KDE.org: KDE Desktop Available for Linux; Beta Preview of Advanced Linux Desktop

[ Thanks to Pete
for this link. ]

“The KDE Team today announced the release of KDE 1.90, codenamed
“Konfucious”, a beta preview of KDE’s next-generation, powerful,
modular desktop. Following on the heels of the release of KDE 1.89
(Krash) in December 1999, Konfucious is based on Qt 2.1 and will
include the core libraries, the core desktop environment, the
KOffice suite, as well as most of the other standard base KDE
packages: kdegames, kdenetwork, kdetoys and kdeutils. Konfucious is
targeted at developers and interested users. For those compiling
from source, please consult the compilation instructions. “

“With KDE 2.0, Linux will be ready to tackle the corporate
and consumer desktop,”
predicted Waldo Bastian, a core KDE
developer. “This release presents a great opportunity for
developers to prepare for the KDE 2.0 release and for users to
preview and contribute to one of the most anticipated Open Source
releases,” added Kurt Granroth, KDE core developer and

“For the developer, KDE 1.90 provides a stable API which will
enable developers to commence serious development of their
application so they may time the release of their software to
coincide with the release of KDE 2.0, scheduled for September 2000.
It is anticipated that with the exception of aRts, the budding KDE
2.0 multimedia engine, and the KDE style engine, there will be few
binary incompatible and fewer, if any, source incompatible changes
in the core libraries through the 2.0 release. Further development
will focus on finalizing aRts, fixing bugs, complying with the KDE
Standards and Style Guides and maximizing performance, as well as
completing testing of the other KDE base packages (kdenetwork,
kdegames, etc.).”


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