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Plasma Mobile…

Posted in KDE, KDE 4, open source, plasma, software, Technology, video by notoveryet on August 7, 2010

This is one of the coolest work I’ve seen in a while…..

yeah, that’s right…..
KDE ROCKS… \o/

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Customized openSUSE-KDE3 linux…

Posted in KDE, Linux, openSUSE by notoveryet on August 10, 2009

SUSE STUDIO is totally coool, I tell you….. =)

you can make your customized LINUX CD/DVD and share with others….

Here is the link to one of the disks I created…

Built with SUSE Studio

FEATURES:

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Linux kernel 2.6.27 (32 bit)

KDE 3.5.10 base

Konqueror

K3b

Kate

Kdebluetooth

KNetworkmanager

VLC 1.0.1

SMplayer

gparted

wine.

All this in an ISO of just 423 MB…. ENJOY !!!

p.s. By any chance, if the link is broken, just let me know…

running KDE trunk…

Posted in KDE, KDE 4 by notoveryet on July 15, 2009

As i told in previous post that I was trying to build the KDE-trunk…

I checked out the trunk from SVN on 2nd of july itself…..but got it compiled yesterday….

yes, it took more than 10 days…

searching on google and asking the developers directly @irc, helped me on this…..

Currently, i’m running KDE 4.3.60 (KDE 4.4 >= 20090706) and SVN version of amarok and k3b… 🙂

kde4.4TrunkKonqueror

kde4.4TrunkSysMonitor

This is how I got it working….

1) After checking out the KDE trunk (svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE) from SVN, I tried to build kdelibs first…

but got some errors saying “parsing error related to cmake”… i tried a lot to fix this myself but at the end one guy on #kde-devel suggested me to update my kdelibs from SVN…

so, I updated the kdelibs (svn update) … and tried to recompile (cmakekde)….

this time I got kdelibs compiled…

2) Then I went for kdebase…. and failed…(got some errors related to phonon….)

3) when I restarted my system after that I was getting only mouse pointer on the blank screen….

4) so, I entered system with a different login… (one tip from my side, always keep a separate account for backup)

I enquired on irc again…. and came to know that I should compile the code in this order:

kdesupport->kdelibs->kdepimlibs->kdebase…

so, I took kdesupport from SVN, and built it… after that kdelibs again… and so on…

this time I got kdebase working, so is my main login…(big relief)….(btw, this was second time within these 10 days, I lost my login)….

5) then, i compiled all other modules without any hussle..all went smoothly….

6) Today morning I found that amarok is not working anymore…. what could be done…?

took the code from SVN, and went for compiling…. got errors (as usual)…

back on IRC and some tries here and there…and just 15 mins ago… I got amarok 2.2-SVN, up and running… (meenwhile I got k3b 1.67.0 working, too)…

kde4.4TrunkAmarok

kde4.4TrunkK3b

That’s nice, community is really very helping….

Still there are many problems left which I need to sort out…. and I’m sure about that…..

here are some more screenpicks.. enjoy…

kde4.4TrunkKrunner

kde4.4TrunkImagePreview

kde4.4TrunkFolderPreview

that’s all for now…

I’ll be back soon with updates …. till then, bye…

Reliance Netconnect plus, so far so good…

Posted in KDE, KDE 4, KDE 4.3, KDE 4.3 beta 2, KDE4, Kubuntu, Linux, Relience NetConnect plus, Technology by notoveryet on July 2, 2009

I shifted to the new flat in May and unfortunately there is no cable internet service available in the building….
I asked Tata Indicom, Airtel, Hathway, Sify and some unknown local providers, but no luck at all.

I had to take some connection urgently since I am willing to dive into KDE sources (yeah, time has come :D)
and have to start the study for the first semester (M.S. in software systems)…

So, there were three options –
– Airtel USB internet (EDGE based, 150Kbps max)
Rs. 600 per month (unlimited usage)
– Reliance Netconnect plus (EvDO based, 3.1Mbps max)
Rs. 499 per month (Night only, 10 GB)
– Tata Indicom Photon (EvDO based, 3.1Mbps max)
Rs. 499 per month (Night only, 10 GB)

First option was rejected right away, such bad speed when the world is moving to 4G….
Now I had Reliance and Tata Indicom,
My last connection was Tata Indicom, so I know about their service,
they don’t listen to the customers,
I complained around 20 times for speed issue but no result.
And Reliance, no need to talk about them,
everybody knows…they are passionate about cheating their customers….
and the are very innovative in that too….new schemes…new ways to screw you….

but as I told no other choices…so I planned to take Tata Indicom USB….
I called their customer care to have a demo session….
like always, the custome care guy promised me that the demo person will come next day…
same repeated three times….
so, I myself planned to visit their store….
In the store, I seen the device,
but could not verify the speed…since their was no flash player installed…(to check sppedtest.net)…
and they were not allowed to install anything on their computers…(I feel, he was ashamed of the speed demonstration..)..

