OpenDesktop Community Choose Winners of Desktop Contest
About-information from developer profiles, desktop searches in online forums, an interface library and update notification of web page content bring the concept of a social desktop a step closer to reality.
First prize went to the About-Window for any KDE based applications: ''ExtendedAboutDialog for KDE apps'' that collects information about developers involved in the program from openDesktop.org. The information includes nationality and favorite music, but also contact details and web addresses. The description of the mini-app from competition winner, Amarok developer Teo Mrnjavic, claims, '' This helps in presenting Free Software apps as more "human", because it shows (through their profiles) that there's real people working on the program.'' His prize is a Inspiron 10v notebook from Dell with Ubuntu. The extended AboutDialog is already included in Amarok 2.2.
Another Italian, Marco Martin, received a 1 Tbyte hard drive for second place. His Knowledge Base widget provides KDE users with access to the openDesktop Knowledge Base from their own desktop, is set to become part of KDE 4.4 and uses the data engine premiered in KDE 4.3.
A third Italian, Guido Roberto, won a $50 Amazon token for his library ''libopendesktop'' for Social Desktop on Gnome and Xfce. The consolation prize of $20 went to a Russian for writing the update widget for the content of various websites, ''PyContent''. Winners of the competition that began back in June were selected by community vote.
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