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KDE System Tool

Score 81%


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Minimum required   KDE 3.2.x
Downloads:  5043
Submitted:  Apr 15 2004
Updated:  Sep 12 2004


A Point&Click tool for system administrators to enable KDE's KIOSK features or otherwise preconfigure KDE for groups of users.


* Fixed problems setting up buttons in panel
* Added Desktop Sharing
* Added File Associations
* Adjusted workflow
* Support for renaming profiles / profile directories

* Fixed problems running kiosktool as root
* Added --check option to kiosktool-kdedirs

* Made it possible to upload profiles to remote server
* Fixed some problems with first time use
* Better error handling
* Now possible to disable file-browsing outside home-directory

* Added some configuration options for kiosktool itself
* Save any pending changes on exit
* Fixed reading of settings ("settings don't stick" problem)

* Added user management

* Fixed grave problem of kiosktool terminating kdeinit/klauncher of the main session. (BR80436)

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 for older KDEs

 by zero on: Jun 12 2004
Score 50%

no plans on having this kewl app on KDE 3.1 or older versions?

i love linux!
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 Re: for older KDEs

 by zogje on: Jun 16 2004
Score 50%

KDE 3.1 misses some essential functionality, so kiosktool itself very much requires KDE 3.2

However, the profiles that you create with KDE 3.2+kiosktool should more or less work as-is on KDE 3.1. No guarantees though.

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 by veton on: Jul 7 2004
Score 50%

It is unclear for me how this tool will evolved. The interface is simply ugly and it just there to cover the fact that KDE is at some point too much configurable and lack .. coherency.

PS: This said, I love KDE.
PPS: Maybe a description of the design of kiosk will make me change my mind (UML diagrams with Umbrello?).

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 Re: Unclear

 by aseigo on: Jul 8 2004
Score 50%

the point isn't to cover over KDE's configurability, it's to allow for the sort of definitions and control that is required in school, corporate and public-use (e.g. kiosk terminal) scenarios. i think you perhaps misunderstood the point of this tool, and indeed the point of the Kiosk framework as a whole.

that said, the UI could use some work, but it's early days for this (very cool and much needed) tool.

i just hope that Novell (who now owns SUSE, who employs Waldo, who is writing Kiosktool) sees the value in it and creates tie-ins with their eDirectory (previously NDS) identity management tools.

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 Help with kiosktool

 by fwells on: Jul 18 2004
Score 50%

Has anybody mastered this tool yet
(esp. on kde3.3-beta1)? I'm totally
unable to create profiles that actually
do anything.

Also, let me say that I think the tool
has a lot of potential and is clearly
very necessary. However, in its
present state (IMHO) it is still very
much in its infancy. I'm extremely
hopeful that it gets the development
attention it needs.

My main critiques are:

- Each component window should have a
Save/Finish/Commit button before
making any changes.

- The "Back" button is incorrectly
implemented. "Back" should be used to
*disregard* changes and return to the
previous stage/state.

- After a profile is configured, it
should never be saved without final
user dialog/confirmation.

Keep up the good work. I, for one,
am seriously interested in this tool's
progress. :)


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 shell acces

 by Rinse on: Sep 7 2004
Score 50%

I was wondering: kiosktool has the ability to make the shell inaccesible for users.
Does that also apply to applications that offer an internal shell, like konqueor, kate and kile?

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 I like KIOSK

 by mmanke on: Jan 5 2005
Score 50%
Bezirksamt Steglitz-Zeh lendorf von Berlin

I use KIOSK to build reduced profiles for more than 700 users. I don't want to tell every user what he is allowed to do. The users have to do their work an they don't want to select beetween many programs and the users are not afraid in using KDE because of the easy screen they see. I'm writing a KIOSK-Tool-Documentation. It'll be ready in February 2005.

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 by francois on: Jan 26 2005
Score 50%


I'm very interested in this project, since i have to setup kiosks for our library.

I installed suse and kiosktool, and then... i didn't find any information on what to do next.

Does anybody know where i could find something?

Mmanke, I’m really interested in your documentation. Do you still plan to publish this?

Thanks for any help,

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