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KDE 3.0.1 Release Announcement

Wednesday, 22 May 2002


KDE Project Ships Translation and Service Release for Leading Open Source Desktop

The KDE Project Ships the Third-Generation of the Leading Desktop for Linux/UNIX, Offering Enterprises, Governments, Schools, and Businesses an Outstanding Free and Open Desktop Solution

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.0.1, the third generation of KDE's free, powerful desktop for Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.0.1 ships with the core KDE libraries, the base desktop environment, an integrated development 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 more).

KDE 3.0.1 is primarily a translation release for KDE 3.0, which shipped in early April. In addition, KDE 3.0.1 offers a number of performance and usability enhancements. For an extended list of changes since KDE 3.0, please see the change log.

"As is typical for KDE service releases, KDE 3.0.1 completes and polishes translations which had not fully caught up to the code released with KDE 3.0," noted Thomas Diehl, the KDE translation team coordinator. "Already available in 50 languages, KDE is ideal for international use. In addition, KDE 3 features a vastly improved localization framework. We invite all translators to join an existing or create a new translation team, and look forward to a future KDE release that will ship in even more languages."

KDE, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE can be obtained in source and numerous binary formats from the KDE http or ftp mirrors, and can also be obtained on CD-ROM or with any of the major Linux/UNIX systems shipping today.

For more information about the KDE 3 series, please read the KDE 3.0 announcement and the KDE 3.0.x information page.

Installing KDE 3.0.1 Binary Packages

Binary Packages. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.0.1 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's http or ftp mirrors. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks. Frequently package updates are made available only at the respective vendors' download servers, so please check their for updates as well.

Please note that the KDE Project makes these packages available from the KDE web site as a convenience to KDE users. The KDE Project is not responsible for these packages as they are provided by third parties - typically, but not always, the distributor of the relevant distribution - using tools, compilers, library versions and quality assurance procedures over which KDE exercises no control. In addition, please note that some vendors provide binary packages solely through their servers. If you cannot find a binary package for your OS, or you are displeased with the quality of binary packages available for your system, please read the KDE Binary Package Policy and/or contact your OS vendor.

Library Requirements / Options. The library requirements for a particular binary package vary with the system on which the package was compiled. Please bear in mind that some binary packages may require a newer version of Qt and other libraries than was shipped with the system (e.g., LinuxDistro X.Y may have shipped with Qt-3.0.0 but the packages below may require Qt-3.0.3). For general library requirements for KDE, please see the text at Source Code - Library Requirements below.

Package Locations. At the time of this release, pre-compiled packages are available through the KDE servers for the following distributions and versions (please be sure to read the applicable README first):

Additional binary packages will likely become available over the coming days and weeks.

Compiling KDE 3.0.1

Library Requirements / Options. KDE 3.0.1 requires Qt 3.0.3 for X11. In addition, KDE can take advantage of a number of other optional libraries and applications to improve your desktop experience and capabilities.

Compiler Requirements. KDE is designed to be cross-platform and hence to compile with a large variety of Linux/UNIX compilers. However, KDE is advancing very rapidly and the ability of native compilers on various UNIX systems to compile KDE depends on users of those systems reporting compile problems to the responsible developers.

With respect to the most popular KDE compiler, gcc/egcs, please note that some components of KDE will not compile properly with gcc versions earlier than gcc-2.95, such as egcs-1.1.2 or gcc-2.7.2, or with unpatched versions of gcc 3.0.x. However, KDE should compile properly with gcc 3.1, provided that neither debugging support nor strict syntax checking is enabled.

