Saturday, December 25, 2010

KDE 4.6 RC 1 - Native Wallpaper ( Horos )

New artwork bring  a new breeze and sensation in KDE SC 4.6 RC1. Just like usual, picture can describe more than a thousands words...

Horos - KDE SC 4.6 RC 1

You can download this wallpaper from here... :) enjoy the new breeze of KDE <3

KDE Wallpaper Horos - Download Link

Friday, December 24, 2010

Queuing theory and BFS

200 code patch, CK - Patch & BFS is three words that very famous and discussed in almost all linux forums. It's kernel related stuff that can improve all your desktop performance. What i'm gonna share here is not about that "difficult techy nerdy stuff" Lol... Just watch this refreshing video about queuing theory :)

Merry Christmas guys

KDE 4.6 RC 1 - Code Name Chanukkah

X'mas is about an hour and KDE Development team give a sweetest christmas present. Even it's not that perfect since delayed schedule for KDE PIM 4.6 hehe.. so here's a short review about KDE RC 1. What's new, which one is improved and which one is failing :P 

- Faceted browsing in Dolphin. You can search inside files even when you disabled nepomuk <3
- Support for upower, udisks and udev is much better. It's mean Bye bye HAL :P
- Activity Manger for Plasma Desktop, configure your desktop is never this easier :)
- Major optimization kwin in rendering and plugin handling.
- Complex javascripting for window management is better handled by Kwin.
- Faster and snappier of course.

Well i can't describe anything clearly. It's just a short review like usual. You wanna know what it's like and how it's feel? Just try it by yourself :).

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chakra 0.3.0 Released - X'Mas Presents for KDE user

Chakra 0.3.0 Released with the latest Tribe. What i can say? Right now i'm downloading the .iso actually. Because my connection is slow like a turtle so can't give you a review regarding this release. But here's the release notes from the development teams.

  • Kernel- with lzma support

  • aufs2-20101206 kernel integrated

  • KDE SC 4.5.4

  • Xorg-Server 1.7.7

  • Catalyst-10.8

  • NVidia-260 and NVidia legacy series

  • exclusive bundle-system (Run'n'Click apps)

  • one of the best live-installers (Tribe)

  • All-in-One package management (Cinstall)

  • Here's a couple of Screenshot, it's still Tribe related SS. The KDE it self didn't change too much ( for themes, etc i mean )

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    KDE 4.6 BETA 3 - Tagged tomorrow

    Just for eye-candy not a real image >.<"

    Another release for KDE 4.6 BETA 3. It's tagged to be released tomorrow, so let's see the improvement that KDE Developer Team had made. Here's the release schedule's :

     20 Dec 2010:  Akonadi Server 1.4.90 tagged and released
      21 Dec 2010:  KDE SC 4.6 RC1 tagged (with kdepimlibs; without kdepim, kdepim-runtime) 
      21 Dec 2010:  kdepim4.6-beta3 and kdepim-runtime-beta3 tagged and released
      22 Dec 2010:  KDEPIM Git Migration  (with kdepim, kdepim-runtime; without kdepimlibs)
      Coming Soon: kdepim-4.4.9, kdepim-runtime-4.4.9 tag and release

    Can't wait to see 4.6 release :)

    Sunday, December 19, 2010

    Tribe 0.30 Leaked :) - It's pretty isn't it

    Tribe 0.30
    Well, isn't a surprise that a Radical chakra development team can achieve a massive good progress lately. Just a while ago before i had a dinner, i had a small talk with phill about latest tribe ( chakra installer ) progress. There's not a lot inside the discussion, but picture can give you more than words can say :). So just wait for the new release of chakra.... I guess it's planned arround next week. Can wait to try it... :) also the indonesian translation for Tribe is done. So for people from Indonesia can install it without any language problems. For KDE it self i hope there were a good progress with indonesia translation team :).

    Well another two thumbs up for chakra team!

    #kde-indonesia@freenode - Un-Official KDE Channel

    Since lack of support from Indonesia people for KDE, so i decided to start re-campaign KDE in Indonesia.. As a first step i would like to announce an IRC channel. This is unofficial, but you can share your stuff here. All related in KDE is allowed :)

    So see you there in #kde-indonesia @freenode network

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Opera 11 - Old folks that makes a huge improvement

    Before i'm not  a fans of Opera browser. Sometimes i used it on my mobile device, but i never use it for my desktop.  I prefer to use firefox or chromium as my main browser. But i must admit that sometimes, both of it can be a "monster" that eat all my resource. So last night i try to download a latest release from Opera and it changes my mind :) so it's a short review about  new feature from Opera 11.

    New Features :
    •  Widget Apps
    • Tab Stacking
    • Safer address field
    • Opera Extension
    The most important stuff that people may wait is "ad-block" feature which is can be used now in Opera. So you can block all un-wanted ads. It's work similiar like chromium but you must do this manually, it's mean no subcriptions to adblock.
    The other stuff is Tab Stacking... I use it so you can save your space if you open a multiply tab when browse.

    Load on demand for flash video also a good one, so it don't eat that much RAM like the other browser. And i must admit that it fast enough, especially if you have a slow connection you can enabled opera turbo feature which can compress an images on the fly.

    Try it, safer - faster - lighter

    Meta-Packages, Tales of

    Meta-Packages is a good solution for people who don't want to install a package one by one. For example, you can install gnome / KDE environment using this meta-package feature which is including all the "related" application which is important and un-important stuff. Latest Debian Squeeze update makes a funny story with some people. There's meta-package called "gnome-core" which is in my own definition it's only included gnome core package and doesn't provided any such things like email client or internet browser. I guess that's package is more suitable to be included in "gnome-desktop"

    Back to the meta-package stuff, if you installed something started with "meta" so you must realize that if one day you want to remove an application that included in the meta-packages it would erase a whole stuff inside it. For the future avoid install meta-package. It's took more time to install application one by one. But it's makes you much more easy to maintenance your stuff in the future

    Saturday, December 4, 2010

    Instant Nepomuk? It's awesome

    NEPOMUK (Networked Environment for Personalized, Ontology-based Management of Unified Knowledge) is an open-source software specification that is concerned with the development of a social semantic desktop that enriches and interconnects data from different desktop applications using semantic metadata stored as RDF. Initially, it was developed in the NEPOMUK project[2]and cost 17 million euros, of which 11.5 million was funded by the European Union

    That's based on wikipedia :), so what do you think about this video?

    let's go " how to time" :)

    Friday, December 3, 2010

    KDE 4.5.4 - Ashoc Going for Stable

    Finally migration Chakra - Ashoc to stable version is finish with a quite lot of changes :) here's the major changes.

    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    KDE 4.6 Beta 1 - Short Review

    Short review and just for reference only

    - Search ability in Dolphin is getting better & faster now.
    - Rendering font which is one of my problem is disappear, it can render font much better even for GTK application.
    - Plasma + Kwin is getting snappier
    - Extra effect in Kwin which is mean more stuff for eyecandy lover

    Known problem
    - Compatibility issue for a couple 4.5 applications.
    - Nepomuk & Strigi can suddenly drive your CPU crazy even when you not idle. I guess because the "sense" bug. Normally nepomuk / Strigi only active or indexing when you idle.

    Will continue about this later.. ;) Anyway this version is worth to try. Let's wait the next beta release, it's planned to be available later of this week.