The dot was down again this weekend as many of you had noticed,
and while I myself was blissfully enjoying Halifax. This time it was the result of somebody exploiting a security hole in our apache configuration and DoS'ing us in the process. We've closed up the problem, and hopefully we will go forward with our plans to provide better availability in the future. In worse news, master.kde.org, one of the key KDE servers that handles mail, mailing lists, KDE FTP, several websites, and some other duties has been unreachable for some time now -- word on the street is that the machine has suffered a big harddrive crash over at Uni-Tuebingen. As a result of this, primary KDE communications have been cut, packagers can't upload the binary packages for KDE 2.2, and inevitably the KDE 2.2 official release has been delayed. Hang in there folks, hardworking KDE people are busy migrating essential services over to other servers. In more fun news, Newsforge is running some interesting coverage of the Linux/KDE deployment by the City of Largo, Florida, that we featured on the dot some time ago. (as seen on Slashdot)
Other tidbits that may be of interest: KMonop has now been renamed to Atlantik, and Otter wrote in with the good news that kde.themes.org is not dead but simply undergoing a big upgrade. Get ready to submit those KDE2 themes!