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rekonq 0.7.0 now in updates-testing

Just a short heads up to let you all know that rekonq 0.7.0 is now in updates-testing for F14, F15, F16 and devel. rekonq 0.7.0 – General Cleanup – OpenSearch support (XML & JSON parsers) – Better cache management (WebKit Page Cache feature support) – Enhanced Private Browsing mode (needs KDE SC 4.6) – New […]

Finally new nVidia drivers (173.14.27) for legacy (GeForce 5xxx) cards!

Proprietary drivers only though. But at least they are compatible with xorg 1.8 and that means shiny desktop effects within Fedora 13 again for me. I must admit that the nouveau driver has come a long way recently although I never got the desktop effects to run as smoothly as they do with the proprietary […]

rekonq 0.2

Last weekend Orcan Ogetbil finished the review on rekonq (thanks again!). rekonq is a new web browser designed for KDE. It’s small, light-weight, built with Qt and based on WebKit. Here’s a screenshot: Currently it’s queued for -testing for F-10 [1] and F-11 [2] and can be installed from rawhide right away. Just a simple […]

KDE 4.3.1

Thanks to the Fedora KDE SIG, KDE 4.3.1 is now located in updates. That means that you can use your favorite package manager to update to the latest version of KDE. This version of KDE brings us many improvements in the kdepim section, many Kmail bugs have been fixed. To see what’s new in KDE […]

Fedora and KDE

If you would like to see more of KDE in Fedora then give Kevin Kofler a vote at the FESCo Elections. Do you want the KDE SIG to be represented in FESCo? Do you want KDE to get treated as a first-class citizen in Fedora? Do you want to stop the misleading abuse of the […]

Missing grub splash screen / background

Does your grub either look like this: or this Than you should change your grub.conf a bit to make it properly work. This happens when hiddenmenu is enabled and when a timeout has been set. A known workaround is adding “verbose=0” to your grub.conf. Below you’ll find my grub.conf: # grub.conf generated by anaconda # […]

KDE 4.2.85 (KDE 4.3 Beta 1)

Yesterday Rex Dieter announced the landing of KDE 4.2.85 in kde-redhat/unstable for Fedora 11 (Fedora 10 coming soon).  Since I like to live on the bleeding edge, I decided to give it a try. Installing it was fairly easy. You just have to make sure that you’ve got the kde-redhat repositories installed and that the […]

Yesterday was a really nice day

I had a day off due to the Easter holidays. The weather was excellent. That gave me some space to play with kdesvn-build to have a go at KDE 4.3 (while compiling, I was outside having a beer). Surprisingly after some rebuilds because of missing dependencies, I managed to have it almost fully, and more […]

Fedora 10 and KDE 4.2.2

KDE 4..2.2 has been released yesterday! And for all the daredevils out there, Rex Dieter from the Fedora KDE SIG has pushed it into the KDE- RedHat (testing) repository’s for Fedora 10 (the updates also have been pushed to Rawhide). So if you are desperate to give it a try, follow the instructions on the […]

Fedora 11 countdown counter part 2

Usually I’m not fond of posting blog entry’s so close to each other, although nicu has kindly pointed out to me that there is an official Fedora countdown counter (https://fedoraproject.org/en/counter). I didn’t realize it existed until it got pointed out (well I knew about it, although my enthusiasm beat me to it). He also pointed […]