NOV
20
2002

Quickies: Boson, K3b, KDE-Forum.de

Boson, the real-time 3D strategy game for KDE has been freshly ported to OpenGL in its 0.7 incarnation (screenshots). There is no AI yet, so a minimum of 2 players is required.

NOV
15
2002

OfB.biz: Geramik Reduces KDE/GNOME Style Differences

Craig Drummond has released a new theme and "engine" for GTK programs that provides something many people have been looking for: a common look and feel for KDE and GNOME applications. While Red Hat's Blue Curve attempts to do something similar, Mr. Drummond's Geramik is the first theme implementation to provide smooth integration between environments.

NOV
12
2002

Security: Vulnerabilites in Certain Protocols, LAN Browsing

The KDE Project today issued two security advisories which affect KDE
versions 2.1 through KDE 3.0.4 (and also through KDE 3.1 RC3). The
first
advisory
concerns the rlogin:// service and, for affected
KDE 2.x systems, the telnet:// service. The
second

NOV
12
2002

KDE 3.1 RC3: Last Dance?

The KDE Project today released KDE 3.1 RC3 with fixes for several severe bugs in RC2. This RC is likely the last before 3.1 although there remain a few items on the TODO list for KDE 3.1. If you find a showstopper problem in this release candidate not yet listed on bugs.kde.org, please file a report as soon as possible.

NOV
12
2002

OSNews.com: I'm Hammering

Corey Taylor has written an article for OSNews.com called "KDE 3.1 RC2: I'm Hammering". He has some font and icon issues with Red Hat 8.0, but overall seems happy. It's good to see people actually appreciating the new eyecandy and all the hard work by the artist team and developers.

NOV
9
2002

Major German Paper praises KDE and Konqueror

The big German newspaper Süddeutsche (400000+ copies sold every day) has published a 10-part installation report (German) of SuSE Linux 8.1.

NOV
8
2002

KDE Merchandise Sales to Support Developers

Shawn Gordon of
theKompany has found
a new and innovative way to support KDE development:
a new line of
KDE-themed merchandise has been made available and each month a random KDE developer will be awarded with the profits from the sale.

NOV
5
2002

KDE 3.1 RC2: Ready For A Hammering

The KDE Project today released KDE 3.1 RC2, probably
the last release candidate for KDE 3.1.
A good number of showstoppers in RC1 have been fixed, and the new default Crystal-SVG icon set has been polished based on the valuable feedback received. Nevertheless, please give this RC2 another round of thorough testing to make sure all the major wrinkles have been

NOV
4
2002

Sydney Morning Herald: Interview with Sirtaj Singh Kang

Sirtaj Singh Kang, better known to many of us as "Taj", joined the KDE
project as a developer early in its history (read his People interview
here). He was recently
interviewed
by The Sydney Morning Herald Online.
Interview topics range from why get involved in Open Source (I work on

OCT
29
2002

KDE 3.1 RC1: Ready for a Short Test Drive

The KDE Project yesterday
announced the release
of KDE 3.1 RC 1. This release, while important, will have but a short lifespan (RC 2 is scheduled for next Monday), and so binary packages are not planned.
A couple of points to consider: First,
if you are wed to the hicolor icons, please note that they have been moved
to the kdeartwork package; the other packages ship only with the new modern
and attractive Crystal-SVG icon theme.

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