Distro Quickies: KDE 3.3 on Every Desktop Distribution

Xandros Desktop OS 3 which is heavily based on KDE 3.3 has been announced. *** The installable Live CD
Knoppix has been upraded to KDE 3.3.1 in its version 3.7. *** The installable and upgradable Live CD PCLinuxOS Preview 8 includes KDE 3.3.2 and 1.1.3. *** Another installable and upgradable Live CD release is ProMEPIS 2005 Beta 2 with KDE 3.3.1. ****
The next Debian release "Sarge" will contain KDE 3.3. *** Rumors say that a KDE Edition of Ubuntu is progressing and isn't too far from being released.


Doesn't suprise me - KDE's still the most acomplished, fully featured & polished desktop environment out there - file-management speed in Konq's particularly impressive - thanks to all the developers - looking forward to 3.4 and then 4 ;)

By anon at Tue, 2004/12/21 - 6:00am

I only find it slightly ironic that this was announced when 3.4 as already reached alpha.

By Ian Monroe at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

Patrick recently said in the slackware-current changelog that he's considering releasing Slackware 10.1 -- which would include KDE 3.3.2, since that the one in --current right now.

By Mikhail Capone at Tue, 2004/12/21 - 6:00am


Slightly OT: Does anybody know when we can expect Slackware 10.1? :-/

By MuD at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

It was relased with KDE 3.3.x too.

By John SUSE Freak at Tue, 2004/12/21 - 6:00am

3.3. is ready in unstable and just waiting on something else before moving into sarge/testing.

By Benjamin Meyer at Tue, 2004/12/21 - 6:00am

Debian is mentioned in above story! And not everyone feels like running unstable/current/whatever unreleased branches.

By Anonymous at Tue, 2004/12/21 - 6:00am

It's waiting for people to test non-official KDE applications (e.g., k3b, kaffeine, digikam, showimg, kvim, kile, gwenview, konserve and a lot more) with the 3.3 libraries.[1]


By d w at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

You lost me at unstable and testing.

By GentooUser at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

The NetBSD 2.0 LiveCD also features KDE (3.2.2 though):


By Navindra Umanee at Tue, 2004/12/21 - 6:00am

is ProMEPIS a free Distribution in the same sense as SimplyMepis?

By katakombi at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

Yes. They only differ in package selection (and included versions depending on when what product was released).

By Anonymous at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

after trying xandros 3.0, i said what is this crap!!! this is not KDE, where is the feel we all know and love, and even if you compare it to windows it doesn't feel right!! Why some company release such inferior quality product?

By AC at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

xandros 3.0 is more or less like a windows clone in my opinion

By Anonymous Spectator at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

I like it

By jack Daile at Sat, 2005/01/15 - 6:00am

...that tod-"the other desktop" 2.6 (2.8?) will be included in the next debian release, it's good to see that even the folks at debian put their pants on one leg at a time (hey... I for one will start to look for something unstable in in kteatime now and than check for license issues again. QT is, as everybody knows, not GPL. I will than post my findings at...blurb...slashdot.)

By thomas at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

> QT is, as everybody knows, not GPL.

What are you talking about?

By Anonymous at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

He's right. QT (QuickTime) is not GPL. But he probably wanted to say "Qt is, as everybody knows, not GPL.". And it was obviously meant to be a joke.

By Ingo Klöcker at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

> It was obviously meant to be a joke.
right... at least someone saw the irony.... This could start big discussions about how to get nuances like irony across to the reader without using hinting tags like . But after reading my first post again, I think it's indeed obvious...

By thomas at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

Clearly he doesn't know what he's talking about:

By Johan Veenstra at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

I accidentially noticed this in Michael Meeks blog:

"Interesting mail from Mike Hearn of Codeweavers fame about the new glibc RTLD_DEEPBIND support; possibly useful for accelerating OO.o startup - iff C++'s weak symbol addiction can cope. "

On 23 sept Uli Depper commited this
"I just committed a set of patches implementing an often requested
feature. If dlopen is used with this flag, the objects thusly loaded
get a lookup scope which has the scope of the loader before the global
scope. I.e., if the objects are self-contained they will not use the
global scope. This can be used to work around problems of morons who
cannot keep ABIs stable and have the same symbol name in different DSOs."

Could it be used to improved KDE startup?

By performa 300 at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

The problem is that there is not stable Mandrake (10.1) that has KDE 3.3 (still 3.2.3).

By Crouching Tiger at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

From what I've heard, it's on the third cd, is'n it?

By Anonymous at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

Actually 4th CD if I recall correctly :-) Basically it's not avalible in the free downloads, only to club members and paying custommers.

By Morty at Wed, 2004/12/22 - 6:00am

I found binaries for Mdk 10.1 here.
Seems to work on my PC

or this
(did not have a try)

By gerard at Fri, 2004/12/24 - 6:00am

I hear is based upon KDE 3.3.2.

By Denny at Thu, 2004/12/23 - 6:00am

kde isn't released with agnula/demudi 1.2.0 What is the easiest way to get it? Can i installed kde3.3 through apt? what the repository?

By gnumiami at Thu, 2004/12/23 - 6:00am