KDEPIM Akregator Faster than Ever

by Ostatic Staff - Jan. 19, 2016

Today in Linux news, Laurent Montel posted of new Akregator plans since version 2 was scrapped. Elsewhere, Matt Hartley discussed what he misses from Windows while Michael Sexton reported that Microsoft will limit processor updates to Windows 10 - pushing more users to Linux. Arch ended up winning that FOSS Force Distro of Year poll and Jesse Smith reviewed Kwort 4.3 in today's Distrowatch Weekly.

Kontact or KDEPIM users will be glad to hear that Akregator is getting some long overdue attention. Today Laurent Montel said, "Once upon a time [there was] a program named Akregator. It was born in 2004. But it didn't evolve during 6-7 years. It was a bad thing for an kdepim application. So for the next release (16.04) I decided to work on."

Montel has ported Akregator to use QTWebKit natively and reports that it's a lot faster and operates with less crashing. He's also rewritten Akregator to use Grantlee which speeds up page rendering and RSS refresh. Now Montel is concentrating on code clean up to be ready for Applications 16.04, but he said new features are coming soon.

As predicted, Arch has won the FOSS Force Best Distro of 2015 poll. Elementary OS came in second and Mint ranked third. openSUSE came in fifth with Slackware following closely. Ubuntu came in seventh place followed by Debian then Fedora and Mageia. Gentoo Linux got 34 votes outranking Kubuntu with just 21.

Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes at a big distribution's datacenter? Today Kevin Fenzi offers a peek through the keyhole. If you like hardware and want a slight idea of the work it takes to provide a world-class Linux, then don't miss this post.


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