LinuxPlanet: KDE 2.1: A Desktop Aimed at Grownups
Feb 26, 2001, 15:49 (63 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
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"For a long time, the headline on the KDE organization's home
page was, 's Unix ready for the desktop?'"
"With today's release of KDE 2.1, KDE's developers are no longer
asking questions. Nor are they limiting themselves to the desktop.
KDE, they now say, is ready for the enterprise."
"Instead of concentrating on features such at automatic upgrades
and automatic provision of desktop content from the Internet, the
developers of KDE-2.1 concentrated on stability, bug squashing, and
improvement of the underlying technology. Additionally, they point
to the development tools available such as KDevelop, the IDE that
with the this release has been pronounced ready for prime time.
(There are also KDE Studio from theKompany.com, and QT Designer,
part of current QT distributions. These things, it is reasoned,
will be of particular interest to the enterprise, where a way to
provide slick front ends to custom applications is seen important,
and where IT departments are not especially eager to have users
automatically updating their software or pumping content onto their
desktops. The tools, KDE developers believe, will also make it
easier for independent developers outside of the enterprise to
write new applications or port existing ones to the KDE