JAN
31
2001

IBM makes KDE available for AIX

Reza Arbab wrote in to inform us that IBM has made KDE 1.1.2 and KDE 2.0.1 available (download here) for AIX. Reza intends to keep up to date with the latest KDE releases, but does need help with currently OS-specific parts of KDE (related to sound, kcontrol info panels, etc). Thanks Reza, thanks IBM.

Comments

why 2.1 beta 2 hasn't been announced yet?


By 1 at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

kde-core-devel, 30. Jan, Richard Moore in reply to a similar question:

"I think there are still a few packaging issues: there have been some mails about troubles with kde-i18n-2.1beta2 on the docs
list."


By Marco Krohn at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

I know I've had no end of troubles with the latest 2.1beta debs. Odd too, since they're usueally so good..

Anyone know where to post debian specific bugs to?

(My issues have been that Konq won't draw all graphics and that clicking URL .desktop files won't work. The first was fixed by compiling from sources. I'm still at a loss on teh second one..)

Ben


By Ben Hall at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

try the debian-kde mailing list,
(subscribe/unsubscribe through
debian-kde-REQUEST@lists.debian.org).
u can brows the archives on lists.debian.org


By coba at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Note: I'm posting this here so you'll read it before you see the post below.
DON'T CLICK ON THE "SCREENSHOT" LINK IN THE NEXT COMMENT!!! Trust me, you don't want to know... Please, somebody delete that post (and this one too afterward)


By not me at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

I've deleted the thread and I'm going through the other stories as well. This is the IP of the moron:

202.139.64.38 - - [30/Jan/2001:22:07:49 -0500] "POST /980887194/. HTTP/1.0" 200
3168 "http://dot.kde.org/980887194/addPostingForm" "Mozilla/4.72 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.18 i586)"

proxy5.dynamite.com.au A 202.139.64.38

inetnum: 202.139.64.0 - 202.139.79.255
netname: DYNAMITE
descr: CWO Customer Network
descr: GPO BOX 4658TT
descr: Melbourne VIC
country: AU
admin-c: OA3-AP
tech-c: OA3-AP
mnt-by: MAINT-OPTUSCOM-AP
changed: ipadmin@cwo.net.au 20010113
source: APNIC

role: OPTUS IP ADMINISTRATORS
address: 101 Miller Street North Sydney
phone: +61-2-93427681
phone: +61-2-93420848
phone: +61-2-93420983
phone: +61-2-93420813
fax-no: +61-2-9342-0998
fax-no: +61-2-9342-6122
e-mail: noc@optus.net.au
admin-c: NC8-AP
tech-c: NC8-AP
tech-c: SC120-AP
tech-c: DB30-AP
tech-c: CB39-AP
tech-c: EH19-AP
nic-hdl: OA3-AP
mnt-by: MAINT-OPTUSCOM-AP
changed: chris@optus.net.au 20000407
source: APNIC

Feel free to contact their admin and get this twink into trouble. We can stop the abuse.

Cheers,
Navin.


By Navindra Umanee at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

what did he/she do that was so bad? i can't tell because the post has already been deleted

nathan


By nathan at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Posting of porn on a couple of articles + posting of oversize articles in a Denial of Service attempt.

Btw, I would like to add that in general we do not go out of our way to track IP addresses and that this information is generally kept private and protected. We do not generally delete articles either.

In the case of abuse however, things have to be handled differently, hopefully to the benefit of everyone truly interested in KDE news and developments.

Thanks,
Navin.


By Navindra Umanee at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Well done Navindra. Is it possible to filter his postings out in the future?
Regards


By Zeljko Vukman at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

lets do this to gnomers, too. (STOP ! JUST KIDDING !!! PEACE, LOVE, UNDERSTANDING AND STANDARDS !!!)


By AC at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Fuck You and your censorship


By Anonymous Coward at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Fuck you for your bad manners.


By Lenny at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

It's their board. They can do whatever they darn well please. Don't like the rules? Don't post here. It's that simple.

The posting was removed because it was insanely offtopic. It should be treated as a spam message. Not only that, but it was deceiving as well.

If you think it's okay to be dishonest then you should definitely not be here. Go start your own message board that welcomes spam and lying. Let's keep dotkde clean.

-Justin


By Justin at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Collapse the thread and modify the subject line. If you can't do it, don't modify and/or remove the post. Censorship in any shape and form is scary. We're all adults here (or, as the case may be, close enough). We don't need to be protected from pr0n.

Notice the Slashdot editors NEVER, under ANY circumstances modify or remove a post. Even if it's misleading (Clicking on reply-to takes you to goatse.cx). There's a reason for this. It's called integrity. Censorship is always a unilateral, subjective decision. And for those reasons, it is inherently wrong. I wouldn't expect to have to explain these basic principles to intelligent people posting to (or administrating) a Linux/UNIX oriented message board. As it was written, I would hope that EVERYONE in the Open Source community would hold these truths to be self evident.

