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KDE Kontact: An Application Integration Framework
PIM Components Get Together

David Faure KDE Project

Ingo Klöcker KDE Project

Tobias König KDE Project

Daniel Molkentin KDE Project

Zack Rusin KDE Project

Don Sanders KDE Project

Cornelius Schumacher KDE Project


Kontact is the new integrated KDE personal information management application. Well, it seems new, but in fact only the shiny surface is new. Under the hood well-known time-honored KDE applications like KMail, KOrganizer, KAddressBook, KNotes and KNode do their work. This paper describes how KDE component technologies like KParts, DCOP or XMLGUI enable embedding of applications to create something which is more than the sum of the parts.

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Cornelius Schumacher 2004-04-06

This paper was originally published in the Proceedings of the 2004 USENIX Annual Technical Conference,
June 27-July 2, 2004, Boston, MA, USA

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