How to enable the old kicker icon-zoom effect in KDE 3.4?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Wed Mar 23 09:05:16 GMT 2005

Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 March 2005 19:52, Daevid Vincent wrote:
>>...and whom "exactly" will they tell to cease & desist? The programmer? The
>>linux community? The KDE dev team? The users?
> Doesn't matter.
> Once the developer knows something is covered by a patent he can't use it in 
> GPL code as to him the GPL only applies if nothing in the code could restrict 
> its freedoms (if I remember correctly patents are explicitly stated)
>>I'm sure somebody could whip 
>>this up and put it out there on a torrent or something without a trace.
> True, but an unoffical patch would be quite useless, you would have to compile 
> the application/library in question yourself all the timer its code changes.
>>a break. They make icons magnify when you roll over them. Not
> As far as I know only their magnifying algorithm is patented (which makes it 
> look like it is coming towards you).

So, if it is only the algorithm that is patented (which is a legitimate 
patent) then if someone duplicates it without seeing their code it is 
not an infringement.

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