Saturday, January 07, 2006

KDE 4 to incorporate Solid device and network capabilities

After a lot of coding behind the scenes, a new initiative to improve
KDE's interaction with network and hardware devices has been launched.
Solid, will provide an API for better interaction with dynamically
changing hardware and network environments as a result of newer wireless
and hotplugging environments. The project aims to start including these
features in KDE 4.

"Solid will be a giant leap for KDE," says project lead Kévin Ottens.
"For example, the desktop will be able to deal wisely with your computer
hibernating. You'd want network interfaces to go down and for
network-enabled applications to gracefully handle the disconnection; USB
devices should be synced to avoid data loss".