it took me so long to publish this article. Well,
| I was just waiting for rev 790000, that’s all. I hope that your curiosity
| will be satisfied since there’s been a lot of changes to describe this time.
| I did my best. * *
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http://polishlinux.org/kde/kde-4-rev...d-performance/


Related:

KDE 4.1: Visual Changelog (rev 783000)

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| You don’t always see this in the official changelogs but the KDE 4
| development is progressing in an extraordinary speed. After a deep look at
| rev 777000 we are presenting you a new visual review of changes made to KDE 4
| during the last couple of weeks. *
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http://polishlinux.org/kde/kde-41-vi...og-rev-783000/


Matthias Ettrich: The KDE-Man!

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| Nobody in their right mind would choose Windows over GNU/Linux based on the
| desktop experience alone, says Matthias Ettrich.
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http://www.efytimes.com/efytimes/25412/news.htm


Plasma Themes Contest

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| The KDE Plasma team is inviting everyone to participate in a contest to
| create Plasma themes from which a select few will be chosen to be included as
| a part of the upcoming KDE 4.1 release. This is a great opportunity to
| contribute to a very visible component of the KDE project, the Plasma
| desktop. * *
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http://dot.kde.org/1206097090/