The architecture page for KDE4 is very much work in progress. Let's try to get a good overview and a table of contents as a starting point.

Draft Table of Contents

  • Plasma - The desktop
  • KWin - Advanced window management including compositing
  • Strigi - Desktop search engine
  • Nepomuk - Meta Data library
Multimedia & Communication
  • Phonon - Multimedia framework
  • Decibel - Framework for real time communication
  • Akonadi - Centralized PIM storage solution
  • DNSSD - DNS-based Service Discovery Protocol, also known as Bonjour or Zeroconf
Core Technologies
  • KParts - KDE's component architecture (e.g. Kate, KHTML, Dolphin)
  • KIO - KDE's network transparent input/output system
  • Kross - Scripting framework
  • D-Bus - Full support for Inter Process Communication (IPC)
  • Services - Plugin System
  • MimeTypes - File associations and content/data types
Hardware Awareness
  • Solid - Hardware and network awareness
  • ThreadWeaver - Multithreading framework
  • Localization - Language support
  • Standard Compliance (fd.o)
  • KNewStuff2 - Collaborative data sharing
  • Sonnet - Spell- and grammar-checking technology
Further Highlights
  • KGGZ - Simple access to the GGZ Gaming Zone, a free online gaming centre
  • KOffice Architecture
  • KDevelop - Development Platform and IDE
  • Kdepim Suite - Private Information Management
  • Amarok

Article Content

As rule of thumb all articles should be easy to read especially for users/developers new to KDE. As such, every article should roughly cover the following parts

Quick overview of what this is about (easy understandable!)
Highlights, interaction with other components, ...
Why is this cool, i.e. worth to be listed in the KDE4 architecture page (easy to read, not too much internals)
Further Resources
Link to development tutorials (for developers) and similar resources (related content)

Articles should should not span much more than 3 scrolled pages in a normal sized browser. It's all about giving an overview + links to further reading for interested visitors.

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