Several weeks ago the KDE Dot News server was compromised. After a prolonged and painful downtime, we're pleased to announce that KDE-Forum.org and KDE Wiki are now back and functioning. KDE-Forum.org is now in the capable hands of Christian Kienle of QtForum.org who gracefully offered to take over after the former admin decided to pursue other interests.
You may have noticed that your beloved KDE news site experienced availability problems during the last two weeks. The reason for the outage was a scheduled server movement followed by some unscheduled problems. We hope to have everything under control again and would like to thank
Pierre-Emmanuel Muller of
leVillage for hosting dot.kde.org and for helping us out with the recent problems.
I'm pleased to announce that the dot-stories and dot-headlines mailing lists are finally back online. For those of you who don't know, dot-stories is the list to be on if you wish to receive the latest KDE Dot News in your inbox, and dot-headlines is the list you should subscribe to if you wish to receive the headlines only.
After struggling for three weeks with a series of hardware anomalies (traced
after much effort to a bad bit in a memory module) and
a taxing OS / software upgrade (as well as with some time-consuming but
unrelated issues), APPS.KDE.com,
LISTS.KDE.com (which among other
things provides the dot's mailing lists),
In the past, the KDE infrastructure has several times suffered from extended downtime of our websites and mailinglists. That was due to the fact that master.kde.org ailed from old and failing hardware. Forget the past, and welcome our new master: ktown.kde.org!
By popular demand, we are answering some of the most frequently asked questions at the dot. Read the following FAQ if you are interested in understanding how the dot operates, how best to contribute articles, and how to help improve the dot in general. Nothing is really set in stone here. The FAQ will be updated as required and as per your comments, and may eventually be moved to a different final location. With your help, KDE Dot News can hopefully improve and serve your needs better in the future.