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Commit 66d9f480 authored by Anuj Bansal's avatar Anuj Bansal

Port KDE 4.0 announcement

parent acd079b7
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[languages.br]
languageName = "Brazilian Portuguese"
[languages.bn]
languageName = "Bengali"
[languages.ta]
languageName = "Tamil"
[languages.cz]
languageName = "Czech"
[languages.fa]
languageName = "Persian"
[languages.gu]
languageName = "Gujrati"
[languages.ro]
languageName = "Romanian"
[languages.he]
languageName = "Hebrajski"
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languageName = "Hindi"
[languages.lv]
languageName = "Latvian"
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languageName = "Malayalam"
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languageName = "Marathi"
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languageName = "Punjabi"
# default author
[Author]
name = "The KDE Community"
[outputs]
# JSON for search
home = ["HTML", "RSS", "JSON"]
home = ["HTML", "RSS"]
[params]
selfHosted = true
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<?php
$page_title = "KDE 4.0 Visual Guide: Applications";
$site_root = "../../";
include "header.inc";
include "helperfunctions.inc";
---
title: "KDE 4.0 Visual Guide: Applications"
---
guide_links();
?>
<p>
Also available in:
<a href="http://www.kdecn.org/announcements/4.0/applications.php">Chinese</a>
<a href="http://fr.kde.org/announcements/4.0/applications.php">French</a>
<a href="applications-it.php">Italian</a>
<a href="applications-fa.php">Persian</a>
<a href="applications-pa.php">Punjabi</a>
<a href="applications-sl.php">Slovenian</a>
</p>
<h2>The Dolphin file manager</h2>
<p>
Dolphin is KDE4's new file manager. You can browse, locate, open, copy and move files with it. Dolphin concentrates on ease of use and replaces Konqueror's
filemanagement component, which was used in KDE 3 and earlier. While Konqueror can still be used as file manager, and in fact shares the fileview functionality with Dolphin, the KDE team has decided to introduce an application that is optimized for filemanagement: Dolphin.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("dolphin-splitview_thumb.jpg", "dolphin-splitview.jpg",
"center", "Copy files using Dolphin");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/dolphin-splitview.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/dolphin-splitview_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Copy files using Dolphin</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
For directories containing lots of images, press the preview button in Dolphin's
......@@ -43,10 +34,15 @@ often used locations, called "Places". Just drag a folder to the sidebar and be
to quickly access it, from not only Dolphin itself, but also from the KickOff Places tab and from the
"File Open" dialog of all your applications.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("dolphin-groups_thumb.jpg", "dolphin-groups.jpg", "center",
"Show files in groups with Dolphin");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/dolphin-groups.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/dolphin-groups_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Show files in groups with Dolphin</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
The Information sidebar provides a preview with some additional information
about the selected file. You can also use it to add comments to your files and
......@@ -56,10 +52,15 @@ files sorted by size, type or other characteristics.
<h2>Okular and Gwenview: View your documents and images</h2>
<?php
screenshot("gwenview_thumb.jpg", "gwenview.jpg", "center",
"View your images with Gwenview");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/gwenview.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/gwenview_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>View your images with Gwenview</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
<strong>Gwenview</strong> is KDE's image viewer. While it was available
in KDE3, the KDE4 version has a simplified user interface, making
......@@ -67,9 +68,16 @@ it more suitable for quickly browsing through your collection of images. Gwenvie
is also used to display images. It provides a nice fullscreen interface that
can be used to display your images as a slideshow.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("okular_thumb.jpg", "okular.jpg", "center", "Okular is KDE 4.0's fast and versatile document reader");
?><p>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/okular.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/okular_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Okular is KDE 4.0's fast and versatile document reader</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
<strong>Okular</strong> is KDE4's document viewer. It supports a multitude of
formats, ranging from PDF files to OpenDocument files. Okular is not limited to
only reading files, however. The new "Review" feature allows you to scribble
......@@ -86,10 +94,15 @@ System Settings is KDE 4.0's control center. Here you can change the look and fe
of your applications, configure personal settings, change network settings
and administer your computer.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("systemsettings-appearance_thumb.jpg",
"systemsettings-appearance.jpg", "center", "Change the appearance the desktop in System Settings");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/systemsettings-appearance.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/systemsettings-appearance_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Change the appearance the desktop in System Settings</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
Open "Appearance" to change the color scheme of all applications to provide more
......@@ -98,9 +111,16 @@ and faces of fonts used in your applications. Although KDE 4.0 comes with well-d
taste. The Appearance sheets in System Settings let you easily completely change the look
of the desktop.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("solid_thumb.jpg", "solid.jpg", "center", "Hardware integration through the Solid framework");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/solid.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/solid_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Hardware integration through the Solid framework</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
System Settings also provides tools to control the underlying operating system. Solid,
takes care of things such as power management, device hotplugging and network connectivity
......@@ -113,9 +133,16 @@ An example for an application that has seen a major overhaul for KDE 4.0 is the
emulation program Konsole. The configuration dialog has been made easier to use
while not cutting down on Konsole's featureset. Other improvements include:
</p>
<?php
screenshot("konsole_thumb.jpg", "konsole.jpg", "center", "Konsole, KDE's terminal emulator");
?><p>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/konsole.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/konsole_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Konsole, KDE's terminal emulator</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
<ul>
<li>
The user interface has been reorganized and cleaned up, many keyboard shortcuts
......@@ -169,17 +196,14 @@ reports now.
