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Ubuntu One KDE Alpha available

Ubuntu One gets a revamp for the Kubuntu desktop thanks to Harald Sitter’s Google Summer of Code project.

We briefly mentioned the proposal to mash Ubuntu One awesomeness with KDE tech back in April when the list of accepted projects were made known.

Now blogging on his blog, the self-confessed Kubuntu-Ninja has given a tight run down of his initial success – and how to get an ‘alpha quality’ build for Maverick Meerkat – and boy does it look good.

I urge you to head over to his site for a proper rundown but, in summary some of the features currently present include: -

  • Creating an Ubuntu One Status Notifier for the system tray that provides the ability to start, view and configure Ubuntu One
  • Ubuntu One embedded in System Settings’ network area
  • Ubuntu One entry in KInfoCenter

Install

Before you read any further this alpha only works with Ubuntu 10.10. For more information refer to this mailing post before adding the repository below.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apachelogger/ubuntuone-kde
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-kde