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Important Change to KDE's Security Policy

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KDE's Security Policy has had a small update. The change is as follows:

  • Information about security vulnerabilities will no longer be published via the Dot at http://dot.kde.org.

This change was made to reflect actual practices. Although the security policy has stated that security information would be published via the Dot, a review has shown that this has rarely occurred due to confusion as to whether the Dot is the appropriate venue for this information. This can mislead users into believing that following the Dot provides them with pertinent security information.


New Look And Features For KDE Community Forums

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During this weekend (and after almost 24 hours of work), the KDE Community Forums have undergone a complete overhaul, resulting in a much improved look and additional features. The first and most user-visible change is the new forum theme. It is heavily inspired by "Air", the default Plasma theme in the soon to be released KDE 4.3.

Also, the board is now powered by the phpBB forum software and has gained a number of extra features, including but not limited to:

  • Improved KDE Brainstorm section, with a new user interface;
  • A "friends connection" system that enables people to mark other users as
    friends and easily interact with them;
  • Improved user reputation system;
  • Topic tagging;

The changes are quite numerous and deep, so some bugs may have slipped through our tests. The whole KDE Community is encouraged to visit the forums and report issues.

As a final note, thanks go to the people who made this possible: the KDE Community Forums administrators (Ben Cooksley, Ingo Malchow, Sayak Banerjee), the phpBB developers Chris Smith, Ashley Pinner and Nils Adermann for their continued assistance and support and to the entire phpBB team.


KDE Dot News: Sponsored by OSU Open Source Lab

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I'm happy to announce that KDE Dot News is now fully hosted and supported by the OSU Open Source Lab. OSUOSL have graciously provided us with both server and network hosting, although of course, OSUOSL has long been hosting us on their network while we had been sharing the Ark Linux webserver. As we outgrew the Ark Linux server and ran into resource limitations however, OSUOSL also graciously offered us new server hosting.


KDE Dot News: Now Sponsored by Ark Linux and OSUOSL

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I am pleased to announce that KDE Dot News has gained new hosting sponsors. We are now hosted on the Ark Linux server through the OSU Open Source Lab network, having successfully completed the transfer little more than a week ago. As some of you may know, we have a long history of having been hosted and co-hosted with Ark Linux, so it is great to be back with our old friends.


KDE-Forum.de New Maintainer and Updates

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Due to the unfortunate fact that Dirk Doerflinger, the old maintainer of the German KDE Forum has way too little time for the forum at the moment, we are pleased and grateful to announce that §igma from www.linux-web.de has graciously adopted it. We moved the forum to his server a few days ago and are expecting the domain to be fully transferred; there may still be some annoyances with referring mails until the transfer is complete. This will soon be (or already is) history.