LinuxTag Day One (May 28, 2008)
Like last year I’m again standing at the Kubuntu Community booth at this years LinuxTag. Just now I’ve attended the keynote held by Aaron Seigo, ambassador of the KDE project. It was a very interesting talk which covered topics like Internet-Mobile-Desktop interaction, security, effects, Nokia and more. The most important parts roughly listed are:
- you’ll one day be able to use the same (KDE) applications everywhere - Marble and Plasma for example already just compile and work on mobile devices
- the internet will get much more embedded into your everyday applications. Marble with OpenStreetMap & Wikipedia support or Amarok with its storage backends (Lastfm, Jamendo etc. etc.) are good examples in this regard.
- KDE4 is much more accessible than KDE3 thanks to QAccessible
- security and privacy is not forgotten! This is free software, don’t forget that. Plasma Applet packages will get GPG signed (just like the DEB packages in Apt). And you have control over what data is send where - no Stasi 2.0 here!
- Nokia is actively supporting KDE, fear not! And of course never underestimate the power of the Free Qt Foundation.