ZDNet Covers Upcoming KDE 3.1

Ismail Donmez wrote in to point out that ZDNet UK is featuring a nice article on the upcoming KDE 3.1. The article is based on Dre's excellent teaser preview, and despite one or two slight inaccuracies, provides some very nice publicity for KDE aimed at the general computing public.


* KDE league is not the publisher of KDE
* similar to aqua and winXP
* made its debut in the open source Mozilla browser

By Hakenuk at Sat, 2002/10/19 - 5:00am

Dre's article has been a huge success in creating a whole lot of PR. There's even been KDE 3.1 coverage in Norwegian IT news sites, and everywhere there's people talking about the fantastic new KDE about to be released ;) Excellent move.

By Haakon Nilsen at Sun, 2002/10/20 - 5:00am

And it's funny: such a great news from RL and nothing's happening here in this normally quite crowded board then. ;)

By Datschge at Mon, 2002/10/21 - 5:00am

we need *more* buttons and *more* options all over the place!!!

By noone at Wed, 2002/10/23 - 5:00am

What means more? I hope they will someday devide the hole kde into modules. For example if you want to use konqueror only you have to install the whole kde (kdelibs, kdebase and lots of other depending software). This isn't the way it should be. To me, they are starting to imitate Macroshit :). Why can't they design an user interface on it's own? Why has everything to look like MS?

Besides that it is a very good project! I like it.

By Sjaak at Wed, 2002/10/23 - 5:00am

> I hope they will someday devide the hole kde into modules.

It is divided into modules, such as kdelibs, kdebase, etc..

Really, it's personal preference. In KDE, people complain that individual packages are not released. With GNOME, people complain that they don't like installing thirty different packages to get the whole environment.

Anyways, it's really the distributer's job to splice KDE up, as for example, Debian does.

By fault at Thu, 2002/10/24 - 5:00am

What I actualy wish for is for them to provide a single download file and then to install I select what I want to install and what not to. To have to download 23 different files is to engrossing and is inefficient. I think we should have single packages, .tar.gz maybe that contains everything else, and then users install by just running that one and having a menu asking what they would like to install, and whether they would like t remove any previous versions of KDE and so on. The old method could still be provided. I don't think space should be too much of a concern anyway.

By Maynard at Fri, 2002/11/01 - 6:00am

Congratulations to the KDE team. Great things have been archieved,
and they're still getting better.

Something that just caught my eye on my brother's XP notebook:
Whenever he puts his mobile phone next to the infrared diode,
a little sign comes up in the status bar telling him about other IR
stations around.

Why don't we also develop something like that and automatically offer
a sync with the PIM module to the user?



By Markus Heller at Thu, 2002/10/24 - 5:00am

the only thing i know is that THIS is a lot better AND A LOT MUCH MORE STABABLE THAT ANYTHING CREATED BY macroshit(i e ; i think ill by this dommain name :) )
excep version 3.2

sincerely yours...........


By Veikra at Sat, 2003/03/15 - 6:00am