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PCLinuxOS 2007 Binaries Ready

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  • Friday, June 01 2007 @ 08:44 AM EEST
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KBFX - Releases Hi all,
Thanks to our user @nleditor, now we have binaries for the PCLinuxOS 2007 Final.
Have fun with them ;)

KBFX Stable (KBFX Silk 0.4.9.3.1) released

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  • Wednesday, May 16 2007 @ 09:03 PM EEST
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KBFX - Releases Hello everyone,

After a long silence from us now we are happy to announce that finally the stable release of KBFX is ready.
We made a lot of changes to the KBFX Configurator and to KBFX Menu itself.
However we were not able to implement everything you proposed and everything we wanted. So some of the features (see the TODO list in the source files) in "KBFX Silk" (0.4.9.3.1) are still not ready. We are sure that they will present in the next stable release which will be due just after KDE4 is released.
The menu itself, however, is fully functional.

Thanks to all of you who gave us ideas and who tested the prerelease versions of KBFX.

When you download and install this version you may report the found bugs HERE or in an email to me at phobosk(at)mail.kbfx.net

We wait for your opinion and reports.

Take a look at the renewed sections of kbfx.net - How To?
We advise all the KBFX theme authors to have a look at the How to create themes for 0.4.9.3 section in order to transform their themes from the old format to the new one ;)
And look at all the documents in the doc folder of the sources.
For additional help on install see INSTALL file in the sources archive.

All the best from your KBFX Team. :)


Note: Things to be considered before installing "KBFX Silk"
=======================================


1.) To configure and compile "KBFX Silk" you need Cmake >= 2.4.2

2.) To configure, compile and install "KBFX Silk" simply run ./build.sh

3.) Before the install of "KBFX Silk", please unload and uninstall any previous version of KBFX.

4.) After the install of "KBFX Silk" please relogin KDE.

5.) If you need file searching capabilities in KBFX, please download and install Strigi

6.) To enable Strigi support in KBFX, please pass --strigi OR -s option to build.sh i.e: ./build.sh --strigi



========DEMO==============
1.) Flash Demo
2.) User's Guide
3.) Strigi Install Guide




************WARNINIG************

The Skin Spec for KBFX Silk has undergone radical changes!
Many of the themes on kde-look.org might not work!
We encourage theme authors to update their skins or make new ones.
For help on that see here

Thank you.

********************************




The Changelog is as follows:

0.4.9.3.1
=========
- CHANGED layout and font configfile specs
- UPDATED help documentation
- ADDED fade transition effect on the KBFX Button
- ADDED install guides for using checkinstall
- ADDED Hungarian translation (thanks to Ferenc Stelcz for it)
- ADDED option to watch for KDE global changes like new installed applications
- ADDED option for Theme Info
- ADDED resizable configuration dialogs
- ADDED drag&drop hover, pressed and normal images over the KBFX button
- ADDED tooltip support for the KBFX button
- ADDED switch between KBFX and K Menu
- ADDED new two panel skin - "2panels"
- ADDED configurable middle background - middleboxbg.png
- ADDED fonts support in every part of the menu
- ADDED layout support in the KBFX Configurator
- ADDED support for the new versions of strigi
- ADDED support for use of strigi in Gentoo
- ADDED support for SVN version in Gentoo
- ADDED support for PCLinuxOS rpm build (thanks to @PaGal and @tom777 for the testing)
- ADDED support for future KDE4 (part 1)
- ADDED uninstall option for "build.sh" script
- FIXED cmake uninstall
- FIXED RPM .la issues
- FIXED some major bugs
- REMOVED Water effect (too much CPU time consuming and not a favorite one for our users)

KBFX Help written and published

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KBFX - News Hi all,
Now the help pages of KBFX are ready. They are using the "docbook" format so you can feel more comfortable with the help of KBFX.
You can find the new KBFX Help here: www.kbfx.net

