Remember the days when some people considered KDE4 to be in the land of Hurd and Duke Nukem Forever? Now already KDE 4.2 is just around the corner, and looking greater then ever. I am so happy there is the Oxygen team with KDE 🙂 And the storm-resistent Plasma people are really pushing the desktop to new highs. Plus KWin is really stunning (even for the poor people stuck with XRender, or can I do more with my Ati Rv 250? How exactly?)
Also in the module of the KDE Utilities, kdeutils, things have moved forward: Ark and KGpg have seen a lot of improvements and fixes, thanks to Harald Hvaal and Yew Ming Chen for Ark and Rolf Eike Beer for KGpg. Then David Johnson has given KCalc more love, and Michael Leupold has brought KWallet in the kdelibs and the KDE Wallet Manager into a usable state again. Furthermore Okteta has been advanced by me.
For most developers though KDE 4.2 is already history again. KDE 4.3 is the next goal.
Some new things have also been committed for Okteta already, including the next brilliant and unique feature in the land of hex editors (it’s rather fun stuff 😉 ):
Know the problem of having your colleagues looking over shoulders onto your screen to get something presented, but they cannot decipher anything due to the longer distance from the screen?
See this strange three letters here?
No? Wait… *zoom, zoom with the slider* Here!
Making it possible to adjust your tools to your needs, isn’t that the core idea of FLOSS? 🙂
PS: Sure, you can zoom the view in Okteta since its first release in KDE 4.1, but it’s hidden in the menu for most, or did you know about Ctrl+[+]/[-]?