<table width="100%">
<tr>
<td width="50%">
<a href="desktop.php">
<img src="images/desktop-32.png" />
<a href="../desktop">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/images/desktop-32.png" />
Previous page: Desktop
</a>
</td>
<td align="right" width="50%">
<a href="education.php">Next page: Educational Applications
<img src="images/education-32.png" /></a>
<a href="../education">Next page: Educational Applications
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/images/education-32.png" /></a>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<?php
include("footer.inc");
?>
<?php
$page_title = "KDE 4.0 Visual Guide: Desktop";
$site_root = "../../";
include "header.inc";
include "helperfunctions.inc";
guide_links();
?>
---
title: "KDE 4.0 Visual Guide: Desktop"
---
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>
Also available in:
<a href="http://www.kdecn.org/announcements/4.0/desktop.php">Chinese</a>
<a href="http://fr.kde.org/announcements/4.0/desktop.php">French</a>
<a href="desktop-it.php">Italian</a>
<a href="desktop-fa.php">Persian</a>
<a href="desktop-pa.php">Punjabi</a>
<a href="desktop-sl.php">Slovenian</a>
</p>
<h2>Plasma</h2>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/desktop.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/desktop_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>The KDE 4.0 desktop</em>
</div>
<br/>
<h2>Plasma</h2>
<?php
screenshot("desktop_thumb.jpg", "desktop.jpg", "center",
"The KDE 4.0 desktop");
?>
<p>
Plasma is KDE's new desktop shell which provides new tools to start applications,
presents the main KDE user interface, and offers new ways of interacting with your
......@@ -38,20 +26,29 @@ CONTROL+F12 to show the dashboard view, for a quick glance at your plasmoids, re
the desktop notes, check for new RSS feeds, have a look at the current weather
situation, all that can be done with Plasma.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("dashboard_thumb.jpg", "dashboard.jpg", "center",
"Plasma's dashboard");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/dashboard.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/dashboard_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Plasma's dashboard</em>
</div>
<br/>
<h3>Launch applications, search and open webpages with KRunner</h3>
<p>
<strong>KRunner</strong> lets you quickly start applications. Press ALT+F2 to
show the KRunner dialog. You can then start typing. While typing, KRunner shows
options that match what you type:
<?php
screenshot("krunner-desktop_thumb.jpg", "krunner-desktop.jpg", "center",
"Starting applications with KRunner");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/krunner-desktop.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/krunner-desktop_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Starting applications with KRunner</em>
</div>
<br/>
<ul>
<li>
Type the name of an application, and KRunner finds applications matching your
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KRunner also acts as a simple pocket calculator. Just type a mathematical
equation in the form of "=1337*2" and KRunner instantly shows the result.
<?php
screenshot("krunner-calculator.jpg", FALSE, "center",
"KRunner used as calculator");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/krunner-calculator.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/krunner-calculator.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>KRunner used as calculator</em>
</div>
<br/>
</li>
<li>
......@@ -81,15 +81,6 @@ from Konqueror, KDE's webbrowser) can be found in Konqueror's settings. Open
Konqueror, choose "Settings" from the menu. "Configure Konqueror" opens the
settings dialog, and webshortcuts can be found in the bar on the left of this dialog.