No, I'm not kidding.


By james at Thu, 2001/02/01 - 6:00am

Collapse the thread and modify the subject line. If you can't do it, don't modify and/or remove the post. Censorship in any shape and form is scary. We're all adults here (or, as the case may be, close enough). We don't need to be protected from pr0n.

Notice the Slashdot editors NEVER, under ANY circumstances modify or remove a post. Even if it's misleading (Clicking on reply-to takes you to goatse.cx). There's a reason for this. It's called integrity. Censorship is always a unilateral, subjective decision. And for those reasons, it is inherently wrong. I wouldn't expect to have to explain these basic principles to intelligent people posting to (or administrating) a Linux/UNIX oriented message board. As it was written, I would hope that EVERYONE in the Open Source community would hold these truths to be self evident.

No, I'm not kidding.


By james at Thu, 2001/02/01 - 6:00am

a) Adults? Says who? I have gotten mail from 12 year olds who use KDE. They surely got my email address from a KDE webpage. They could come here too.

b) Why should a privately owned and operated site be forced to carry any content some idiot thinks is funny?

c) Slashdot HAS in the past removed posts.

d) It can be called censorship, it can also be called moderation. I suggest you go and rant at LinuxToday about how they moderate each and every post previous to public display.


By Roberto Alsina at Thu, 2001/02/01 - 6:00am

Thank you Joe McCarthy. Fuck off.


By james at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Posting dirty stuff was not wise, but posting the IP in a public forum is (IMHO) even more stupid.

Cheers,

--fred


By None at Thu, 2001/02/01 - 6:00am

No it was very wise, I can't think of a better deterrant.


By reihal at Thu, 2001/02/01 - 6:00am

Well indeed, as I was deleting articles, the perp. was simply posting more and would have kept it up. That was abruptly stopped with the IP post.

Honestly, some of us really don't have the time or patience for nonsense like this, and it is pretty braindead easy to not get your IP posted here.

-N.


By Navindra Umanee at Fri, 2001/02/02 - 6:00am

I think this is great news for KDE, especially getting noticed and adopted by some of the 'bigger players' in the market....

Congrats!


By Another One at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Hey, is this supposed to be about IBM ?

Anyway, thanks to IBM for the KDE stuff.


By anonymous coward at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

You will find all kde 2.01 packages for AIX 4.3.3 on IBM's ftp server. I've installed it on my RS/6000 F40 without problems now. It works fine.


By Stephan Boeni at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

That's great. At my company we've always bought Dell computers, but as a thank you to IBM for their Linux efforts I will consider to switch.


By matt at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

I use IBM hardware exclusively for Intel servers, and also a lot of RS/6000s, and can say their hardware is excellent. They really know how to build it. And IBM's Linux support for their hardware in recent months has been nothing short of astounding....


By Ray DeJean at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

> And IBM's Linux support for their hardware in recent months has been nothing short of astounding....

Except never mention "dual-boot" to their technical help line. A problem on a T20 here that was actually caused by a BIOS problem would apparently fixed by "going into FDISK" and "deleting your Linux partition" as "we don't support dual boot machines". Nice. Good to see that technical support lines still have little clue - even if the high ups in IBM are putting big bucks into Linux.


By Dr_LHA at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

It's a little bit interesting how this post implies IBM has prted specifically KDE to AIX. This is not the case. IBM released a 'PowerPack' of Linux tools for AIX, Development tools such as gcc, gdb etc, KDE & GNOME, and Many, many other packages. It may have been less tacky to mention the other packages.


By james at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

this is a kde site, thus the focus is on kde


By caatje at Wed, 2001/01/31 - 6:00am

Hey, we're just relaying the information that IBM sent us. Aren't you glad they packaged KDE 2.0.1 for us? And that they promised to follow new releases of KDE closely?

-N.


By Navindra Umanee at Thu, 2001/02/01 - 6:00am

Definitely, I think it's highly relevant too:) It's something I was entirely unaware of, and am glad to know:)

Some context would have been nice though:) Didn't mean for the tone of that post to be negative. Sorry:)


By james at Thu, 2001/02/01 - 6:00am

I've been searching for about 2 months for anyone that has any information on how to get KDE 2.* working in Irix. So far I can't find anyone. Hasn't anyone been able to get it to work?
While KDE does compile using GCC, everything core dumps (apparantly caused by a bug in the SGI gcc port). I can't get anything compiled using the SGI MIPSPro compiler. Anyone have any better luck?


By Falrick at Thu, 2001/02/01 - 6:00am