KDE 3.1 New Feature Guide (cont'd)
Inter-Process Communication. KDE's IPC mechanism (DCOP) continues to expand its capabilties with this release. An
improved command-line client grants access to the widely-used DCOP
interface to non-GUI applications, which is particularly useful for
desktop scripting using shell scripts, cron jobs and system
processes. Furthermore, IPC scalability has grown with the ability
to send concurrent messages to multiple users and/or sessions
concurrently. This enables, by example, a system administrator to
send messages to all users via a dialog or suitable application.
Console. KDE's terminal emulator (Konsole) has
undergone improvement in a wide range of areas:
New sessions can be started at a bookmarked URL, including URLs
The initial or current directory is saved as part of the session
Session views can be detached from the main window.
Profile saving and management has improved.
Added support for Unix98 ptty devices.
History searching has improved, including regular expression
Integrated the file browser's / file dialog's bookmarks.
A Copy menu entry for copying to the second clipboard
has been added.
Keyboard and schema selection has improved.
Added graphical shortcut configuration as well as new shortcuts.
Disabled control flow (scroll lock) via the
Cntrl-q control keys by
Extended the drag'n'drop popup menu with the
mv command entries.
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