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LinuxPR: New KDE Desktop Beta For Linux Released

Aug 23, 2000, 22:33 (11 Talkback[s])

"Fourth Beta Preview of Leading Desktop for Linux and Other UNIXes."

"The KDE Team today announced the release of KDE 1.93, the fourth beta preview of Kopernicus, KDE's next-generation, powerful, modular desktop. Following on the heels of the release of KDE 1.92 on July 27, 2000, the release, code-named "Kooldown", is based on a beta of Trolltech's upcoming Qt 2.2.0 and will include the core libraries, the core desktop environment, the KOffice suite, as well as the over 100 applications from the other standard base KDE packages: Administration, Games, Graphics, Multimedia, Network, Personal Information Management (PIM), Toys and Utilities. Kooldown is targeted at users who would like to help the KDE team make usability and feature enhancements and fix the remaining set of bugs before the release of KDE 2.0 ("Kopernicus"), scheduled for early-fourth quarter 2000."

"It is really great to work together with all of the dedicated developers, translators, artists, documentation writers and beta users. I'm very proud of the results that we have achieved with this release and I hope that our users enjoy it just as much," said core developer Waldo Bastian. "Given the massive amount of fixes and improvements in usability as well as appearance, this beta preview could also have been labeled a pre-release candidate for Kopernicus," added core developer Lars Knoll."

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