SEP
14
2000

KDE packages already in Debian

Debian Weekly News confirms it: "KDE packages are pouring into Debian. All of the core of KDE is already present in unstable, and more packages are sure to follow. This unexpected turn of events is due to a change in the license of Qt 2.2 -- Troll Tech released it dual-licensed under the GPL -- the KDE licensing issue is finally resolved." They have a lot of catching up to do if the ~700 KDE apps catalogued by apps.kde.com are any indication.

SEP
14
2000

Interview with Matthias Ettrich

In this first edition of "The People Behind KDE", we get to learn a little more about KDE founder Matthias Ettrich.

SEP
10
2000

ZDNet: KDE hits back at GNOME

Readers have been writing in that ZDNet is currently reporting on a rumoured KDE League that will go head-to-head with the GNOME Foundation. LinuxToday has picked up the story, including a link to a statement by Kurt Granroth.

SEP
7
2000

KDE2 to be included in Debian GNU/Linux

In an article posted on LinuxPlanet, Wichert Ackerman states that Debian will include KDE versions based on GPL'ed Qt. It seems everybody seems happy with Qt under GPL ;-)

SEP
7
2000

More on Qt

Trolltech and Qt have been getting some good press and support lately. The latest good news includes a strategic alliance with Loki to develop Linux applications. The LinuxToday article is here and the full announce here. KDE is also potentially a big winner because it is quite easy for application developers to provide a KDE-enhanced version of a Qt app.

SEP
7
2000

Peace in our time?

Dennis E. Powell at LinuxPlanet has a new article out. This time he writes about the recent events in KDE history, and also includes a bit about the guys from Helix Code. It's all good.

SEP
6
2000

And in the news today...

Evan Leibovitch @ZDNet writes an entertaining piece summing up the recent KDE/GNOME events in "It's the apps, stupid". Stephen Shankland @CNET writes about the Qt GPL announcement in "Barrier lowered between Linux interfaces". Rick Lehrbaum @ZDNet reports on the same in "Good news for KDE".

SEP
5
2000

RMS on Qt

The opinion of RMS on the GPLing of Qt can be found on linuxtoday. For some readers comments, you can also go to slashdot.

SEP
5
2000

Interview with Kurt Granroth

ITworld.com is currently running an interesting web interview by Joe Barr with core KDE developer, Kurt Granroth. Kurt talks about KDE2 vs KDE1, KOffice 1.0, KMail, and much more.

SEP
4
2000

Qt, now also GPL!

Trolltech has announced that Qt 2.2 will be released under the GPL! Read what LinuxPlanet/LinuxToday has to say about this here, ZDNet also reports, and an editorial by Matthias Ettrich and Eirik Eng here.

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