KDE 3.1 New Feature Guide (cont'd)
Session Management. For the occassions when a browsing session ends abruptly, a new session recovery plugin will help restore the complete session upon recovery.
Download Manager. To simplify downloading a large number of files, a new download manager (KGET) has joined the network package (kdenetwork). Similar to GetRight and Go!Zilla, it manages any number of downloads in one window. Transfers can be added, removed, paused, resumed, queued or scheduled, and transfer lists can be imported / exported. A dialog displays transfer status, including progress, size, speed and estimated time to completion. Best of all, it integrates fully into the KDE web browser and file manager.
Secure Remote File Access. Building on KDE's powerful network-transparent data access architecture (KIO), KDE 3.1 provides a new tool (kio_fish) to access remote file systems using the industry-standard secure shell technology. This addition means that every KDE-compliant application can, with the proper authentication, securely and transparently access and modify files located on a remote machine, absent the need to install any special software on the remote machine.