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Diederik van der Boor Apeldoorn, Netherlands
KMess, Live/MSN Messenger for Linux

Chat & Messenging by rubenvd 46 comments

We've just pushed this change in the KMess git repository, so you can expect this feature to arrive in the next update(s). :-D

And yeah, it's a pretty neat feature to have :D - Jul 09 2010
KMess, Live/MSN Messenger for Linux

Chat & Messenging by rubenvd 46 comments

When it comes to plain text it all looks the same indeed. (even KWrite and KWord look similar in that sense.. :p).
But if you have more specific needs, you’ll either love KMess and dislike Kopete, or visa vera.

Both applications have a difference audience:
– Kopete is used by people who need to use multiple protocols.
– KMess is used by people who like to have an client optimized for *all* features of *one* protocol.

There are users coming from MS Windows who like to have an MSN client as they’re used to, and preferably better.
This is what KMess offers, and it’s seriously a reason why people switch (or didn’t switch before).

We’re making a MSN Protocol lbrary, which will allow Kopete developers to improve Kopete too if they like to ;) - Mar 11 2010
Device Information KCM

System Software by hubnerd 24 comments

This looks wonderful, and much better then the current kinfocenter dialogs. Could this one replace them? (in kinfocenter?)

Thanks for your lovely work! :) - Oct 22 2009

Webcam & Monitoring by apol 101 comments

Really nice :-)

Can't wait to have photobooth effects on Linux :-D

What's the red/yellow/green dot about btw? :-/ - Sep 17 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions by dridk 284 comments


I've tried to use this applet to translate from NL -> English. Each time I reopen the applet, the language is reset to French -> English unfortunately. Could you fix this issue?

Thanks a lot! :)

I'm using version 0.9 in openSUSE. - Jul 28 2009

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

I'm really happy to see work in this direction too. I'm a big fan of this previous Oxygen style too:

I can imagine that can't be a default for KDE 4. However, seeing you work on something like this makes me just smile :) - Sep 26 2007

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oever 126 comments

Good point. Apple's Spotlight actually does something like that. When it finds a pdf file, opening it automatically highlights the matched items.

Perhaps use a file://home/user/test.pdf#searchquery for that? - May 06 2007

Utilities by gyunaev 103 comments

Cool. I'm all in for integrated document viewers :) - Mar 16 2007

Utilities by gyunaev 103 comments

I'm curious, can this application be added to KDE4-core? - Mar 14 2007

Network by kdeveloper 58 comments

I love to see this application mature. Ethereal/Wireshark does what I need but looks ugly and is cluttered with confusing options.

Things I expect from a sniffer tool:
- set a filter on ports
- provide some default filters (e.g. www traffic)
- follow tcp streams
- identify common packets (e.g. HTTP GET, ARP who-has)
- identify different tcp streams.
- provide details for common protocols (e.g. plugin based) For instance I'd love to develop a msn plugin for it that adds descriptions to the various messages.

Nothing more nothing less :) - Feb 13 2007
kim+Set serv menus/right click ACTIONS

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by blurymind 13 comments

Just a question: is this menu supposed to make small operations easier, or it it ment as exhaustive image editing tool? Because the current screenshots make me think it does the latter... :-/ - Apr 05 2006
MSN 7 Emoticons for Kopete

Emoticons by penna 12 comments

Aren't these emoticons copyrighted by Microsoft..?
I don't believe these can be distributed freely under the GPL.. - Nov 01 2005
KMess, Live/MSN Messenger for Linux

Chat & Messenging by rubenvd 46 comments

What distro are you using? I didn't have to use a -lssl so far.

About the KAction error, this looks a bit silly, doesn't it? :-p If you remove the --enable-phone stuff it compiles (skips that part). The kphone parameter doesn't do anything at the moment. - Sep 29 2005
KMess, Live/MSN Messenger for Linux

Chat & Messenging by rubenvd 46 comments

I didn't have plans for this feature yet, but I've added it to the TODO list.

Because there are other most-wanted features on the list too, those will likely be implemented first. I hope you understand this. :-) - Sep 29 2005
KMess, Live/MSN Messenger for Linux

Chat & Messenging by rubenvd 46 comments

Please try the 1.4.1 release, it has been fixed there. - Sep 29 2005

Board by redsh 68 comments

Cool program, looks nice. I hope to see this in the real KDE one day. - Sep 08 2005
KMess, Live/MSN Messenger for Linux

Chat & Messenging by rubenvd 46 comments

Thanks for the advice.