KBFX Stable is on the way

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KBFX - Releases Hi all,
The long silence from us was not because we did nothing... :)
Now I am proud to announce that KBFX is ready for a Stable release.
But before that we want to be sure there are no bugs in the current sources. So that is why we are "releasing" a testing KBFX version. It is intended for all of you testers that want to use KBFX and contribute.
The offered version is stable enough (at least our team didn't notice any bugs), but as a precaution we want it first widely tested to be sure it can be named "Stable". So when you download and install this version you may report the found bugs HERE or in an email to me at phobosk(at)mail.kbfx.net

You can download the sources from OUR WEBSITE HERE.
The tar.bz2 is HERE.
There is a src.rpm that is made on Mandriva 2007 but is suitable for all RPM based distroes (just use the command rpmbuild --rebuild kbfx-...)
There is a binary rpm for Mandriva users too HERE.

So we wait for your opinion and reports.
Take a look at the renewed sections of kbfx.net - How To?
We advise all the KBFX theme authors to have a look at the How to create themes for 0.4.9.3 section in order to transform their themes from the old format to the new one ;)
And look at all the documents in the doc folder of the sources.
For additional help on install see INSTALL file in the sources archive.

The Changelog is as follows:

0.4.9.3-20070225
================
- CHANGED layout and font configfile specs
- ADDED resizable configuration dialogs
- ADDED drag&drop hover, pressed and normal images over the KBFX button
- ADDED tooltip support for the KBFX button
- ADDED switch between KBFX and K Menu
- ADDED new two panel skin - "2panels"
- ADDED configurable middle background - middleboxbg.png
- ADDED fonts support in every part of the menu
- ADDED layout support in the KBFX Configurator
- ADDED support for the new versions of strigi
- ADDED support for use of strigi in Gentoo
- ADDED support for SVN version in Gentoo
- ADDED support for PCLinuxOS rpm build (thanks to @PaGal for the testing)
- ADDED support for future KDE4 (part 1)
- ADDED uninstall option for "build.sh" script
- FIXED cmake uninstall
- FIXED RPM .la issues
- FIXED some major bugs

KBFX Silk 0.4.9.3-20070117 Released

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  • Thursday, January 18 2007 @ 12:22 AM EET
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KBFX - Releases Hello everyone,

For all of you that thought we might be dead - you were wrong. ;)
But we had good reason to wait that long with another release:
We wanted to implement things that needed a drastic code rewrite and we wanted to make KBFX ready for porting to KDE4. These requirements urged us - once more - to rewrite it from scratch, allowing us to implement a plug-in infrastructure, which makes KBFX even more customizable. This time, customizable doesn't only include the presentation, but also the functionality.

As this was - and is - a big project - we yet were not able to implement everything we wanted. So some of the features we want in KBFX Silk 0.4.9.3 are still not ready. The menu itself, however, is fully functional.

As KBFX Silk includes many improvements in speed, functionality and design, we wanted to make it available for you. And although we are not yet able to make an official stable release, we proudly present you KBFX Silk 0.4.9.3 as Tested Technology Preview - KBFX Silk TTP. This means the code is stable and was under extensive internal testing and code review, but we still miss some of the functionality desired for the official release, especially in terms of configuration.

So try it, and have fun.

We have great respect for our users, so we choosed one Start Button from kde-look.org and inserted it in this release.
We will use this button until KBFX Silk 0.4.9.3 comes out as stable version. We would like to congratulate Revaline C. Regendra and give him big credits and thanks.

All the best from your KBFX Team. :)


Note: Things to be considered before installing KBFX Silk TTP ===============================================

1.) To configure and compile KBFX Silk TTP you need Cmake >= 2.4.2

2.) To configure and compile KBFX Silk TTP simply run ./build.sh

3.) After the install of KBFX Silk TTP, please unload and uninstall any previous version of KBFX.

4.) Please delete ~/.kde/share/config/kbfxrc after unloading the old version's KBFX applet.

5.) Relogin KDE and load the KBFX Silk TTP applet

6.) If you need file searching capabilities in KBFX, please download and install Strigi

7.) To enable Strigi support in KBFX, please pass --strigi OR -s option to build.sh
i.e: ./build.sh --strigi


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