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Posted by Sayak
July - 29 - 2011

A week post the expected release date, I finally announce KDE Identity integration for the KDE Wikis. This means now, you can log into UserBase, TechBase and Community Wiki with your KDE Identity credentials.

So how do you use it? Start with clicking on the OpenID / Identity Login link at the bottom of the sidebar. On the login page, choose KDE Identity, and enter your Identity credentials (if you don’t have one already, register here). You’ll be taken to a page where you can either link your Identity account with an existing user on the wiki, or create a new user. And you’re done!

Important: If you are an existing OpenID user on any of these wikis, and you originally created your account using an OpenID provider, you may not have a password at all. So linking to your existing account will not be possible from the login prompt. In such cases, log into the wiki with your existing OpenID account, go to My Preferences, click on the OpenID tab and click on the Add new OpenID link at the bottom in the Logins associated with your account section. That should let you add your Identity account to your existing account.

Please note that this is a beta release of the plugin. It will be much appreciated if you file a bug in case you find one!

Posted by Sayak
July - 23 - 2011

Well, the title is misleading. It isn’t actually dead (or the former ain’t alive either, technically :P)

But it’s quite funny how the widgets show my CPU and RAM usage:

Well, on a technical end, I am fine with the RAM usage, it’s not even 50%. But the CPU spikes isn’t what makes me very comfortable. ‘top’ says that’s it’s Amarok that causes them. Amarok in general uses resources quite efficiently. But the collection scanner is what that causes this spike. Is it the fact that my collection is on a NTFS drive? Should I be worried about that?

Posted by Sayak
July - 16 - 2011

That will be #kde-www on freenode. What do we do there? Well, pretty much everything! Starting from meetings to general discussions. And we recently merged #kde-forum with #kde-www. We also have our own IRC bot that announces KDE Forum posts to the channel (if you want that for your channel, just ask!).

Are you a web enthusiast? Do you code kickass web scripts? Do you think Chuck Norris is awesome? You know where to find us.

Posted by Sayak
July - 14 - 2011

The plugin is finally complete! Now, anyone with or without a forum account can use his/her Identity credentials. They plugin will then ask you whether you wish to merge it with an existing account, or create a new one. Creating a new account is as simple as filling in four text boxes. Please also note that these are one time activities, i.e. once you gave linked you account with your Identity user, you’ll be able to login with your Identity credentials. What more, the plugin also remembers your last choice (whether to use Identity login, or not) and hence, saves time.

Linking accounts

Official announcement:
KDE Community Forums homepage:

Posted by Sayak
July - 13 - 2011

Notice: See updated post:

KDE Community Forum ( now has an option that lets you log in using your KDE Identity ( credentials. The feature isn’t fully finished yet, and has a partial implementation as of now.

To use your Identity credentials, you must have a forum account for now. You can go to the User control panel -> Profile -> Account settings to link your Identity username with your forum account. Once done, you can then log into the forum with your Identity credentials by checking “Log in using KDE Identity” option on the login page.

Soon, it will also have the option to link an account right from the login page and/or create a new user.

About Me

A son, brother and friend. Enjoys scripting and making small bits of apps here and there. Wants to conquer the world (well, who doesnt). A geek who has an obsession for ponies. Loves acoustic and wants to play guitar sitting on the Hollywood hill one day!

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