KDE 3.0RC3: Prepare to Fall in Love

The KDE Project has announced the release
of KDE 3.0RC3 (on this, the first day of Spring). The release comes a month after the release of KDE 3.0beta2, with
two (semi-public) release candidates, as well as a well-attended 1-week hacking session for fixing problems, appearing in the interim. KDE 3.0rc3 can be downloaded through KDE's load-balancing system (source code, RedHat packages (only partially uploaded at this time), and SuSE packages). Additional packages should become available in the coming days, both on KDE's and some distributions' servers. Other than for show-stopper fixes, this release candidate will be released
early next month as KDE 3.0. Personal impression: love at first sight,
it simply rocks!

As much as I hate to admit it, with my
busy schedule I have not been able to keep up the KDE 3 releases. But yesterday morning I installed KDE 3.0rc3 and, to be honest, it is truly magnificent!
Konqueror is fast, fast, fast!
Never seen anything like it (except maybe Lynx) in
the main browsers - even
long pages in my Most Often Visited list all but instantly popped into

The rest of KDE 3 is simply spectacular, too. Everything is snappier,
from menus (despite the addition of cool menu icons) and dialogs (these pop up much faster) to applications, and the look is even more professional than KDE 2. Wowwww, I am in total awe. Superb, excellent, amazing job, guys, KDE 3 absolutely rules!

Due to the imminence of the 3.0 release, for this release candidate only, please post crashes and grave bug reports directly to rather than using the conventional bug reporting system. Let's see who of you can make KDE 3.0 even better by finding any elusive shot-stopper bugs before the end of the week!


well, maybe it's a bit stupid, but have you checked the status of CUPS?? Maybe it's not running....

By ZIOLele at Sun, 2002/03/31 - 6:00am

so i've just finished installing 3.0rc3 on RH7.2 and kicker (the kde panel) and kmail are crashing beautifully.

here's what kicker spits up:

(no debugging symbols found)...(no debugging symbols found)...
(no debugging symbols found)...[New Thread 1024 (LWP 3105)]
0x41153ca9 in __wait4 ()
from /lib/i686/
#0 0x41153ca9 in __wait4 () from /lib/i686/
#1 0x411cf6b4 in __DTOR_END__ () from /lib/i686/
#2 0x40ff26f3 in waitpid (pid=3106, stat_loc=0x0, options=0)
at wrapsyscall.c:172
#3 0x40787382 in KCrash::defaultCrashHandler () from /usr/lib/
#4 0x40ff0a85 in pthread_sighandler (signo=11, ctx=
{gs = 7, __gsh = 0, fs = 0, __fsh = 0, es = 43, __esh = 0, ds = 43, __dsh = 0, edi = 134826064, esi = 0, ebp = 3221216376, esp = 3221216320, ebx = 1097371116, edx = 3221216336, ecx = 0, eax = 45, trapno = 14, err = 4, eip = 1096930442, cs = 35, __csh = 0, eflags = 66054, esp_at_signal = 3221216320, ss = 43, __ssh = 0, fpstate = 0xbfffd9c0, oldmask = 2147483648, cr2 = 49}) at signals.c:97
#6 0x4161d48a in KPanelApplet::KPanelApplet () from /usr/lib/
#7 0x4146c984 in KMiniPager::KMiniPager ()
from /usr/lib/
#8 0x4146bad6 in init () from /usr/lib/
#9 0x400dd6ff in PluginLoader::loadApplet () from /usr/lib/
#10 0x4007496e in InternalAppletContainer::InternalAppletContainer ()
from /usr/lib/
#11 0x4007cd9b in PluginManager::createAppletContainer ()
from /usr/lib/
#12 0x400672a3 in ContainerArea::loadContainerConfig () from /usr/lib/
#13 0x40063379 in ContainerArea::initialize () from /usr/lib/
#14 0x40061ac5 in Panel::initialize () from /usr/lib/
#15 0x40060e4a in Kicker::Kicker () from /usr/lib/
#16 0x4005ff3a in main () from /usr/lib/
#17 0x410b5627 in __libc_start_main (main=0x804851c , argc=1,
ubp_av=0xbfffe934, init=0x80484e4 <_init>, fini=0x8048690 <_fini>,
rtld_fini=0x4000dcc4 <_dl_fini>, stack_end=0xbfffe92c)
at ../sysdeps/generic/libc-start.c:129

By fabio at Tue, 2002/03/26 - 6:00am

I have --exactly-- the same problem :o(
At first I have installed only kdelibs ans kdebase and everything seemed to start and run Ok,
Latter on I have installed all of the other packages from KDE3.0 and BOOM ... the kicker crashes ... Any clue? I am running the same environment as Fabio.


By Jerome at Sun, 2002/05/05 - 5:00am

People are usually crying out for source diffs by now, but in case anyone's interested, the diffs between 2.2.2 and 3.0rc3 are almost as large as the 3.0rc3 tars, and they don't include the images. So if you wanted diffs, you might as well just download the tars - and be prepared to wait if you're on a slow link. It's worth it (IMHO)

Hywel Mallett

By Hywel Mallett at Tue, 2002/03/26 - 6:00am

I found that, 2 of the most visited hungarian site doesn't work correctly with Konqueror.

1., the most popular hungarian freemail system. It has about 500.000 registered users. It is not possible to attach a file, when you write an email. Tha Java Script window pop up, and show the upload process, but after the file is uploaded to, the progressbar stops, and the javascript window remain displayed forever, instead of disappearing....

2., a very popular hungarian economy newspaper. This page is fragmented in Konqueror, and the selection menu is completely broken, located at the top of the page....

3. I never could not get started Java. Neither nor Sun Java 1.3.1 or Kaffe. I'm sad a little bit.

Another problem for me: the folder tree in KMAIL. I don't want Inbox, Sent, Drafts etc. to be at the top level of the tree! I need a "Local Mail" or similar at the top level -- just like in Mozilla Mail --, and Inbox, Sent etc. must be subfolders in that.

It is very embarassing for me, that my IMAP folders are at the same level, then Inbox, Sent, etc....

I think, Mozilla Mail has a clear conception with the folder tree, KMail should follow it.... Now Kmail folder tree is as stupid, as Outlook Express's.

Finally: KSCD and Noatun should be integrated. In this case, KDE will have a feature rich media player, like XMMS.

Now XMMS is the winner :(

By NÉMETH Balázs at Fri, 2002/03/29 - 6:00am

can you copy text to the konsole yet?

By symbiote at Sun, 2002/03/31 - 6:00am

Couldn't you paste text into kosole with your middle mouse-button in KDE2?
I could, as I can do also in KDE 3....

By Sebastian Greiner at Sun, 2002/03/31 - 6:00am

Couldn't you paste text into kosole with your middle mouse-button in KDE2?
I could, as I can do also in KDE 3....

By Sebastian Greiner at Sun, 2002/03/31 - 6:00am