There are a lot of interesting features we could implement. Too bad I have to make a choice now. I have some other msn protocol features planned too. Hold on! ;-)

As for SIP support, it appears many projects incorporate the LinPhone source code in their projects. I have my vote for KCall ( now, once they have a stable kde-based library we can used directly. :-) - Sep 02 2005
KMess, Live/MSN Messenger for Linux

Chat & Messenging by rubenvd 46 comments

Thanks for helping out! :-)

We've just released version 1.4, and RPMs for SuSE 9.3 are available at: - Sep 02 2005
KMess, Live/MSN Messenger for Linux

Chat & Messenging by rubenvd 46 comments

We see what we can do. I want to include many of the newer features from msn 6/7. Now that 1.4 is stable, this is the perfect time to start working on newer msn stuff. Some features do have more priority then wallpapers at the moment, but please be patient. ;-) - Sep 02 2005
Kopete chat window suggestion

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by shulato 11 comments

There was, I think, a chatwindow project like this one with a panel on the side but I can't remember if it's still alive ...

I think you're referring to this one: ? ;)

and yes, it's alive again. - Jul 28 2005
Quick video thumbnail hack/My desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by fubarbundy 15 comments

Another question.. does anyone know which SuSE package to install? I don't even have a videothumbnails folder on my computer? - Jul 26 2005
Quick video thumbnail hack/My desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by fubarbundy 15 comments

Get this in KDE!! :-) Looks awsome. - Jul 26 2005
Dropdown Terminal

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by FishB8 28 comments

There is something called Kuake which does the same thing, but it's a KDE application with konsolepart. Perhaps worth looking at, and perhaps inproving it..! - Jul 26 2005
Ventrilo for Linux (Client) Opinion PLZ!

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by nookie 18 comments

The design looks nice. Perhaps the light orange buttons can be hidden under a pulldown-menu/settings dialog?

Hope to see it in action one day. (or if someone is already working on a client, offer this design to them!! :-) - Jul 26 2005
Program Control Center (KDE)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by nookie 60 comments

I like this idea. Looks intuitive

Just two thoughts:
- I think the left panel can be improved by using a "Qtoolbox". ie. it only shows the "Program Manager" expanded, and the "Search for programs" is displayed at the bottom. When you click on the "Search for programs" bar it scrolls up to the "Program manager" bar. Only one panel is fully visible. I hope I explained the widget right.
- One other question: do you have an solution to display a "detail" list in case a user finds many programs? The way YaST does this springs to my mind. - Jul 26 2005
Improved Preview Operation

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oliverthered 26 comments

Sounds like a great idea, is it in the KDE SVN already? You might want to consider contacting a developer (or for this.

I really love it to be a default thing for KDE. (especially considering the fact you already did the coding :-)) - Jul 26 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by nunogomez 27 comments

I agree KDE needs some rethinking of the user interface. Some progress is already made. Compare KDE 3.1 vs 3.4 and you'll notice differences. Some bloat has been reduced, menu's gotten shorter, control panels got better. KMail has seen nice improvements with the help of

But this progress is not made by undoing what others build with sweat and tears. Perhaps an implementation was bad, but should we erase the entire idea for that alone?

KDE can move on by organizing widgets nicer, finding better layouts. Moving stuff to the place it should be. In your limited design people well eventually have needs for more features. Where will those be put? IMHO, it's a dead end. - Jul 26 2005
SuSE 9.2 Splash

KDM3 Themes by vdboor 3 comments

Does this require a certin version of KDE? I am currently using 3.3

Sorry I forgot... KDM supports gdm-like themes as of KDE 3.4. I've added some information about this now. - Jul 06 2005
SuSE 9.3 Bootsplash for 1280x1024

Bootsplash Various by nekten 3 comments

Please make this theme available for 1024x768 too! My system can't run 1280x1024 in framebuffer mode. - Jul 04 2005
SuSE-Green Theme

KDM3 Themes by AMO88 5 comments

You can make a screenshot using "vncviewer :1". This should open a new window with your login screen in SuSE. You can take a snapshot of that contents - Jul 03 2005
AKDC Beta3 preview 2(see changelog)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by jrch2k 357 comments

Unfortunately I noticed three issues with this style:
- the control center crashes.. :-(
- the style does not display the "what is this button" well when it's moved to the right side.
- all new styles use a "configure" button as of kde 3.2 (or 3.3?) AKDC still displays all configuration options in the main dialog.

I hope you can fix these issues. But this doesn't stop me from using this style already.. because it looks awsome!! and gives my desktop a refreshing look!!

This is the crash backtrace:

Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 1095872032 (LWP 32711)]
[KCrash handler]
#7 0x408495da in QImage::copy () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/
#8 0x41ffcc64 in Corona::CoronaHandler::loadPixmap ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/
#9 0x4200152e in Corona::CoronaHandler::createPixmaps ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/
#10 0x41ffbbd7 in Corona::CoronaHandler::CoronaHandler ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/
#11 0x41ffbc18 in create_factory () from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/
#12 0x41fc6597 in KDecorationPlugins::loadPlugin ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/
#13 0x41f9e3db in KWinDecorationModule::resetPlugin ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/
#14 0x41fa01ab in KWinDecorationModule::KWinDecorationModule () - Jun 25 2005

System Software by lastnico 117 comments

Thanks for your feedback. I'm looking forward to the next release.

> I'm not sure to want to add a
> special column for this because

Well, why add another column for it? Could you ignore/remove the [num] part?

