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Old 01-21-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Question k3b development is now stopped? [updated, k3b 2.0 is coming!]


Hi folks.
I was wondering if k3b development is now stopped? I regularly check the k3b website for news, but every time I only see that the last entry in the news section is from May 2008. It is now the 8th month since nothing happens there. I remember times when there was a new bugfix release every 2 weeks. But know, nothing. Not even the KDE4 port is finished.
Does anybody know something what happens there? Thanks.

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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It looks like they're still working on the port. I found this thread that claims there is activity in the SVN branch.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 08:11 AM   #3
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k3b 2.0 is coming in mid 2009

I'm happy to announce, that the porting of k3b to KDE 4.x is truly on the way. I found an article which informs us that k3b 2.0 (the KDE 4.x version) will be available in mid 2009, hopefully in the end of april. Great news! The article is here.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 09:01 AM   #4
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Great news! I've always liked k3b -- even installing it on gnome setups...
 
Old 03-25-2009, 03:52 PM   #5
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I think part of the slowdown has been the issues with post .23 kernels not being able to verify DVDs.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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The biggest marketing problem with software tools that work fine is that there is nothing to complain about, and therefore there is not really anything to write about it after some time. I'm sure that k3b development mailing lists are more verbose, but some esoteric techie-talk is not really meant to be on the front-page of a software web site.

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:59 PM   #7
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It actually sounded from the developer that he was not spending as much time working on it because of other projects (nepomuk IIRC). But recently Mandriva supplied two paid developers to work on it because they wanted it badly for the new Mandriva release this spring. That forced the main developer to spend some more time...

They've all done some excellent work and I'm glad it's progressing nicely. It's one of those must have linux apps, in my opinion.
 
  


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