APR
19
2005

KIllustrator to Prevent Adobe Monopoly

So Adobe is about to buy Macromedia for 3.4 billion US dollars. Because of the possible antitrust investigation of the market for illustration tools company executives like the Adobe CEO and the Adobe Chief Financial Officer were eager to point out the strong competition with explicit mention of KIllustrator.

APR
5
2005

KDE International

KDE is not only developed worldwide and being translated into over 75 languages making it the most and broadest translated Free Software graphical desktop environment. kde.org/international shows that the KDE community also consists of many, mostly non-English speaking, local groups worldwide who promote KDE in their country or region (like KDE Chile at the Latin America Free Software Install Festival recently) and help KDE users in their native language.

To get an impression of their activities (or to make at least an educated guess about them :-)) visit for example KDE Latino, KDE China, KDE.RU, the Japanese KDE User Group, KDE TÜRK

APR
1
2005

Distributor Patches: Linspire 5.0 and Some Others

First, greetings to everyone who is still (already 2nd April here) reading this entry on http://planet.gnome.org. :-)

FEB
26
2005

KDE 3.4 RC 1: Klax and Konstruct

We lost the dot/wiki host for the week-end thanks to the software wonder called Zope, so let me tell you for the case you don't know already that KDE 3.4 Release Candidate 1 was released.

FEB
11
2005

"Klax" KDE 3.4 Beta 2 Live-CD

I have long time not blogged but now that KDE 3.4 Beta 2 code-named "Keinstein" (blame me for the name) was released this week and with it the feature and i18n freezes in place this might change. :-) Also this week Slackware 10.1 became available. A small hobby of me is to test distributions (see history).

NOV
19
2004

Some Statistics

On one side:

  • In October 1050 distinct people have filed bug or wish reports on bugs.kde.org.
  • In the six months from May to October 2004 there were 4635 distinct reporters.
  • During the last 180 days (from today) 8340 bug and 3202 wish reports were filed.

On the other side:

NOV
19
2004

Handling your bugs.kde.org Account

Your email address is your user id on bugs.kde.org. You create an account by having you mailed a random password. You can of course change your password later.

OCT
12
2004

KDEMail.net

Do you know KDEMail.net? It provides free email aliases in the form "firstname.lastname@kdemail.net" for KDE contributors and developers of KDE software, not necessarily in the main distribution, who are interested in a stable contact address to put as contact point into their work.

OCT
10
2004

Credit to Whom Credit is Due

Learned yesterday on IRC that people still think that the KDE Credits page is access restricted. That's wrong, everyone with a CVS account can update it (cvs co www/people/credits/). If you don't have an account read the paragraph at its bottom.

On a related note, the directory with the change logs is also not access restricted, so please run "cvs co www/announcements/changelogs/changelog3_3to3_3_1.php" and add your bugfixes like Annma ideally did. :-)

OCT
8
2004

Berlinux Preparations

KDE will be present at Berlinux 2004 in two weeks and I'm busy with several preparations for that. There will be several mostly German talks, including some prominent names likes Georg Greve and Jon 'Maddog' Hall, and I should be a bit prepared for my talk about KDE being qualified as enterprise desktop: Kurt provided me with an account for his NX demo server.

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