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April 3rd, 2009 (Andreas): Code and Webpage update

The KTouch webpage on the kdeedu info pages has been updated. We will add user-made lectures and keyboard to the webpage, to make contributed files more quickly available to KTouch users.

Also, KTouch now runs smoothly on KDE 4, with only a few glitches to look at. The code needs to be further cleaned up and some thoughs are needed to get KTouch better suited for class-room use, but all in all KTouch is running nicely in KDE 4.

Februar 25th, 2007 (Håvard): Progress, KDE 4

There has been progress on getting KTouch up and running on KDE 4. There are still problems and bugs floating around, most of which is due to bitrot and code being commented out to compile.

One good improvement it that the dead key bug has been fixed. So you should be able to train on all sorts of different characters such as ẽ á.

People are also sending in more keyboards and training files which are great. If your keyboard contains errors or your training file is silly. Please try to correct it and send me the diff or file.

April 17th, 2006 (Andreas): KTouch Version 1.6 released

KTouch version 1.6 is now available for download. Since KDE 3.5 is in a feature freeze, this release is only available on SourceForge right now. If we get permission to add features to the KDE 3.5.4 bug fix release, the new features and fixes will be added there as well.

New in this version is the ability to use KTouch in 'family' mode. If you have only one user account for several users, you can now create 'users' under KTouch and store statistics data for each user. This is mainly useful for families and class rooms with a common login.

I won't have much time to work on KTouch (meaning adding new features) until summer, but I will monitor the bug reports and try to fix bugs that show up in the new release. Also, if time permits, I'll try to update the manual so that the recent feature additions will be documented.

April 10th, 2006 (Andreas): KTouch Version 1.5.3 released

KTouch version 1.5.3 is now available for download and is also in KDE SVN, so that it will be part of the upcoming KDE 3.5.3 release.

While this was initially intended to be just a small bugfix release it ended up containing major feature improvements and quite a few bug fixes. With this release the bug count on bugs.kde.org went down from 40 to 17. (Now I have time to start playing around with the keyboard drawing engine a bit more).

March 27th, 2006 (Andreas): New bug fix/additional keyboard + training file release

I've updated the source code in KDE SVN, including some bug fixes and new training and keyboard files. You can download the most recent release as source package from the download page.

December 2nd, 2005 (Andreas): New keyboard design/support ideas

Over the past months I have received many contributions for keyboard files and lecture and quite a few requests to support also quite exotic keyboard styles. While I'm still not done with rewriting the keyboard system to XML I figured maybe a short survey would help to identify the requirements on the keyboard engine. I've extended the keyboard layout part in the development section that contains information about the proposed features of the new keyboard functionality.
Please send me your ideas and thoughts about the improvements suggested on the webpage.

August 19th, 2005: New KTouch version: 1.5

A new KTouch version (1.5) is made available as pre-release so that schools starting in August can already work with the new version and don't have to wait until KDE 3.5 release. You can download it from the Sourceforge release page.

August 19th, 2005: New KTouch version: 1.5

A new KTouch version (1.5) is made available as pre-release so that schools starting in August can already work with the new version and don't have to wait until KDE 3.5 release. You can download it from the sourceforge release page.

September 27th, 2004: New maintainer and code update

KTouch has now a new official maintainer, Andreas Nicolai. Andreas will fix the current bugs which mainly involve the keyboard handling. The cvs HEAD version now uses KConfig XT and the code will be updated further to current kdelibs. The keyboard layout files and training files (lectures) are being ported to xml format.

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