What's equally exciting is the new financial management tools module in KDE, where KMyMoney finds company with Skrooge and Kraft and hopefully as things progress in the future even more tools. By pulling some of these applications together into one place in the KDE world, our community has essentially grown another head on our hydra's body of application categories. Besides giving these tools more visibility, it will also hopefully foster more developers to join and more cooperation between these projects. Common ground leads to new opportunities is the theory.
One thing I did notice in the KMyMoney communications is the mention of it being "for KDE" in one of their pre-announcement banners and "for Linux users" on their web page. Well, obviously KMyMoney is not just "for KDE"; it's built using KDE technologies but the term "for KDE" is nearly meaningless given that KDE applications run just about everywhere these days, and not just on Linux! Our apps may experience the best integration when run with other KDE applications or in a KDE workspace, but we should keep in mind that our applications are not bound to other KDE applications when communicating their benefits to the world at large. This is a change in our thinking and communication that I expect to take some time to really settle deeply into our collective consciousness. :)
Once again: cheers to the KMyMoney devs and I hope you all managed a small celebration to commemorate your milestone and the great gift you have delivered to the world! :)
(I am writing this standing in a line up waiting for the US customs office to open up. Ah, the joys of travel, huh?)