"The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of
KDE 3.1 beta1, the second development release of KDE 3.1, which
follows 6 weeks after the release of KDE 3.1 alpha1, a significant
feature upgrade for KDE 3. KDE 3 is the third generation of KDE's
free, powerful and easy-to-use Internet-enabled desktop for Linux
and other UNIXes. KDE 3.1, scheduled for final release in October
2002, will provide substantial improvements to the KDE desktop
experience. As the KDE 3 API is frozen for binary compatibility,
KDE 3.1 will be binary compatible with KDE 3.0.
"KDE 3.1 beta1 ships with the core KDE libraries, the base
desktop environment, and hundreds of applications and other desktop
enhancements from the other KDE base packages (PIM, administration,
network, edutainment, development, utilities, multimedia, games,
artwork, and others).
"The primary goal of the 3.1beta1 release is to engage
experimental KDE users who would like to comment on the current
progress or who simply prefer to enjoy some of the many great new
KDE 3.1 features now..."