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Kannasaver 1.2 for KDE 4 Released

February 10, 2011

Finally, after only two years of procrastination, I am happy to announce the release of the first KDE 4 version of Kannasaver.

Kannasaver is a screen saver that shows Japanese syllabic characters (Hiragana and Katakana) with their Rōmaji transcript.

Notable changes in this version are:

  • runs with KDE 4 :D
  • support for colours
  • ported to KConfigXT

And here you can see how the settings dialog looks like:
Kannasaver Settings Dialog

You can download Kannasaver from its project page at and install it the usual CMake way. Or you can wait for your Distro to ship it. It is also appreciated if you tell your Distro to ship it. :)

Have fun. :)

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. yurchor permalink
    February 11, 2011 6:01 am

    Very nice screensaver, definitely my favorite. Thank you.

  2. February 11, 2011 7:16 pm

    Thanks, I feared that noone uses screen savers anymore. :)

  3. Someone permalink
    February 12, 2011 3:51 am

    Well I admit I haven’t used any screensaver for quite a long time ! But I saw from the comments of one of your previous posts that you plan to include Kanji support. At this time I will clearly install your screensaver !

    But nevertheless, very good work until now ! Keep up !

  4. Framp permalink
    April 13, 2011 1:27 pm

    Really nice, thanks for your suggestions and your contribution :)

    But.. I’ve read this post, here on planetkde:

    What do you think about it?
    Isn’t a screensaver a waste of power?

  5. April 13, 2011 1:36 pm

    Yep, it is. :D
    Well … these are busy times. This screen saver is quite a few years old and I only wanted it to be available for KDE 4.
    Screen savers in general are a waste of power, because they usually run when noone is looking, yes. I agree with Martin here.
    Thus, for the future, it might be possible that I rewrite the functionality from Kannasaver as a Plasmoid. No actual plans though as yet. :)


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