</li>
<!-- No search enabled in 4.0
<li>
Search through your desktop data. Entering a term always offers to search for
that term via the desktop search engine. For this to work, your desktop search
engine needs to be activated. KDE comes with the Strigi desktop search framework.
Strigi can be activated and configured by entering the command "kcmshell4
kcm_npomuk" in a konsole.
</li>
-->
</ul>
</p>
......@@ -102,10 +93,15 @@ and applications and more. Via the Leave tab, you can logout, shutdown and suspe
your computer. The design philosophy of KickOff is that frequently used applications
and search are quicker to access than navigating a hierarchical tree every time the
menu is used.
<?php
screenshot("kickoff-favorites_thumb.jpg", "kickoff-favorites.jpg",
"center", "Launch your favorite applications easily with KickOff");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/kickoff-favorites.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/kickoff-favorites_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Launch your favorite applications easily with KickOff</em>
</div>
<br/>
<ul>
<li>
Your <strong>Favorites</strong>. There are a number of applications or
......@@ -144,10 +140,14 @@ A traditional (KDE3-style) menu is available for those who prefer it.
<h3>The Panel</h3>
<?php
screenshot("panel_thumb.jpg", "panel.jpg",
"center", "The Panel holds KickOff, the taskbar, pager, clock, systray and more applets");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/panel.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/panel_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>The Panel holds KickOff, the taskbar, pager, clock, systray and more applets</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
If you are looking for a specific tool, click on the K Button in the lower left
corner to open Kickoff and then type what you're looking for.
......@@ -204,10 +204,15 @@ Behavior" and go to the "Desktop Effects" sheet. Check "Enable desktop effects"
and accept the new settings by clicking "OK", "Apply" or just hitting the Enter key.
Now KWin's advanced window handling is enabled.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("kwin-presentwindows_thumb.jpg", "kwin-presentwindows.jpg",
"center", "Switch applications using the Present Windows effect");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/kwin-presentwindows.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/kwin-presentwindows_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Switch applications using the Present Windows effect</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
<strong>Present Windows</strong> gives you an overview of your open windows.
Push the mouse cursor to the top-left corner of the screen and press to arrange
......@@ -233,10 +238,15 @@ Hint: You can press the number of a virtual desktop to switch to that
workspace. Enable the Desktop Grid with <em>CONTROL+F8</em>. <br />
Click with the right mouse button on a window to show it on all desktops.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("desktopgrid_thumb.jpg", "desktopgrid.jpg",
"center", "The Desktopgrid Effect offers the same functionality as the Pager");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/desktopgrid.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/desktopgrid_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>The Desktopgrid Effect offers the same functionality as the Pager</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
The Panel holds an applet that provides similar functionality and is also
available when Desktop Effects have been disabled. Right click on the "Pager"in
......@@ -244,19 +254,29 @@ the panel to configure the number and arrangement of your virtual desktops. Drag
the pager applet from the appletbrowser to the panel or to the desktop. The
screenshots illustrates this nicely.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("pager.jpg", FALSE,
"center", "The Pager allows you to switch between your workspaces");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/pager.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/pager.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>The Pager allows you to switch between your workspaces</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
The effect <strong>Taskbar Thumbnails</strong> enables live previews of windows when you
move the mouse over their entry in the taskbar. This makes for easy monitoring of
activity in hidden windows and applicaton activity. Taskbar Thumbnails also provide
visual hints to ease locating the application you want to switch to.
<?php
screenshot("kwin-taskbarthumbnails_thumb.jpg", "kwin-taskbarthumbnails.jpg",
"center", "Task-switching enhanced with live thumbnails");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/kwin-taskbarthumbnails.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/kwin-taskbarthumbnails_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Task-switching enhanced with live thumbnails</em>
</div>
<br/>
</p>
<p>
The desktop effects, or more technically, the compositing features of KWin
......@@ -264,12 +284,16 @@ enable <strong>transparency effects</strong> in various applications. As an exam
Konsole, KDE's terminal emulator, can use a transparent background, so applications
lying behind it can still be seen. It also provides a pleasurable visual effect while you work.
You can also change the opacity of a window by right clicking on the window
decoration and choosing an Opacity level.
