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KDE development

Where am I?

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From mid-2008 to the end of 2009 Lucas was working on KDE’s window manager and compositor, KWin, as a developer. Although he originally joined to just polish the desktop effects he somehow ended up doing quite a bit of core work as well. Below you can find a log of Lucas’s activities in KWin and KDE in general as well as other useful information that he came across during his development.

What is KDE?

KDE is an international technology team that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE’s products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and modern accessibility principles in mind. KDE4’s full-featured applications run natively on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X.

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  1. Window tabbing merged (15 November 2009)
  2. Plasma, panels, alt+tab and KWin (21 February 2009)
  3. I'm still alive (02 February 2009)
  4. KWin bug fix frenzy (15 December 2008)
  5. Alt+tabbing with lots of windows quickly (15 December 2008)
  6. Nov. 29th-Dec. 13th KWin bug fixes (13 December 2008)
  7. November 20th-28th KWin bug fixes (28 November 2008)
  8. $500 KWin bounty (27 November 2008)
  9. Almost nothing happened (26 October 2008)
  10. Window shadows in trunk (17 October 2008)
  11. Past fortnight in the KWin universe (08 October 2008)
  12. No tiling support for 4.2 (08 September 2008)
  13. Small KWin update (02 September 2008)
  14. #kwin (26 August 2008)
  15. New present windows layouts (25 August 2008)
  16. The new desktop grid (12 August 2008)
  17. Cubes and genies (01 August 2008)