Source Code / SRPMs. The complete source code for KDE 3.0.1 is available for free download:

LocationDescriptionSizeMD5 Sum
arts-1.0.1.tar.bz2Multimedia Subsystem996 kBab2978abbbfa306dcb169205676f3e2c
kdelibs-3.0.1.tar.bz2Core Libraries7.3 MB3a9b75af1d8916194cae27935c1c59d5
kdebase-3.0.1.tar.bz2Core Desktop Applications13 MB30399832405fa2286f8fb4fd57148b5c
kdeaddons-3.0.1.tar.bz2Various Addons / Plugins
(Multimedia / Konqueror)
900 kB341be30069550f32bd3894bb0da51ec4
kdeadmin-3.0.1.tar.bz2System Adminiatration1.3 MB9f62e6bc85397034a04767de37c48b44
kdeartwork-3.0.1.tar.bz2Artwork / Themes11 MB87ca9fbac6a97b6aa0689f53fca41565
kdebindings-3.0.1.tar.bz2Language Bindings (devel)4.9 MB19405b2df3b11c89bdd711d8a5fb89e2
kdeedu-3.0.1.tar.bz2Edutainment8.7 MB2b5056b1aea7fc82af2e9dc5aa3906fb
kdegames-3.0.1.tar.bz2Games7.0 MB1827591711ebadce4389a3d98ca5565d
kdegraphics-3.0.1.tar.bz2Graphics2.6 MB9d081640a9524ab64853c2568bb507ec
kdemultimedia-3.0.1.tar.bz2Multimedia5.6 MBa1aec32291ecab4d683d11bdad360874
kdenetwork-3.0.1.tar.bz2Networking3.7 MB4c8fd0d02855efdf2f02372bb7cf137e
kdepim-3.0.1.tar.bz2Personal Information Management3.1 MBcbc606a7f63b8abd1d03441ced3fb8e6
kdesdk-3.0.1.tar.bz2Development Tools1.8 MB4eeaef85f70c274e79e0300d054394a8
kdetoys-3.0.1.tar.bz2Amusement / Toys1.4 MBc3520fd9c223fe27480ce0291f4631e2
kdeutils-3.0.1.tar.bz2Utilities1.5 MBad6cd9a0cf8033a04ef9c2be8030a5b6
kde-i18n-3.0.1.tar.bz2*Translations*95 MBc79b9abad46229b67773daba4551f699
kdevelop-2.1.1_for_KDE_3.0.tar.bz2Development IDE (KDE 3.0.x)3.3 MBeea8e3b3b3d3bb88933185b3bdf29d75
kdevelop-2.1.1_for_KDE_2.2.tar.bz2Development IDE (KDE 2.2.x)3.1 MBc41db80c84e57d1184dcf4eb40b26e11
* The translation package has been split into individual language packages so you can download only the translations you need.

Additionally, source rpms are available for Conectiva Linux, Mandrake Linux and SuSE Linux.

Further Information. For further instructions on compiling and installing KDE 3.0.1, please consult the installation instructions and, if you should encounter compilation difficulties, the KDE Compilation FAQ. Please visit the KDE 3.0.1 information page for updates.

KDE Sponsorship

Besides the superb and invaluable efforts by the KDE developers themselves, significant support for KDE development has been provided by MandrakeSoft and SuSE. In addition, the members of the KDE League provide significant support for KDE promotion, and the University of Tübingen provides most of the Internet bandwidth for the KDE project. Thanks!

About KDE

KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators, artists and other professionals worldwide collaborating over the Internet to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop and office environment employing a flexible, component-based, network-transparent architecture and offering an outstanding development platform. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop, a full, component-based office suite (KOffice), a large set of networking and administration tools and utilities, and an efficient, intuitive development environment featuring the excellent IDE KDevelop. KDE is working proof that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software development model can yield first-rate technologies on par with and superior to even the most complex commercial software.

Trademarks Notices. KDE, K Desktop Environment, KDevelop and KOffice are trademarks of KDE e.V.

Compaq, Alpha and Tru64 are either trademarks and/or service marks or registered trademarks and/or service marks of Hewlett-Packard Company.

IBM and PowerPC are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation.

Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Trolltech and Qt are trademarks of Trolltech AS.

UNIX and Motif are registered trademarks of The Open Group.

All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contacts:
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KDE League, Inc.
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Europe (French and English):David Faure
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Europe (English and German):Ralf Nolden
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