Subject: [Fwd: KDE 1.0 Released]
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Guenther Grau <Guenther.Grau@bk.bosch.de>
Date: 07/14/1998 10:48:42
is there anybody out there who is interested and has the time
to add NetBSD as a supported KDE platform? I know that our package
system already contains a package for this, but it would be nice
if our patches would be submitted back to the kde people. We should
have a NetBSD person testing KDE before each release so that the
next release will run on NetBSD out of the box.
Bernd Johannes Wuebben wrote:
> T H E K D E S K T O P E N V I R O N M E N T
> Release 1.0
> July 12, 1998
> An integrated Desktop Environment for the Unix Operating System
> We are pleased to announce the availability of release 1.0 of the K
> Desktop Environment.
> KDE is a network transparent, contemporary desktop environment for
> UNIX workstations. KDE seeks to fill the need for an easy to use
> desktop for Unix workstations, similar to the desktop environments
> found under the MacOS or Window95/NT. We believe that the UNIX
> operating system is the best operating system available today. In
> fact UNIX has been the undisputed choice of the information tech-
> nology professional for many years. When it comes to stability,
> scalability and openness there is no competition to UNIX. However,
> the lack of an easy to use contemporary desktop environment for
> UNIX has prevented UNIX from finding its way onto the desktops of
> the typical computer user in offices and homes.
> With KDE there is now an easy to use, contemporary desktop environ-
> ment available for UNIX. Together with a free implementation of
> UNIX such as Linux, UNIX/KDE constitutes a completely free and open
> computing platform available to anyone free of charge including its
> source code for anyone to modify. While there will always be room
> for improvement we believe to have delivered a viable alternative
> to some of the more commonly found and commercial operating sys-
> tems/desktops combinations available today. It is our hope that the
> combination UNIX/KDE will finally bring open, reliable, stable and
> monopoly free computing to the average computer. Please visit:
> for more information about the KDE Project.
> KDE The Application Development Framework
> KDE The Office Application Suite
> Supported platforms:
> KDE was primarily developed under the Linux variant of the
> Unix operating system. However it is known to compile with-
> out, or with very few, problems on most Unix variants.
> At the moment we explicitely support Linux (Intel , Alpha,
> Sparc) and FreeBSD. We have success reports for IRIX, OSF,
> SunOS, HP-UX. and others.