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Developer Platform

[Done by Jos Poortvliet] The KDE development platform consist of range of technologies that will help you to build applications quickly and efficiently.

>> consists of a range of

Developers realized that by sharing the workload, their applications became easier to write and maintain, and stability and consistency was improved

>> were (?)

This filosofy is still present in the guidelines for adding new functionality to the libraries:

>> philosophy

Workspaces

Plasma Desktop

Done [Dario Andres] And if what you are looking for is not available, you can look among the tens of available widgets online.

>> tens of thousands of

If you want to organize your space, Plasma Desktop allows you to group your widgets into distinct activities, to suit better your usage tasks.

>> to better suit your

Thanks to its authorization framework, administrators can set policies easily, making possible to use it in kiosks or public computers

>> making it possible

Plasma Netbook

Partly Done [Dario ANdres]

The Plasma Netbook Workspace at a glance

>> Plasma Netbook workspace (?)

If you use a small, portable device such as a netbook, then the Plasma Netbook Workspace

>> Plasma Netbook workspace (?)

The Plasma Netbook's Search and Launch (SAL) interface provides a slick-looking and convenient access to all your application either by browsing or just by writing its name

>> applications

Whatever content you need, Plasma Desktop allows you to get it easily and without delays.

>> Seems like a bold promise..

The Plasma Netbook allows you to organize your computer the way you want. [...]

>> And how is this different from Plasma Desktop?

Applications

Graphics

DOne [Dario AndreS]

Organization of Photos in Albums and sub-Albums (with tags and comments support)

>> photos in albums and sub-albums

(more at http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about?q=about/features)

>> Should be a link?

KColorEdit is a very usefull tool that makes more easy and fun edit and create color palettes.

>> useful
>> fun to edit

etc)

>> etc.) (?) (two places)

Mull featured printing

>> Full (?)

http://www-devel.kde.org/applications/graphics/kiconedit/

KIconEdit is a tool designed to help create icons using the standard color palette.

>> creating (?)

Undo and redo on many functions.

>> functions (remove dot)

KRuler displays on screen a ruler measuring pixels. Position the 0 to your starting point (simple drag it), and read off (top left of the ruler) the precise pixel count to your cursor.

>> The last sentence seems a bit unnecessary, "KRuler displays a ruler on the screen, which makes it easy to measure pixels."

>> Remove all the dots in the Features list


Skanlite is a simple image scanning application that does nothing more than scan and save images, based on the KSane backend

>> backend. (add dot)

Games

[Dario Andres] Done

The goal of the game is to destroy all the buildings and advance to the next level. Each level gets a harder by increasing the speed of the plane and the height of the buildings.

>> "gets a bit harder" on "gets harder"

KAtomic is both fun and educational game built around molecular geometry.

>> "both a fun" (?)

The idea is stack the falling blocks in a way that lines are completely filled.

>> "is to stack"
>> "to create horizontal lines without any gaps" (?)

It is played on a field, surrounded by wall, with two or more balls that move about in the field bouncing off of walls. The player can build new walls, decreasing the size of active field.

>> "bouncing around within the walls"
>> "The object of the game is to build new walls to decrease the size of the active field."


KLines is a simple but highly addictive, one player game for KDE. KLines has been inspired by well known game of Color Lines, written by Olga Demina, Igor Ivkin and Gennady Denisov back in 1992.

>> "addictive one player"
>> Is this still correct after rebranding?
>> "was inspired by the well known game Color Lines"; is this really what the reader wants to know?

KMines is the classic Minesweeper game.

>> "a"

KNetWalk is a small game where you have to build up a computer-network by putting the rigth wires into the right order.

>> "computer network"
>> Not really true; "by rotating the wires to connect the terminals(?) to the server(?)"

KBlackbox is a game of hide and seek played on a grid of boxes where the computer has hidden several balls.

>> + "The position of the hidden balls can be deduced by shooting beams into the box."

KGoldrunner is jump and run/puzzle/logic game.

>> "is a jump" (what's a jump game anyway?)

The player then is expected to remove all the tiles off the game board by locating each tile's matching pair.

