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0001 Hi, here are some things that might not be immediately clear :
0002 
0003 - There are different source dirs ( kig, objects, misc, filters and
0004   modes ) ( just in case this wasn't clear.. )
0005 
0006 - for testing code, i don't really know how you're supposed to do this with
0007   kparts, so i just do a "make install" every time, and then simply run the
0008   program, you prolly want to do "./configure --enable-debug=full
0009   --prefix=/usr/local/kde3" (meanwhile, i found out, the solution is in a
0010   developer faq on developer.kde.org
0011   (http://developer.kde.org/documentation/other/developer-faq.html#q67.1)
0012 
0013 - There is some documentation about the design in the file DESIGN
0014 
0015 - if you want to contribute, your work is more than welcome, no matter where
0016   you want to help: translation, coding, art, just send us a mail at
0017   kde-edu-devel@kde.org (preferably before you start, so you won't be
0018   doing unnecessary work or something like that), if you have cvs access,
0019   you can of course always commit to cvs
0020 
0021 HISTORY
0022 
0023 I started Kig because we were using "Cabri" in school, a proprietary
0024 windows-only app.  When I started looking for free alternatives that ran on
0025 linux, i found two: KGeo and KSeg. Both had features and limitations, KSeg
0026 had most features, but was ugly.  Furthermore, it was qt-only, which did
0027 allow it to run on windows too, but made it not fit into kde.  KGeo was
0028 fully KDE, but didn't have all the features that KSeg had.
0029 
0030 I first wanted to merge both together, but the code was rather incompatible,
0031 so I wanted to simply extend KGeo.  Since I was planning to make it a kpart
0032 app, i started with "kapptemplate --kpart-app", and then started coding.  I
0033 was first planning to use lots of code from both kgeo and kseg, but i ended
0034 up recoding everything since in many cases it was faster than porting stuff,
0035 and i wanted to change rather much in the code.
0036 
0037 I did get much inspiration from the source of both programs, and i used some
0038 source and many pictures from KGeo, I would therefore want to thank both
0039 developers for their work.
0040 
0041 I also want to thank everyone who contributed something to Kig or to
0042 free software in general.
0043 
0044 Cheers,
0045 
0046 The Kig Developers