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Re: Social Desktop

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 16:32:26 +0100
Message-ID: <9178f78c0910290832o5d5669d2s48fc93ba50b3f448@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 1:00 AM, Melvin Carvalho
> <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The concept behind the Social Desktop is to bring the power of online
>> communities and group collaboration to desktop applications and the
>> desktop shell itself.
>>
>> A first realization of this concept is now implemented as a plasmoid
>> (a desktop widget) for the KDE desktop. KDE Version 4.3 is going to
>> have a so called Social Desktop Plasmoid integrated.
>>
>> http://www.socialdesktop.org/
>>
>> KDE 4.3 was released today, will be interesting to see how well
>> "social desktop" integrates with the OS.
>
> Also tracking the "Social from the Start" initiative, which should be
> part of the upcoming Ubuntu release next month
>
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-karmic-social-from-the-start
>
> Gwibber seems to be a key element, but I hear it may eventually be
> part of the operating install process.

Here it is!

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/9.10-release

Social from the Start


This release has an emphasis on connecting you to your online social networks.

New social features include:

- The KDE Microblogging Plasma widget as part of the default desktop
experience for your identi.ca and Twitter fix

- The Google Calendar Plasma widget is available for adding to your desktop

- The Facebook Plasma widget lets you stay up to date with your
friends, also available for adding to your desktop

- KDE Image plugins let you connect to Flickr and other photo sites
from Gwenview and Digikam

- Choqok is available to install for a full microblogging setup.

- The OpenDesktop Social Plasma widget is ready for your desktop to
connect you to your free software neighbours

- The Facebook Kopete plugin so that you can chat with your Facebook
contacts from the comfort of the default chat client. This is still at
an experimental stage and contains known problems so is available only
from universe, let us know how it works on the Feedback page below.

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