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    KDE 3.0.3 released … and some .debs
    Submitted by Daniel S on Monday, August 19, 2002 – 14:59
    KDEDirk Mueller, the KDE Release Coordinator, today announced the release of KDE 3.0.3, with the major feature a fix for the SSL in Konqueror issue. With this release also comes a new (and working, tested) set of .debs.

    This set of .debs is not yet mirrored at kde3.geniussystems.net and the usual mirrors; instead, it is on all the main KDE mirrors. The new sources line is:
    deb http://your.mirror.here/pub/kde/stable/3.0.3/Debian ./

    These .debs are compiled on unstable, but will work on woody if you drag a couple of packages back. At this stage, some mirrors still have a half-complete Debian directory; if Packages.gz is not found, just wait until the next pulse.

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    Subject: What’s the story behind this
    Author: matthijs
    Date: Monday, 2002/08/19 – 15:46
    What’s the story behind this new efficiency and the Debian packages on the official kde-mirrors? Christopher L Cheney seems to have put a lot of work into this. Who is he/should I have heard of him? Thumbs up for his work anyway.

    Meanwhile I’m still running kde 2.2.2 and I’m in doubt whether to switch or not. I don’t use many kde programs, only konsole, kicker, kwintv and kmail. I heard it’s yet again slower, but I’m also a bit curious about the new themes and widget styles. Has anybody something to say that might influence my decision?

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    Subject: The story …
    Author: daniel@raging.dropbear.id.au
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/08/20 – 06:30
    Chris Cheney (aka calc), is the maintainer of KDE in Debian. He’s done a fantastic job getting the KDE3 setup up to speed with a new debian/ directory (mine sucked). He does the regular maintainence of the KDE debs. I was the KDE maintainer before Chris (and after Ivan), and Chris has been exceptionally busy lately, so I uploaded the debs, with Chris’s blessing. 🙂
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    Subject: speed comparison KDE 2.2.2 vs KDE3
    Author: uberdork
    Date: Monday, 2002/08/19 – 18:49
    Well, I’ve installed the inofficial KDE 3.0.2 on testing, and I must say it feels considerably faster on my machine than KDE 2.2.2

    -uberdork

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    Subject: not all it’s cracked up to be
    Author: debianmonkey
    Date: Monday, 2002/08/19 – 18:13
    KDE3 is supposedly faster than KDE 2.2.2. They implemented some speedups to do with icons, and just basically optimized the code in many ways, from what I heard. There are barely any new themes…except for mosfet-liquid and keramik which are pretty cool. But the debian packaged themes for KDE 2.2.2 are great, especially qnix. I really don’t see any reason to upgrade at all. I’ve been-there-done-that, and I have decided that the more stable KDE 2.2.2 is much more to my liking. I was using KDE3 on a Mandrake system at work though, and the packages were quite shoddy.

    I’d wait until the packages are actually in testing

    There are not that many good apps for KDE3 yet anyways, and most are buggy because they introduced new bugs when porting their code to qt3/kde3. BTW, can KDE3 apps be run under KDE2 with kdelibs for kde3 installed? I’ve never tried, because I haven’t had the need to.

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