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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 kde-apps.org 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: http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2011/04/rethinking-screensavers/

    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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