> >> What I want to do is have an icon on my KDE desktop which, when clicked
> >> will open a terminal and connect via ssh to a particular remote host
> >> without my having to enter username or password.
> >
> > I don't think you need to write a kde app to do this.  Just writing
> > your script and putting it on the desktop will let you click it to
> > execute it.
>

Easier
Right-click on your desktop->Create New->Link to location and put
ssh://<your login>:<your pass>@<your ssh serv>

its should work
You can also use the ssh:// kioslave on your bookmarks