KDE on FreeBSD: Alan Eldridge (1961-2003)

It is with sorrow that I have to inform you of the death of Alan Eldridge this weekend.
Alan, or 'alane' as he was known within the Open Source community, was a core member of the team which packages KDE for FreeBSD, and a respected member of the Open Source community outside of KDE.


KDE Developers' Conference: Call for Papers

The KDE Developers' Conference is a meeting of KDE contributors from
all over the world. It will feature three days of technical talks and
tutorials. Do you have a particular expertise related to KDE programming that
could be useful for your fellow developers? Do you want to present a
particular programming pattern, a tool, a development strategy, or
anything else that helps KDE developers become more productive? Then
consider talking about it or giving a tutorial at the KDE Developers'


KDE Has Tea With Stallman

After Charles' report on Paris Linux Solution 2003, you can now read my own account of the event. The most interesting part is certainly the tea episode with Stallman, arranged by the French KDE team.


KDE Developers' Conference 2003: Initial Announcement

This is the first announcement of the official KDE Developer's
Conference 2003! The conference kicks off on Friday the 22nd of August and will take place at the Zamek
("Castle") in Nové Hrady (PDF) in the southern part of the Czech Republic in Central
Europe. Compared to previous KDE
conferences, this one will be bigger, in terms of number of
participants, scope and time. We will start with two days of
technical talks in at least two parallel tracks, and end with an


KDE Presence at CeBIT 2003

CeBIT 2003 kicks off tomorrow and as usual KDE will be present. The KDE team will be showcasing current developments scheduled for KDE 3.2, Rainer Endres will be giving a talk on KDE on the corporate desktop and Martin Konold will be presenting the latest and greatest on the KDE Kolab Groupware Solution.


Embroidered KDE Shirts Available Soon

The KDE Promo Team and kernel concepts are bringing you more shirts featuring your favourite desktop. The shirts are dark blue and feature an embroidered 4-color blue KDE gear about 5.5cm in size. They are available in polo shirt, t-shirt and girlie shirt versions. Polo shirts are especially targeted at KDE members who do public promotional work at expos and so on.


KDE at Paris Solutions Linux 2003

KDE-France held a booth at the Solutions Linux 2003 show in Paris recently. For an account of our activities as well as some pictures, be sure to check out our report.


KDE Developers Meet In Brussels For FOSDEM

Several KDE developers travelled to Brussels, Belgium to attend the FOSDEM event. Activities included bugfixing, development discussions and presentations, keysigning and of course socializing.
Pictures (more, more) are available.
Read on for an extensive report of all the happenings!


J'ai deux amours: Paris et KDE

KDE-France will be holding a booth at Solutions Linux,
a Linux Show in Paris open from the 4th to the 6th
of February.
David Faure will give a conference Wednesday afternoon about KDE for the end
user. The KDE-France team will demonstrate KDE 3.1, sell KDE Goodies and a
brand new KDE Demo CD based on Knoppix. We will also


Adopt-a-Geek: Put Old Hardware to Good Use!

There are a lot of KDE developers out there that are students, inbetween jobs or otherwise deprived of monetary resources. Many of these folks overwork their underpowered computing setups to help bring you an outstanding Open Source desktop. There are also appreciative users that are willing to donate obsolete hardware to help the KDE project. In order to bring both parties together and thereby increase the productivity of these KDE developers, I have started the KDE Adopt-a-Geek program.