After 36 issues and over 300 mailing list thread summaries, I have decided to take a semi-permanent break as editor of the Kernel Cousin KDE project. KC KDE was taking up quite a bit of my available time outside of work and family and, as enjoyable as it was to put KC KDE together, I have had to reprioritize things a bit. It would be a shame to see KC KDE simply go away forever, though.
Community and Events
KDE reached a milestone last week with the
KDE 3.0, but that doesn't mean that KDE development is finished.
Indeed, many things still need improvement and many exciting features
have yet to be added to KDE. Fortunately, there are
a number of different ways in which you can help make KDE
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Lo and behold Tink's latest community undertaking, the KDE Cafe mailing-list. In her own words: "KDE-Cafe is the virtual chill-out zone of KDE, a cross between Slashdot and IRC, a cross between the local pub and the opinions page of your newspaper. Specially designed for KDE addicts like you." So there. More details ahead.
The KDE Project is proud to announce its
presence at CeBIT, the world's largest computer trade show, taking place in Hannover from March 13 to March 20, 2002. (Note the correct booth location of the KMail/Aegypten presentation is Pavillion P11/D 10-12.)
"For the first time, KDE will be present at no less than 2 to 4 partner-booths at CeBIT, each with a different emphasis on the great new features of KDE in its latest 3.0 incarnation," according to Torsten Rahn, member of the KDE development team.
I have written a report of my experiences at the KDE booth of the Paris Linux Expo 2002. "Then I saw this magic thing: A live coding session by a truly talented KDE core developer: David took his laptop and started coding under my eyes. In five minutes, it was done: the "URL" label on Konqueror would accept a pasted URL and simply open it. Really great!
Arash Zeini is from Iran and takes part in translating KDE into Farsi. In his dialog with Tink for this Sunday's column of People behind KDE, Arash demonstrates that KDE helps lower borders, and facilitates friendships and collaboration instead. Here is a tribute to the diligent and efficacious work of the KDE translators.
KDE developers are cordially invited to the Free and Open Source Software Development Meeting (FOSDEM) which is taking place in Brussels on February 16-17, 2002. A dedicated KDE room will be made available for development talks as well as presentations.