>> "player is" or "player is then"

Screenshot

>> I miss the Solitaire/Patience screenshot, because that's what most Windows users will recognize. :)

The idea behind KSame is to to completely clear the game board filled with the multicolored marbles

>> + "by removing groups of adjoining balls(?) of the same color."

In KSpaceDuel each of two possible players controls a satellite spaceship orbiting the sun. As the game progresses players have to eliminate opponent's spacecraft.

>> "players control" (?)
>> "the opponent's spacecraft with bullets or mines."

"KSquares is a game modeled after the well known pen and paper based game of Dots and Boxes."

>> Doesn't tell me much.. + "Each player takes it in turns to draw a line between two adjacent dots on the board. The objective is to complete more squares than your opponents."

>> Does this one really belong to games? (Not toys?)

You must go through the levels escaping ghosts in a maze. You lose a life when a ghost eats you, but you can eat the ghosts for a few seconds when eating an energizer. You win points when eating pills, energizers, and bonus, and you win one life for each 10,000 points. When you have eaten all the pills and energizers of a level, you go to the next level, and the player and ghost speeds increase. The game ends when you have lost all your lives.

>> A bit too wordy. "You must run through the maze to eat all pills without being captured by a ghost. By eating an energizer, Kapman gets the ability to eat ghosts for a few seconds. When a stage is cleared of pills and energizers, the player is taken to the next stage with slightly increased game speed."

Kolf is a miniature golf game, developed by Jason Katz-Brown in 2002.

>> This kind of information isn't written for any other game

KsirK is a computerized version of a well known strategy board game. KsirK is a multi-player network-playable game with an AI. The goal of the game is simply to conquer the World... It is done by attacking your neighbours with your armies.

>> Which one? "the well known strategic board game Risk"
>> This can be written under Features.
>> "the world by attacking"
>> "neighbors" (En US?)

or you can make up your own puzzles...

>> "own puzzles."

System

[Dario Andres]

* http://www-devel.kde.org/applications/system/kappfinder/

>> Old window deco and wallpaper

>> Non-composite screenshot

* http://www-devel.kde.org/applications/system/kinfocenter/

>> Old window deco and wallpaper

>> Non-composite screenshot

* http://www-devel.kde.org/applications/system/kioskadmintool/

lock down settings or otherwise restrict features of the KDE desktop. (KDE3)

>> Doesn't fit the current branding

>> Bold text in Features isn't consistent with other pages (?)

shows current print jobs, shows printer warnings and errors and shows when printers that have been plugged in for the first time are being auto-configured by hal-cups-utils.

>> "shows current print jobs, printer warnings and errors"
>> Too technical? "displays when newly plugged in printers has been auto-configured" (?)

>> I don't like the screenshot :P Here's one from my system (although it doesn't use all default options):

http://community.kde.org/File:Yakuake_h.png

I also have one with more transparency, and I can take one with an empty session if wanted.


Education

[Dario Andres] All the changes were uploaded. I splitted Marble description into feature items. Please check them. Regards
[Hans Chen] Thanks!


* http://www-devel.kde.org/applications/education/khangman/

"The game has several categories of words to play with and among them: Animals (animals words) and three difficulty categories: Easy, Medium and Hard."

>> "The game has several categories of words to play with, for example Animals (animals words), and three difficulty categories: Easy, Medium and Hard."

"apable to make simple MathML operations "

>> "capable to make simple MathML operations "

"The display includes upto 100 million stars"

>> "The display includes up to 100 million stars"

"Is a program that visualizes the Periodic Table of Elements"

>> "It is a program that visualizes the Periodic Table of Elements"

Doesn't seem to follow the other description styles.

Too wordy, could put some under "Features" instead.

"KLettres is an application specially designed to do help the user to"

>> "KLettres is an application specially designed to help the user to"

"KmPlot is a program to draw graphs, theit integrals or their derivations"

>> "KmPlot is a program to draw graphs, their integrals or derivatives (?)"

"the carthesic or the polar system"

>> "the Cartesian or the polar coordinate system"


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