February 19, 2019

KDE 3.0 Review: Bumpy Install, Smooth Run - page 2

Introducing KDE 3.0

  • April 8, 2002
  • By Dee-Ann LeBlanc

Of course, with all this downloading ahead of you, you're probably asking yourself why you should bother. After all, nothing's wrong with the version of KDE you've got now, right? Under the hood, the main change is that KDE 3.0 utilizes the Qt 3 library set. On the surface, however, there are a massive number of changes. These additions include:

  • A pile of bug fixes.
  • A collection of improvements in the arts package for those who like to use various sound applications.
  • Full set of SSL certificate tools.
  • Better CUPS integration in the KDE print tool.
  • Does not move your cursor focus to a new window as it opens.
  • Any number of tiny performance tweaks to the operation of keyboard, mouse, desktop, and windows.
  • XML plugin for Kate, a text editor for programmer.
  • Additional functionality for Konqueror, including controlling how much to show animated GIFs and whether or not to allow JavaScript pop-up windows.
  • Much additional functionality to Konsole, the KDE command line terminal window, including the ability to monitor for new activity, or no activity.
  • Font installation assistant.
  • A huge collection of new features for Kmail including distribution lists, aliases, and SMTP over SSL.
  • Much, much more.

The full list of new features and fixes is too long to include here. See the changelog at http://www.kde.org/announcements/changelog2_2_2to3_0.html for more details.

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