Meanwhile, I called Reliance custome care, and got the same old response…
“the demo guy will come today/tomorrow/within this week….”

But I still was thinking that Tata Indicom would be better…(being a Tata employee)…
so, visited another store of Tata Ind…and you know what, they withdrew the “Night plan” which I was looking for….WTF…
I thought, Reliance will also follow them…(that’s what they do….always similar plans…)…
so I decided to take Tata Indicom with (Rs. 1250, Use 24×31, 10 GB)…
and visited the store again…

This time first I checked the Reliance store out…
“Night plan” was there…and I asked for demo…and was satisfied with the speed…
It was 2.6 Mbps download, 100 kbps upload speed….

I bought the modem right away…..didn’t even bother to take a look on Tata Indicom…which was just aside this store….
They told, I’ll be online from Monday….
but It was not activated…(due to some document problem)…
I sent another copy of document and then yesterday (wednesday), they said it has been activated….

As soon as, i reached my apartment, I tried it out in windows…
and finally, yes, it was working… 😀

now, I had to try it on Linux…(The modem was being recognized anyways)..
with the help of some posts by some desi geeks…
I was online on my kubuntu again…

and speedtest told me that I was surfing at 2.24 Mbps…..not bad…. 😉

I updated my intallation to KDE 4.3 beta 2 and started checking out KDE trunk…
soon I will be runing KDE trunk on my lappy…. 😀

I will let you know, how I get KDE trunk running…

see ya….

KDE 4.3 Beta 2 is on the way to jaunty !!!

Posted in KDE, KDE 4, KDE 4.3, KDE 4.3 beta 2, KDE4, Linux by notoveryet on June 8, 2009

Just to inform you that,

“Kubuntu Experimental” is being loaded with KDE 4.2.90 (soon to become 4.3 beta 2)…. 😀

Beta 2 was tagged on 3rd June….and since then Kubuntu Ninjas are practicing their Ninjutsu skills to bring you the latest and the greatest…. 😉

Have a look on the package build status, here.

Understanding, KDE 4 is fast !!!

Posted in Dell Inspiron 1420, Intel, KDE, KDE 4, KDE 4 on windows, KDE 4.2, KDE4, Kubuntu, Laptop, Linux, Review, Vista by notoveryet on June 7, 2009

I am using Kubuntu 9.04 – i386 as my default OS (KDE 4.2.3)…..

and I have Vista installed on my laptop too…..but do not use it….

(my notebook is Dell inspiron 1420 with intel G965 graphics)….

I have been using all the KDE 4 releases including betas and RCs on my default installation which were humbly provided by Ubuntu ninjas…..and always excited with every new release because of new features and greater speed……

(using KDE, since KDE 3.4.*)

I am happy with the speed and responsiveness of the system…..

Sooo, what’s the point???

Okk, here is the thing…

today I installed KDE windows binaries, just to play with them on windows and to check how the plasma stuff runs…..

Before running KDE on windows, I had the impression that there would be some performance loss on the alien environment…..

I must admit, I’ve never seen such lightning fast applications and environment (dolphin, okular, gwenview and plasma)…..browsing pretty big pdf files on Okular…..thumbnail generation in gwenview and dolphin….everything is just snappy…….

now after using it for half an hour, native windows applications seem to me like they are running on alien plateform….

the KDE is running amazingly fast on windows……:D

I feel that KDE is running 10 times faster 😛 (I didn’t run any benchmark……just stunned with the performance) on windows than on my jaunty……

what is wrong???

I think, the main culprit for this poor performance is INTEL graphics…..the stack is under architectural changes…..and will improve in coming driver releases…..but I do not think they can ever improve the performance at the scale I just felt on here…..

even with Nvidia performance is not very good on linux….

or may be the whole X thing is letting the linux graphics down (speed / responsiveness)….

Closing

Just wanted to thank to KDE developers and all the people related to the project….

You are doing marvelous job….

I wish INTEL linux graphics improve soon.

So, now I can say (without any hesitation or doubt) that

KDE 4 is really faaaaaaaaaasst !!!!!

KDE 4.2 RC packages available now on KUBUNTU repositories !!!

Posted in Adept, KDE, KDE 4.2, Kubuntu, Linux by notoveryet on January 15, 2009

Just got a update notification from the Adept.
KDE 4.1.96 has arrived……
but I am going to wait until 27th January 2009…
Waiting eagerly !!!

Video preview in Dragon player…

Posted in Dell Inspiron 1420, Dragon player, Entertainment, KDE, KDE 4.2, kde 4.2 review, KDE4, Laptop, Linux, Screenshots by notoveryet on January 3, 2009

Something which I noticed many days after I installed KDE 4.2 Beta 1 is Video preview in open file dialog of dragon player.

