Open Collaboration Services

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 in openDesktop.org | One Comment

I´m very exited about the progress we are doing for the Social Desktop at the moment. Because of the great work from Eckhart, Frederik and Jeremy we will have very good support for a lot of new features in KDE 4.4 I will blog about the details soon. But the most important thing is that […]

The Social Desktop Winners

Posted by on Oct 9, 2009 in openDesktop.org | One Comment

Today we are announcing the winners of the Social Desktop Contest. The Social Desktop Contest was launched in June with the goal to bring Web 2.0 ideas and our user and developer community closer to the desktop and foster community development and innovations around the OCS API. There have been many new ideas and innovations […]

Bringing together APIs and people

Posted by on Oct 2, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | 5 Comments

We launched interesting new features on openDesktop.org lately and made progress on the Social Desktop. So I think I should blog about the news and give you all an overview over the cool new stuff and the plans for the next few month. One idea is to integrate openDesktop.org, KDE-Look.org and KDE-Apps.org more with existing […]

Open-PC users choose KDE

Posted by on Sep 14, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | 2 Comments
Open-PC users choose KDE

The first Open-PC survey is now finished. Over 12,000 people participated in our survey with interesting results: 48% choose KDE as the Desktop. 42% choose GNOME and 9% choose Xfce. 52% chose Amarok as mediaplayer and 88% choose Firefox as default Browser. You can find the complete survey results here: http://open-pc.com/static/open-pc/open-pc-survey1.php The second survey started […]

OCS 1.3 is done

Posted by on Sep 2, 2009 in openDesktop.org | 3 Comments

10 minutes ago I released the open collaboration services API specification in version 1.3 This is a quite big release and includes important new features, user requests and bugfixes. I also updated openDesktop.org to support all the documented features. The most important changes are: Content – upload, edit and delete of entries like applications and […]

moving dates

Posted by on Aug 24, 2009 in KDE | 3 Comments

  The Social Desktop Contest The Contest is very successful so far. We got lots of great and interesting submissions for servers and clients, for Qt and GTK and even web interfaces. I´m glad that so many people like the idea of bringing online communities and desktop applications closer together. In the last few weeks […]

Let´s make KDE default in openSUSE

Posted by on Jul 28, 2009 in KDE | 15 Comments

I just learned that openSUSE is opening up more and more for the community. They even have a public website http://features.opensuse.org where everybody can suggest features and changes and the community can vote. Somebody told me that about 75% of all openSUSE users use KDE as a desktop but KDE is not the default. So […]

GCDS part two: Social Desktop / Earning Money with freedesktop

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | One Comment

So after 4 more days of interesting talks, great parties, BoF Session and inspiring conversations I like this conference even more than last weekend. Like every year I´m deeply impressed by the fact that so many expert from different areas, project and countries come together and build a fantastic and free desktop. My talks about […]

GCDS part one: Open-PC

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in KDE | 8 Comments

Akademy here in Gran Canaria is fantastic. The sea, the sun and the conference center are great. But the most important aspect are the great people of course. It´s always so much fun to meet old friends and make new ones. What I especially like are the great discussions about strategic and technical topics and […]

Social Desktop Contest

Posted by on Jun 16, 2009 in KDE, openDesktop.org | 5 Comments
Social Desktop Contest

Today we are launching the Social Desktop Contest. As you know the idea of the Social Desktop is to connect online webservices with desktop applications. We give away great prices to developers who help making this vision reality. The Open Collaboration Services API got a lot of new features in the past few month and […]