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dot.KDE.org: KDE 3.1 Release Slips to Next Month, KDE 3.1RC5 Out

Dec 09, 2002, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andreas Pour)

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"The much-anticipated release of KDE 3.1, originally scheduled for this week, has been delayed, most likely until early next month. On the positive side, the delay could not have been for a better reason. Dirk Mueller, the KDE 3.1 Release Coordinator, explained that the delay was caused by a security audit of the 3.1 CVS tree. The audit was prompted by the identification of a class of vulnerabilities by FozZy from the 'Hackademy Audit Project' (thanks to FozZy and all others who help identify security issues in KDE, and a big thanks to Dirk Mueller, Waldo Bastian, George Staikos, Lubos Lunak and the others who are leading or helping in the current security audit). After discussing the issues with the packaging engineers and KDE developers, and in light of the upcoming year-end Holidays, the decision was virtually unanimous to wait until early January for the official 3.1 release..."

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