KDE 3.3.1 Release Announcement

Posted by dave on Oct 13, 2004 3:59 AM EDT
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KDE Project Ships First Translation and Service Release of the 3.3 Generation GNU/Linux - UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



KDE Project Ships First Translation and Service Release for Leading Open Source Desktop



KDE Project Ships First Translation and Service Release of the 3.3 Generation GNU/Linux - UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution



October 12, 2004 (The INTERNET). The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.3.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.3.1 ships with a basic desktop and eighteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more). KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in 50 languages.



KDE, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE can be obtained in source and numerous binary formats from http://download.kde.org and can also be obtained on CD-ROM or with any of the major GNU/Linux - UNIX systems shipping today.



Enhancements

KDE 3.3.1 is a maintenance release which provides corrections of problems reported using the KDE bug tracking system and greatly enhanced support for existing translations and new translations.

For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.3 release in August, please refer to the KDE 3.3.1 Changelog.

Additional information about the enhancements of the KDE 3.3.x release series is available in the KDE 3.3 Announcement.



Installing KDE 3.3.1 Binary Packages

Packaging Policies. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.3.1 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's http://download.kde.org. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.



Package Locations. For a current list of available binary packages of which the KDE Project has been informed, please visit the KDE 3.3.1 Info Page.



Compiling KDE 3.3.1

Source Code. The complete source code for KDE 3.3.1 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 3.3.1 are available from the KDE 3.3.1 Info Page.



KDE Sponsorship

Besides the superb and invaluable efforts by the KDE developers themselves, significant support for KDE development has been provided by MandrakeSoft, TrollTech and SuSE. In addition, the members of the KDE League provide significant support for KDE promotion, IBM has donated significant hardware to the KDE Project, and the University of Tübingen

and the University of Kaiserslautern provide most of the Internet bandwidth for the KDE project. Thanks!



About KDE

KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators, artists and other professionals worldwide collaborating over the Internet to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop and office environment employing a flexible, component-based, network-transparent architecture and offering an outstanding development platform. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop, a full, component-based office suite (KOffice), a large set of networking and administration tools and utilities, and an efficient, intuitive development environment featuring the excellent IDE KDevelop. KDE is working proof that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software development model can yield first-rate technologies on par with and superior to even the most complex commercial software.






Trademark Notices. KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE e.V.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.






Press Contacts



















Africa
Uwe Thiem
P.P.Box 30955
Windhoek
Namibia
Phone: +264 - 61 - 24 92 49


info-africa@kde.org
Asia
Sirtaj S. Kang
C-324 Defence Colony
New Delhi
India 110024
Phone: +91-981807-8372


info-asia@kde.org
Europe
Matthias Kalle Dalheimer
Rysktorp
S-683 92 Hagfors
Sweden


Phone: +46-563-540023
Fax: +46-563-540028
info-europe@kde.org
North America
George Staikos
889 Bay St. #205
Toronto, ON, M5S 3K5


Canada
Phone: (416)-925-4030
info-northamerica@kde.org
Oceania
Hamish Rodda
11 Eucalyptus Road


Eltham VIC 3095
Australia
Phone: (+61)402 346684
info-oceania@kde.org
South America
Helio Chissini de Castro
R. José de Alencar 120, apto 1906


Curitiba, PR 80050-240
Brazil
Phone: +55(41)262-0782 / +55(41)360-2670
info-southamerica@kde.org

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Dave, the KDE release links (ChangeLog etc) point at LXer AnonymousCoward 1 682 Oct 13, 2004 3:49 PM

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