The left part of the menu is very similar to the Novell idea(http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/preview.html): you have a search box that is always selected when the menu is opened (the search result are displayed in the leftmost listview), followed by a combobox that decides what the following listview: favourite applications (default), most used applications, recently used applications and recent documents.
The right part contains the whole kmenu and takes the aspect from KBFX (http://www.kbfx.org), the middle column contains the top level categorization (plus in the current kmenu arrangment there are also the control center, home folder and find files, but i think there should be present only categories). in the left-most listview there is the content of the category currently selected in the middle column. I think in this way even if it has the same number of items it _appears_ less huge than with a popup menu/submenu structure.
every items have two row, for the name and for the description, in order to make a more it more informative. On each selected item appears an action icon on the right, at the moment they are "add bookmark" on application icons and "remove bookmark" on favourite apps list.
The bottom buttons are the usual switch user, lock session and logout. In a first time I didn't want to put them, I tought that these function should be delegate to another applet like http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=26150 , but it seems that the multiple menus concept it's a thing that doesn't work very well in practice, it needs more real-world testing.
The left-most button contains the user name and icon, and clicking on it it opens the kcm used to edit the user's profile. I know it seems silly, but It's only an experiment, probably it will be merged with the switch user button.
-Now all the applications should be displayed again
-Brazillian portoguese translation by Ewerton de A. Dutra
Why on software category? You know, kde themes are c++ libraries :-)
Changelog of Polyester 1.0.1
-corrected a build problem with automake 2.6+
-better management of the menu stripe width
-another hack for gtk-qt: the menu stripe is always off (yeah, it's a broken solution but it was managed too bad...)
-when both toolbar separators and menubar emphasis with border are turned on don't draw an extra line under the menubar
-when the focus policy is set to "focus follows mouse" the bad flickering should be done (need some testing)
-corrected a bug that caused the windows not being completely painted when kcompmgr is activated
runit slackware packages
runit is a daemontools alike replacement for sysvinit and other init schemes.
Installing it, it will not replace the current init, but you must pass init=/sbin/runit-init to lilo; it's useful to check if the system will boot :-).
It has the following services enabled:acpid, cups, dbus, gpm, hald, kdm and ssh.
In order to remove some of them you must do rm -fr /var/services/servicename and if you want activate some other service you must copy the proper directory in /etc/runit/service to /var/service.
if the system boots, you can backup your /sbin/init and do a ln -sf /sbin/runit-init /sbin/init
bomb O rama
at the moment the graphic engine does basic collision detection with the slopes but not between the sprite only one level, no sound... you understood, a true enjoyment :-P