OCT
26
2002

The Register: Fabulous Fonts in KGX

The Register is running a
short tutorial on
everyone's favorite obsession: getting fonts to look their best.
Included are instructions for re-compiling the FreeType engine
to get an optimal look, something distributions often fail to do due to
potential licensing problems.
Another interesting thing I learned from the article: although MS has

OCT
19
2002

KC KDE #44 is Up

Kernel Cousin KDE is back! Issue #44 is now up, featuring everything from a summary of KMail developments to Qt GStreamer bindings, Kopete news and much more. Grab it here.

OCT
19
2002

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.

OCT
16
2002

KDE, KMail Voted Best of Breed by Linux Journal Readers

Linux Journal has announced the winners of its 2002 (8th Annual) Readers' Choice Awards. According
to Linux Journal, [a]lmost 6,000 Linux Journal readers visited
the Linux Journal web site and voted on their top choices in 25
categories
. KDE took the honors in the Favorite Desktop
Environment
category, and KMail

OCT
16
2002

KDE 3.1 Preview: The Best KDE Yet

Most of you dot readers already know what KDE 3.1 will be about (3.1beta2 story, 3.1beta1 story, 3.1alpha1 story). For the rest of you, you can find a little teaser preview, complete with some screenshots, at promo.kde.org. Enjoy!

OCT
13
2002

APPS.KDE.com, Other Sites Back Online

After struggling for three weeks with a series of hardware anomalies (traced
after much effort to a bad bit in a memory module) and
a taxing OS / software upgrade (as well as with some time-consuming but
unrelated issues), APPS.KDE.com,
www.KDE.com,
LISTS.KDE.com (which among other
things provides the dot's mailing lists),

OCT
12
2002

First Alpha of KDevelop 3.0 (aka Gideon) is Out

The KDevelop team would like to announce the availability of KDevelop 3.0 Alpha 1 (also known as Gideon). This represents a complete redesign of KDevelop and includes tons of new features, and a new interface. Available through KDE ftp mirrors, the KDevelop web site and CVS, Gideon brings out the best in what an Integrated Development Environment should be.

OCT
10
2002

Quanta Plus 3.0 Final Rolls Out

The Quanta team is pleased to announce the availability of Quanta 3. Quanta
has been transforming from a basic HTML editor to an extremely competent
and flexible tagging and scripting editor. Quanta 3 supports XHTML, XML dialects,
XSLT and more. Since adding these DTDs takes only XML skills, the upcoming
version 3.1 will feature even more languages. We will be making a language/dialect
installer too. Inside 3.0 you'll find drag and drop templates,

OCT
10
2002

KDE 3.0.4: Fourth Enhancement Release (And Two Security Advisories)

The KDE Project today
announced
the release of KDE 3.0.4.
Besides a number of usability and stability enhancements,
it provides two important security
corrections. The first corrects the file sharing program KPF, which
since KDE 3.0.1 has permitted a remote user to retrieve any file
readable by the user running KPF
(security
advisory
).

OCT
9
2002

Several KDE Web Sites Migrated

Several recent unfortunate incidents, including a security breach,
have meant that a number of KDE web sites such as printing.kde.org, edu.kde.org, enterprise.kde.org,
and worldwide.kde.org, have
been forced to move to a new host. Previously these were hosted by

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