The KDE Desktop Environment project is pleased to announce the launch of KDE Dot News, a news and discussion site dedicated to KDE and supported by the KDE community. KDE Dot News is the response to a large and growing demand for a KDE-specific news site.
We hope you will like what you find here, including KDE development and user news, discussions, feature articles and more. The only catch is that we ask that you help us out by actually submitting articles. Read on for a few more details.
The aim of this site is to help foster the growth of the KDE community by providing developers, users, and other parties a convenient means of making the community aware of relevant developments, as well as providing a means for public input for the general advancement of KDE.
Future ideas and plans for the site include exploiting the full potential of the backend, such as: providing different frontends, setting up translated versions of the site, providing news for the main KDE page, generating weekly summaries, and providing different sub-sections as is found useful.
KDE Dot News is based on a slightly hacked Squishdot 0.7.x, Zope 2.2.x, and Python 1.5.x, with an Apache proxy thrown into the equation. The site is hosted, courtesy KDE.com, on a beefy Linux server.
Thanks go to everyone involved including: Raphael Bauduin for writing
several articles, Kurt Granroth for the site logo, Andreas Pour for
the web hosting and for hours of technical and admin level support,
Navindra Umanee for hours spent installing, customizing, testing and
debugging the site, and Nadia D'Alfonso, Serge Arsenault, Victor Calzado, Matthias Elter, David Faure, Serena Fenton, Arnt Gulbrandsen, Martin Konold, Ulrich Schreiner, Casey Allen Shobe, Bill Soudan, Cristian Tibirna, and Robert Williams for their input, suggestions,
admin or article contributions, and, last but
not least, the KDE
artists for all the icons and art that were shamelessly "borrowed"
from KDE CVS.