After 18 Years, KWave Sound Editor Is Working Its Way Into KDE Multimedia
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 10 November 2016 at 09:00 PM EST. 2 Comments
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KWave is a graphical sound editor that's been in development since 1998 and is finally working its way into KDE Multimedia for becoming a proper part of KDE.

A Phoronix reader pointed out today that KWave is finally working to become formally part of KDE rather than a separate project. KWave is currently in the KDE review process to be a component of KDE Multimedia, as outlined last month via this KDE-core-devel message.

While KWave has been around since the late 90's, the aforelinked mailing list message explains why it's taken so long to get to KDE proper. Maintainer Thomas Eschenbacher explained, "This is attempt #5. The first one (~2005) has hit the migration from CVS to SVN and I was asked to postpone it. The second one was ~2009, there I hit the migration from SVN to GIT. The third one was 2013, and finally 2015 I got into kdereview, where the project resides right now - and waits for approval to go further into kdemultimedia."

Since that message last month, various KWave issues pointed out have been addressed, stepping it closer to becoming a proper project in the KDE umrella. KWave has already been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 and supports all basic sound editing abilities. From a quick look at it, KWave appears to be a slightly simpler version of Audacity.

Those wishing to learn more about KWave can visit the project site currently hosted by SourceForge or a simple Wiki page on the KDE site.
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