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  • Saturday, January 13 2007 @ 05:44 PM EET
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KBFX - Releases Yes..the moment we release KBFX silk is down to hours. and we are working on the release and .getting the packages ready for you to download and install . and to give you a hands on experience of some things KDE4 plasma can bring you. While we finish up the work over here. we have a written a small booklet for you to read, about the up coming release . You can download the booklet in PDF format => KBFX SILK.pdf

As mentionned in the document linked above, we now offer a system search based on strigi. Information on Strigi and its integration in kbfx can be found here: strigi.pdf

Also some live demo can be viewed from http://www.kbfx.net/siraj/demo/ . this shows you kbfx menu in action . Watch a Live Demo

KBFX soon ready for release.

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  • Thursday, January 11 2007 @ 10:05 PM EET
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KBFX - Releases Hello Kbfx users.

We are back on track again and working forward KBFX Alpha Release.
There is a tons of new stuff inside.. The entire menu is now build on so called plugins.
We hope atlease that we will release Aplha preview this sunday..
Here is just a screenshot of current status..
Stay tuned out there!

KBFX is an extensible and customizable Desktop resource launcher for K Desktop environment
(KDE). It lets the Desktop users to quickly locate and execute applications, and files of
different types. Apart form the function of resource organization. KBFX lets you search for
resources using multiple search engines quickly and efficiently.

Interaction design of the menu is based on the expert advice from many usability experts. And combining it with our ideas to bring to life a very usable interface design. With KBFX-Spinx release we introduced the idea of a ‚??Flat indexed menu‚?Ě and we extend the concept further with this release of KBFX-Silk.

While the concepts and functions evolved from our learning curve and the
feedback of the user community and the press, the application was nearly completely rewritten
from scratch to be able to implement an extensible, flexible plug-in framework.

We combined the improved technology base with improved configuration possibilities and have thus created a launch menu that serves our needs and can be configured to suit your needs as well. Play around with the arrangement of components and plug-in, until you‚??re satisfied ‚?? or happy, as we are now able to deliver further functionality in the future, without touching the framework, by delivering plug-in.

The result was that slick, that we HAD to give it a slick name as well ‚?? Silk. Silk is the slickest
material we know, and Silk is the slickest launch menu around ‚?? not only on Linux, but ‚?? at
least in our view ‚?? on any operating system we have seen.
Are you ready to evolve? Are you ready for Silk?

New Features :

1.) Faster Load time
2.) The most extensible menu Ever
3.) search As u type
4.) Appealing and Easy Configration
5.) More Stable then Ever
6.) Maximum Eye-Candy

Report bugs section released - bugs.kbfx.net

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  • Saturday, December 09 2006 @ 11:39 AM EET
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KBFX - Releases

What's up all KBFX users out there!
First of all I want to say that we are very close to release KBFX!

But this is even more important at the moment.
We have installed a new Bugreporting system for KBFX.
You can find it at


We all hope that this bugtracking system will help us and also you guys track all those bugs in our
menu which you out there find.
So lets help us improve our menu even more

Best Regards KBFX Team

KBFX Released

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KBFX - Releases Hi all there...
Here is another release of KBFX - the release. A really bad bug connected to the search function has been fixed in it (thanks to @gropiuskalle for the bug report). Some other small and not visible improvements are done too....
Here is the changelog:
- CHANGED some aspects of autoconf/automake behaviour
- CHANGED "Toolbar Resize" behaviour - turned off by default so kicker doesn't change its size anymore
- ADDED support for Mandriva 2007 compilation (no menudrake there by default)
- FIXED Searchbar behaviour (thanks @gropiuskalle)
- FIXED some minor bugs

KBFX Released

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  • Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 06:48 PM EET
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KBFX - Releases Hi all,
There is the long waited bugfix release ....
This will be the last release of the series.
Later there will be a final release containing fixes of all the found bugs and few new translations.
From now on we are heading towards the totally new concept/code of the series.

As usual here is the ChangeLog:
- ADDED support for preparing .kbfxtheme files in konqueror (look the explanation in HOWTO file)
- ADDED "--prepare" commandline option to pack existing KBFX Skin Folders to .kbfxtheme files
- ADDED "Default Theme's Personal Image" to the "KBFX Configurator Application"
- ADDED "Toolbar Resize" option to the "KBFX Configurator Application" for the toolbar where the KBFX Button resides
- ADDED it, bg and nl translations
- FIXED some minor bugs

You can help us for the final KBFX release with the translation of the interface.
For this purpose please download the kbfxconfigapp.pot file from SourceForge and use KBabel or poEdit to make the translation. Next send the .po file to my mail - phobosk-at-mail.kbfx.net
Thanks in advance for this help.

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