Jaseon Lee sent in an update to the Adding WhatsThis Help To KDE Applications tutorial i wrote last year changing all the sections mentioning cvs with proper svn details. the tutorial has been translated into spanish which is cool, but now it is out of date due to the svn changes. perhaps someone who writes spanish could take a look at it. after aKademy i'll be moving it all to lyceum.
speaking of such things, lyceum is meant to address issues of information retention and transaction from those who create or obtain that information to those who lack it. it occurred to me the other day that another place where we have this same problem is on our mailing lists. there are a number of important discussions that languish afterwards in the mailing list archives. inevitably someone new (or with a short memory =) comes along and starts the conversation all over again. those who have the information tire of repeating themselves (and going through the same arguments over and over) and those who felt they weren't heard last time take up the topic with renewed vigor. what would be great is if there were archivists who kept track of these conversations and recorded them in a way that was meaningful and useful for those who came after. a wikipedia of KDE discussions, if you will. i don't expect the developers to do this: they are already too busy. i also don't know how we'd attract the people necessary to do the work: it's not very glamorous, though very valuable.
the kde commit digest is similarly valuable. Derek Kite recently announced that he was going to have to take a hiatus for personal reasons and apparently got a number of volunteers who stepped up to help. this is great! they've started to mobilize on the old kc-kde list (remember those?) which was a nice surprise to see when i read my email this morning. sometimes all it takes is asking for a hand =)
when i asked for people to help out with the Ohio Linux Fest, for instance, two people volunteered to help out on that same day so we now have booth bodies and even demo machines. very nice!
in ++cool news, ATi contacted the plasma project to get us on their beta program so we can be sure that plasma and kde4 kick ass with their hardware. this is yet another nice step in the right direction for the open source desktop when it comes to graphics capabilities. kudos to ATi.