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Authors who are taking on one of the rapidBooks titles should place their name, book subject and a short description below. Example:

== Aaron Seigo: Koalas Who Use KDE == (example)

  • Primary Topic: Koalas
  • Description: The book will describe the unique challenges facing Koala bears who use the KDE desktop interface and its applications.
  • Audience: Users (who are also koalas)
  • Book size: 100 page format
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: English

Nathan Ogden: Using the KDE-PIM Suite

  • Primary Topic: KDE-PIM Suite
  • Description: The book is aimed at new to intermediate users. Its focus is to show how to use the pim suite's basic functions and to show some of the more "hidden" features (features that might not be easily discovered).
  • Audience: Users
  • Book size: 100 page format
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: English

Tomaz Canabrava: Introdução ao Linux/KDE4

  • Primary Topic: Using and configuring a system with KDE4.
  • Description: This book is for new users in Linux systems, using KDE4 as Desktop Enviroment, it will focus on usage of the main programs (Such as Dolphin, Plasma and de DE itself) and system administration.
  • Audience: Users
  • Book size: TBD
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: Brazilian Portuguese

Tomaz Canabrava: Programação Multiplataforma usando C++/KDelibs

  • Primary Topic: Programming for KDE.
  • Description: The book will cover Qt + KDE programming from beginner to intermediate, including QtScript, Kross, GraphicsView, Plasmoids, and the most used K* classes.
  • Audience: Developers
  • Book size: TBD
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: Brazilian Portuguese

Ben Martin: Search and Semantics - Strigi and Nepomuk

  • Primary Topic: Strigi and Nepomuk
  • Description: How these two pieces of software at the base of KDE4 work and what you can do with them in your own applications. With Nepomuk available, you are freed from having to think about what database or ISAM library to use to store your applications information. For example, Music collection indexes, photo orientation and notes can all be placed in Nepomuk for all applications to share.
  • Audience: Developers
  • Book size: 150-200 page format
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: English

Tony Graham: KDE Desktop Configuration for Fun and Profit

  • Primary Topic: Desktop Usage
  • Description: The book will describe the configuration settings and usage available for the KDE desktop interface, Plasma, Widgets etc.
  • Audience: Users
  • Book size: 100+ page format
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: English

Tavis J. Hampton: KDE for the Graphical User

  • Primary Topic: Utilizing KDE's GUI tools to perform basic, intermediate and advanced tasks.
  • Description: Many of the *nix tasks that were once only available from the command line are now easily accessible through KDE. Scheduling cron jobs, setting up SSH connections, batch-conversion of images, and more are made simple through KDE's GUI.
  • Audience: Users who are more comfortable or prefer using graphical interfaces.
  • Book size: 200 page format
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: English

Navid Paya: KDE in Use

  • Primary Topic: KDE in everyday use
  • Description: The book will try to harness KDE to perform everyday tasks that an ordinary office user faces daily
  • Audience: Users (who are also koalas)
  • Book size: 100 page format
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: English

Rob Oakes: Professional Writing with Linux/KDE

  • Primary Topic: How to setup and start writing an article or book with Linux and KDE
  • Description: How can an author take a document from conception to completion? Early chapters will focus on brainstorming (MindMapping/FreeForm thinking), then progress to drafting text with KOffice or LyX, to final typesetting with LaTeX or Scribus (depending on the nature of the document). Side trips exploring version control, project management, and collaboration are highly likely.
  • Audience: Users/Writers
  • Book size: 100 page format
  • Start Date: TBD
  • Target Date: TBD
  • Language: English

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