Home > KDE > Kde 3.1.5 Released Kde 3.1.5 Released Submitted by Lucio Riccardi 2004-01-14 KDE 17 Comments The 3.1.5 version of the KDE desktop was released today. It is a bug fix release (changelog). About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 17 Comments 2004-01-14 8:20 pm These fixes are basically backports of fixes to the 3.2 tree, or no? Does anyone know? Erik 2004-01-14 8:21 pm instead wait for KDE 3.2 RC1 which is supposed to be released early next week. 2004-01-14 8:23 pm Nice – but I’m going to wait until 3.2 to be out Feb 2 according to http://developer.kde.org/development-versions/kde-3.2-release-plan….. One of the new features is support of svg. 2004-01-14 8:24 pm Unless you want a stable desktop as opposed to a “release candidate” (read: buggy) desktop. 2004-01-14 8:41 pm @Anonymous True, but theres a possibility that RC1 may become the final release anyway (although I doubt this, probably RC2 or even RC3 will be the final release). As KDE 3.2 has been in development 6 months and has already gone through 2 betas it should be reasonably stable by RC1 IMO. 2004-01-14 8:56 pm > As KDE 3.2 has been in development 6 months Make it 1 year and you’re right. 2004-01-14 10:44 pm KDE Beta 2 has been rock solid for me, sure there are bugs, but none that I have encountered, even KDE from CVS is stable for me. 2004-01-14 11:06 pm KDE 3.2 Beta2 has been very stable. Some features don’t work like they should, but I have yet to encounter critical bugs. 2004-01-14 11:06 pm KDE is great about supporting their work, unlike some other project which pumps out releases every 6 months without any real backports. 2004-01-14 11:57 pm Software installation on Linux is painless. So upgrade to this version now, and then upgrade next week to the next version. Open Source develops much faster than software developed in a proprietary, closed manner – so enjoy the benefits. 2004-01-15 12:45 am If not updating is not painless. 2004-01-15 1:32 am Yeah, indeed, why wait? I just ‘apt-get install kde’ and look at that, 3.1.5 packages are already in Debian unstable 2004-01-15 5:20 am Konstruct rocks! http://developer.kde.org/build/konstruct/ 2004-01-15 5:39 am I agree that Konstruct rocks for testing, as you can install multiple versions of KDE concurrently (I suggest creating test users if you’re experimenting). It is definitely an impressive program… 2004-01-15 7:23 pm I’m a gnome lover (one of the few it seems) KDE can suck gnomes toes ! – Joking ! KDE is cool, I dig it, but Gmome feels ‘mini-malist’ in all the right directions, whereas KDE feels like a busy cluttered irritation KDE seems to have better integration with applications, but seems to lack the immediate human touch – the comfy size of the Gnome Interface. A combination of the two could work wonders for Linux on the Desktop 2004-01-15 11:45 pm Yeah I agree, I lean toward Gnome. It’s clean & consistant & lighter on resources. KDE has some wonderfull functionality but overall is kinda too busy. 2004-01-16 1:03 am That all depends on your styles and icons. If you like the more minimalistic look, you can always use Plastik or KDE classic style. You can also use the original KDE icons or iKons which are more in the old style. If you want a minimalist appearance, KDE can do it very well. For a while, I had no kicker, no desktop icons and used the OpenLook windeco. You can’t get a more minimalist interface.