Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Feb 2007 16:12 UTC, submitted by KugelKurt
KDE Boudewijn Rempt writes about the KDE image manipulation program Krita. He writes about Flake support and various features regarding image rendering quality like a new fast scaler. Zack Rusin writes about the ongoing effort to port WebKit to Qt4 for possible inclusion in KDE 4. A new issue of the KDE Commit-Digest has also been released, telling us about various topics like NetworkManager support in KDE 4 or the installment of techbase.kde.org. In addition, this document [.pdf] presents what has been accomplished in the Nepomuk-KDE project so far.
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RE[3]: Krita vs. Gimp
by Narishma on Mon 26th Feb 2007 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Krita vs. Gimp"
Narishma
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2005-07-06

From what I understand, there are some KHTML developers who want to switch to Webkit, and some who don't since like you say it's mainly controlled by Apple. I don't know if anything has been decided for KDE 4.

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RE[4]: Krita vs. Gimp
by elsewhere on Mon 26th Feb 2007 22:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Krita vs. Gimp"
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2005-07-13

From what I understand, there are some KHTML developers who want to switch to Webkit, and some who don't since like you say it's mainly controlled by Apple. I don't know if anything has been decided for KDE 4.

I do think there's an inherent risk in adopting Webkit if it's controlled by Apple, but in fairness Apple has improved relations significantly, some of the devs even have cvs access now.

As well, Webkit is being adopted by other players, like Nokia and Adobe, for their web platforms, so theoretically there's far better opportunity for collaboration than if KDE uses KHTML as a purely inhouse project.

I'm not as adverse to the idea of Webkit as I would have been a few months ago, but I can understand the trepidation and think it needs to be evaluated carefully.

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RE[5]: Krita vs. Gimp
by KugelKurt on Mon 26th Feb 2007 23:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Krita vs. Gimp"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

WebKit's main advantages IMHO are these two:
1.) While KHTML supports CSS3, WebKit's "glitch mode" (for badly programmed pages) seems better.

2.) WebKit has paid developers.

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