I'm pleased to announce that KDE received the
Linux Journal Readers' Choice award for
Favorite Desktop Environment at the Atlanta Linux Showcase. You
can take a look at the award poster. Congratulations everyone!
Ivan E Moore has pulled the plug on the KDE Linux Packaging Project. On his page he explains the reasons, citing a lack of time and the fact that he received little help from the community, along with "one person".
Cristian Tibirna writes, "David Faure and I will be present in the name of KDE at the LinuxExpo in
Toronto from 30 October to 1 November 2000. [...] If you will be in the Toronto area in this period and you will be available
for helping us present KDE in the booth kindly lended to us by the organizers
The latest edition of LWN has a nice editorial on PR in free software projects. Worth a read. "An often-heard sentiment among KDE developers is that they may have a better desktop, but that the project has taken a number of hits on the public relations front.
RC2, the (hopefully) final release candidate before the scheduled release of KDE 2.0 on October 23, is out, with binary packages available for Mandrake, RedHat (6.2 and 7.0) and SuSE (6.4 and 7.0). The full announcement is below. As the code will be frozen on October 16 for the KDE 2.0 release, here is your last chance to find show-stoppers, or you'll have to live with them for a while <grin>.
KDE Desktop 2.0 Final Release Candidate Available for Linux®
Final Release Candidate of Leading Desktop for Linux®
and Other UNIXes®