> it seems that only Cron process
> use this kind of special thing.

At my system, gpm, nmbd, sshd, xinetd, kdm_config, hotway seam to do the same thing. I believe the number just represents the process/thread number the event was fired from. That's why I think this information can be ignored in a "aggegrator" kind-of-thing like KSystemLog is. - Jun 21 2005

System Software by lastnico 117 comments

This is a nice application. I must say I've never had such a good overview of all errors in my log files. :-)

I think it has a lot of potential. It still has room for improvement, e.g:
- detect and mark common errors
- explain standard messages
- parse common lines, like iptable/cron/auth lines
- parse distro-stuff like SuSE's SFW2-* prefixes for iptables.
- detect log files automatically
In other words: make sure log files can be read efficiently and errors can be spotted quickly (like sysadmins can in the Windows 2000 event log) :-) I wish I could help you, but I have another project running myself.

One other thing: the process column often shows stuff like cron[435] cron [14412], etc... Could you detect this "thread identifier"? - Jun 20 2005
What theme/style are you using? - Jun 15 2005
'Window URGENT' flash options

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by cratos 10 comments

KDE 3.3 already supports window flashing. Take a look in the "system notifications" tab. Each application which uses knotify already supports window flashing. - May 15 2005
It looks like a great tool, maybe just a little complex to use. How do you think about minimalizing some options?

For example, KMail has a big dialog like "[subject] [contains] [text]", but it's all very complex to use (have to think a lot), and I can never find what I'm looking for. I tend to use the search-bar at the main window nowadays, and I'm a great fan of it. It's leaner, minimalistic, and easier to use.

I remember MS Outlook Express uses a sort-of friendly way to create message filters. It has a text box with a reasonable english-like sentence. e.g. "For messages with the subject (your text, as url), do the following: (action as url)". The variable parts of the sentence are hyperlinks, and clicking them popups of the choices, or text-input forms.

Maybe this is useful your you? - May 09 2005
KMenu styles+complete editability

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zvonSully 10 comments

Just wondering, have you seen the menu SuSE has? It's exactly like your "internet" menu.

The most great feature of the SuSE menu:
- if you have one webbrowser installed, you'll have a "Internet/Web browser" icon.
- if you have 2 browsers installed, you'll have a "Internet/Web browser/" menu :) - Apr 24 2005
Sakahagi kopete theme

Kopete Styles by yagami 15 comments

MAN! this theme rocks! Totally awsome.
I can't wait to implement simular functionality in my messenger application, once xslt parsing works.
(if you allow me to use this theme off course) - Apr 21 2005
KDesktop Menu

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by rfujimoto 115 comments

Something that might help:

Copy the /opt/kde3/share/apps/kdelibs/admin/ folder over the admin folder of the project. Then run Make -f makefile.dist (or something like that) again, and re-run configure.

Good luck! - Apr 04 2005
KDM Theme Manager

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by smileaf 237 comments

Great! This is just the part that's missing in the control panel. I hope you can improve this, and include it in the kde/kdm control panel applet.

(or maybe improve the messy panel we still have today) - Mar 24 2005

Graphic Apps by rgroult 69 comments

I'm curious: why did you write another viewer for KDE? - Mar 12 2005
Bartendavid bootsplash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by VenimK 4 comments

Could you please provide the bootsplash config file? I don't like to guess the size of the frame you used. - Feb 07 2005
Hurry On Sundown

Wallpaper Other by raoulduke2 2 comments

This wallpaper is really nice. I'm using it right now. Too bad your contribution was a little late for the contest.. - Jan 29 2005

Network by gmueller2000 2 comments

what is nagios actually? - Jan 27 2005
Screenshots in the bookmarks (mockup)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by djworld 13 comments

Agreed.. but it would be serious eye candy :-p - Jan 27 2005
Konqueror Burning Sidebar

Utilities by phlegmatic 60 comments

..can you share some of the dialogs/code with K3B? - Jan 03 2005
XPish grayfade at logout (KDE33x-patch)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by tobydox 9 comments

I'd rather love to see something unique instead.. sorry, I feel KDE needs to find it's own style, not duplicating everything in XP here.. - Jan 03 2005
KDE CC/IC, Konqueror, KMail (IN CVS)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lokheed 128 comments

I do hope the colors will be adjusted to the color scheme automatically... - Jan 03 2005
Flash Cards for CrystalSVG

Icon Sub-Sets by yoalieh 2 comments

This icon is great! Indeed KDE needs moe icons, not more iconsets. I hope this icon will be available in KDE 3.4 :) - Dec 14 2004

Graphic Apps by CKulT 185 comments

I'm curious, and sorry for my rant, but why another image viewer? We have so many right now... too many imho

Each one tries to solve problems of the other, but starts having it's own problems the original app adressed (have been looking for a quote from Linus here, but didn't find it) - Nov 30 2004

Webcam & Monitoring
by apol

Sep 17 2009
Sep 17 2009