<?php
screenshot("kwin-transparency_thumb.jpg", "kwin-transparency.jpg", "center",
"Change the opacity of individual windows and applications");
?>
</p>
decoration and choosing an Opacity level.</p>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/kwin-transparency.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/kwin-transparency_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Change the opacity of individual windows and applications</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
In the "All Effects" sheet, you are provided with more detailed control over
various effects. Often, you will find those effects to be configurable so you can
......@@ -301,19 +325,14 @@ conveniently.
<table width="100%">
<tr>
<td width="50%">
<a href="guide.php">
<img src="images/star-32.png" />
<a href="../guide">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/images/star-32.png" />
Overview
</a>
</td>
<td align="right" width="50%">
<a href="applications.php">Next page: Basic applications
<img src="images/applications-32.png" /></a>
<a href="../applications">Next page: Basic applications
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/images/applications-32.png" /></a>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</p>
<?php
include("footer.inc");
?>
<?php
$page_title = "KDE 4.0 Visual Guide: Educational Applications";
$site_root = "../../";
include "header.inc";
include "helperfunctions.inc";
guide_links();
?>
Also available in:
<a href="http://www.kdecn.org/announcements/4.0/education.php">Chinese</a>
<a href="http://fr.kde.org/announcements/4.0/education.php">French</a>
<a href="education-it.php">Italian</a>
<a href="education-sl.php">Slovenian</a>
---
title: "KDE 4.0 Visual Guide: Educational Applications"
---
<p>
The KDE Edu team creates high-quality educational software. Target age varies
......@@ -28,19 +17,27 @@ was discovered in. In the Calculate tab you can enter a chemical formula, for
example: C2H5Br. Kalzium will show you what atoms the molecule consists of and
its molecule mass.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("kalzium-stateofmatter_thumb.jpg", "kalzium-stateofmatter.jpg", "center",
"Kalzium showing the state of matter");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/kalzium-stateofmatter.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/kalzium-stateofmatter_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Kalzium showing the state of matter</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
Click on the Equation Solver to enter a chemical equation and let Kalzium
compute the results. A sample formula is entered by default, so just click on Calculate to see Results.
</p>
<?php
screenshot("kalzium-molview_thumb.jpg", "kalzium-molview.jpg", "center",
"Check out molecules in 3d in Kalzium");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/kalzium-molview.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/kalzium-molview_thumb.png" class="img-fluid"><br/></a>
<em>Check out molecules in 3d in Kalzium </em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
Click on the Molecular Viewer to be able to view 3D models of Molecules. Several
examples are supplied with Kalzium. Click on "Load Molecule" and select one of
......@@ -56,10 +53,14 @@ href="http://openbabel.sourceforge.net/wik/Main_Page">OpenBabel</a>.
<h2> Parley Vocabulary Trainer</h2>
<?php
screenshot("parley_thumb.jpg", "parley.jpg", "center",
"Learn foreign languages with Parley");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/parley.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/parley_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Learn foreign languages with Parley</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
Parley is an application to learn foreign language vocabularies or any other list of words or objects. Click on the File menu and choose "Download New Vocabularies" to
chose one to learn. Choose "Basic Vocabulary German-English" to learn
......@@ -71,10 +72,14 @@ find Statistics about your progression.
<h2> Marble Desktop Globe</h2>
<?php
screenshot("marble_thumb.jpg", "marble.jpg", "center",
"The Marble Desktop Globe");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/marble.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/marble_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>The Marble Desktop Globe</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
Marble is an application which shows you a three-dimensional map globe which you
can rotate and view. Use your mousewheel to zoom in and out. Grab the globe
......@@ -91,10 +96,13 @@ Marble.
<h2> Blinken Memory Trainer</h2>
<?php
screenshot("blinken_thumb.jpg", "blinken.jpg", "center",
"Train memory and reaction with Blinken");
?>
<div class="text-center">
<a href="/announcements/announce-4.0/blinken.png">
<img src="/announcements/announce-4.0/blinken_thumb.png" class="img-fluid">
</a> <br/>
<em>Train memory and reaction with Blinken</em>
</div>
<br/>
<p>
Blinken is a little application to train your memory. Press the start button to begin the training. Now choose a difficulty level and wait until Blinken starts. It will light up one of the four corners, and then you must click it. After a while it will light up 2 corners consecutively, and again you have to repeat it. Try to get as far as you an!
......@@ -102,10 +110,14 @@ Blinken is a little application to train your memory. Press the start button to
<h2> KStars Desktop Planetarium </h2>