I didn’t know such a feature has been included.

Really coooool…

dragon-player-preview
This is not enabled by defalut.


To enable it..

Go to the setting menu in open-file dialog..

and choose “Show aside preview”.

Thanks to Phonon !!!

here comes THE FOUR POINT TWO…

Posted in Dell Inspiron 1420, KDE, KDE 4.2, kde 4.2 review, KDE4, Linux, Review, Screenshots, Uncategorized by notoveryet on December 6, 2008

This beta 1 of KDE 4.2 released on 26 november.
But I installed Intrepid on 23rd so I didn’t want try this beta really !
when this is the first beta and developers have not performed any code polishing here..

One more thing, my internet connection doesn’t allow me to do experiments…
but when I saw Shayak’s blog…….only 135 MB upgrades…I decided to give it a try..
but I was not going to play with my base installation……….

Wubi came to rescue…

given 5GB for one more intrepid installation inside Bindose partition…
and just given for upgradation after including experimental package sources.

after around two hours, it was ready to restart…..(was needed since kernel was upgraded too)….

What were my expectations from it…it don’t remember now…

But after 5 mins…I must say, I was amazed with the responsiveness, various plasma animations, new goodies, reworked theme…..
It was feeling like a new desktop altogether…Believe me !!!

The developers must be having some magic wand really.

The Qt on my system is 4.4.3, the new Qt (Qt 4.5) is bringing many new performance improvements and some new features.

Let me show you some of the screenshots here….

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Here, I’ll tell you the differences which I found from the kde 4.1 ………..

After relogin, the first changed thing I percieved was the panel…
bluish, cylindrical feel..

System-tray is absolutely clean and sharp…and no more disformation of the items…

the new Icon for the pluggedin devices makes perfact sense now….(first time user also could easily understand what would this icon do)…

I removed guidance-power-manager, since powerdevil service was running…
this is the best part…..powerdevil is just great !!!

Now, plasmoids show the notification (using the plasma itself)…
with veeeeeeeeeryyyyyyyyyyy smooth animation…..
made me say WOWWWWWWW…..

A new calander has been brought, nice….though previous one was also not that bad..

New system information plasmoids are also very useful and sleek…..

The new sliders are absolutely brilliant..thanks to Huynh Huu Long for that….

and the new progression bar…is also superb…..hmmmm…smooth…

these new improvements give you a feeling of depth and 3D in the objects…
and objects look live….

kde42-1.png

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now the size information of the usb pendrives can be seen by just hovering the pointer on that…
the new kickoff menu has also improved greatly……

I can get more space for icons and information by removing the menu-bar and since I’ve a wide-screen
monitor it is better to keep the toolbar vertically, instead of horizontally….
Not bad, huh????

kde42-3.png

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some plasmoids, nothing to say here….you know what I’m saying…

kde42-4.png

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The new thumbnailer has been improved….very fast and smooth thumbnails….
with fantastic shadows with the images…
BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WORK…..!!!

kde42-5.png

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I request you guys for one thing, here…
From nowon _never_, I mean NEVER-ever compare KDE with Vista lookwise…
for such comparision we have OS-X for God sake…

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the icon preview…
has been more beautified in recent SVNs…

See the Real-state available in dolphin….

kde42-6.png

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last plugged-i device message..can be seen by mouse hover on Plugged-in devices icon…

kde42-7.png

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the power-devil window…

kde42-8.png

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can get good realstate in konqueror too, by removing the menu bar…

kde42-9.png

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our beloved Amarok….
and krunner…

kde42-10.png

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see the new coping notification….
a very good example of the power of plasma technology….(KIO is great)

kde42-11.png

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the new improved progression bar
see the poor downloading speed..

kde42-12.png

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here, i enable the composite …

kde42-13.png

kde42-14.png

kde42-15.png
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After these all screenshots….
I would say, 99.99999999999% of changes are welcomed…

But there some points (personal), which I don’t comfortable with….
– The panel style….I strongly believe it’s not the final……
I don’t like Its vistaish look…
– The options in the kde applications (“File”, “Edit”, “View”, … , “Settings”) should be more similar…
for instance, some of the application don’t have “Show menubar” option…or
“Configure shortcuts” and “Configure ” are not placed in similar order in all the applications…
But we have still more than one month to fix them….

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I have totally no idea what KDE 4.3 and KDE 4.x would bring….
by working on this _beta-one_ software I can say….OS-X would start imitating usability and look of KDE for sure…(already using khtml) very soon….

r u readyyyyyyyyyyyyy ???

Posted in KDE, KDE4, Linux by notoveryet on October 7, 2008