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KDE 4.1 Beta1: OpenStreetMap Support in KDE via Marble

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| The hero of the current Marble KDE 4.1 Beta1 release is Jens-Michael
| Hoffmann: He has successfully worked on getting OpenStreetMap integrated into
| Marble and KDE 4.1!
|
| This means that once you start our free software virtual globe and
| select "OpenStreetMap" as a theme then Marble will directly start to download
| OpenStreetMap tiles from the OpenStreetMap server...
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http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3475

Looks impressive. Good candidate for AGPL because of SaaS freeloaders. Another
new AGPL migration just announced:

Medsphere Announces New Client/Server, Move to AGPL

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| Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of Open Source healthcare
| IT solutions, today announced the Open Source release of OpenVista Clinical
| Information System (CIS) version 1.0 Beta and OpenVista Server version
| 1.5.86. Available for immediate download at www.medsphere.org, these
| applications compose Medsphere’s Open Source electronic health record (EHR)
| system.
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http://linuxmednews.com/1211418044

Misys Open Source Solutions Launches Open Carbon World Portal


Recent:

Marble's Secrets Part III: The Earth in a Download

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| In Part III we'll look beyond Marble's offline mode: We'll get to know how
| Marble fetches its data from the internet.
|
| [...]
|
| Actually I've met a lot of people recently who weren't aware of the fact that
| Marble downloads further texture data from the internet while browsing the
| map. On one hand the reason for this misconception is maybe the fact that we
| only provide very little additional online data right now (about 400 MB). On
| the other hand the map download is done automatically and very seamlessly in
| the background, so people will hardly notice. * *
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http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3275


Marble's Secrets Part II - Walking In The Shoes Of Slartibartfast ...

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| In Part I we have seen how easy it is to create your own maps for Marble.
| We've also seen how this works down to the zoom level of aerial photos or
| OpenStreetMap. Part II will show how Marble manages to provide the biggest
| bang for the byte when it comes to providing map data. It outlines how we
| managed to get the default map squeezed into the 10MB package that the
| Marble-Qt version gets shipped with. We basically show ... * *
|
| Why Marble is the perfect choice for Asus EeePC, OLPC & Co and some Embedded
| Devices ... *
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http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3272


Marble's Secrets Part I: Behind the Scenes of Marble...

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| If you've ever followed KDE 4 development then you've probably heard about
| Marble. Marble is a virtual globe which displays the earth. So Marble can be
| used as a nice digital replacement for your desktop globe at home where you
| can look up places. *
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http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3269


KDE 4 rev 802150: Work in progress

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| KWin with Wobbly Windows
|
| Kwin features a new visual effect known to most of you from Compiz: the
| Wobbly Windows. Only a few days ago the settings panel for this effect had
| tons of detailed options. Most of these options have been disabled now, the
| only thing that can be configured is the window deformation level while in *
| motion. This seems more appropriate for a common user since the number of
| configurable settings was overwhelming before. One minor flaw that I noticed
| in KWin Wobble Windows is that the window shadow is not properly deformed (it
| does not adjust to the current shape of the window). * * *
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http://polishlinux.org/kde/kde-4-rev...k-in-progress/


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/


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/
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