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KDE 4.1.2 Release Announcement

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| KDE Community Improves Desktop with KDE 4.1.2 Codenamed "Codename"
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| KDE Community Ships Second Translation and Service Release of the 4.1 Free
| Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and
| Translation Updates
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http://kde.org/announcements/announce-4.1.2.php

Marble: 'Googe Earth Lite' Comes Free With KDE 4

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| And, finally, probably the best thing of all the good things about Marble: It
| is Free/Open Source Software, promotes the use of free maps...
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http://reddevil62-techhead.blogspot....free-with.html


Recent:

Marble integration with KOffice

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| Right now the Marble Team is heavily working towards KDE 4.1 Beta2:
| Jens-Michael is working on further improving Marble OpenStreetMap support,
| Inge is working on the Mercator Projection, Patrick is working on further
| improving KML for his GSoC 2008 project (which actually deals with vector
| rendering in Marble), Claudiu is working on his Satellite Plugin and Henry is
| working on texture colorization and Temperature / Precipitation maps. I'll
| continue to work on GeoPainter and Marble's new plugin architecture which
| will enable other developers to write Qt-Plugins for Marble to render their
| own layers and their own data.
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http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3483


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!
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| 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


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.
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| [...]
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| 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 ... * *
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| 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
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| 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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