www.kde.org shows our community

Posted by on Feb 9, 2010 in KDE | 3 Comments
A few hours ago the new www.kde.org website went online. Thank you a lot to everybody who contributed. I think it is a great new site which is in sync with who we are and what we are doing. There are still a few small bugs but I´m already really happy with it.
When we discussed the goals of the new site at the marketing meeting last year in Stuttgart we identified 3 things we want to achieve with the relaunch.
1. communicate our new branding
2. show our community and faces of the contributors.
3. move some less central content and texts to our wikis
I think we accieved all three goals. And additionally we have a great new design and better ways of promote our software.
It´s great that we managed to release all this in time for the KDE 4.4 SC release like we planed.
I developed a few classes to fetch community data from other websites and show the newest stuff on kde.org.
We now have integration with identi.ca, twitter, blogs, dot.kde.org, forum.kde.org, openDesktop.org and hopefully svn and gitorious in the near future. An integration with the upcoming individual supporting membership program is already done.
But to make this happen we need more data from as many KDE contributors as possible. So add yourself to this file
http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/www/media/users_conf.php or ask somebody with www commit karma. Yes, the plan is to unify this with the planet config file in the future. 🙂
Gratulations to all contributors.


  1. Bernhard

    Holy sh** .. the new site is impressive 🙂 didn’t have time yet to read this blog entry, but I just had to express my feelings on the site.. GREAT work.. I especially like the overview of all the different parts of kde (plasma-desktop/netbook, the different application modules + apps, and especially the linked in development information everywhere, combined with the bug reports…
    I also really like the design… everything just fits nicely together 🙂

  2. Jason

    Should I also add my image to http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/www/sites/www/userpictures/ ?

  3. Frank Karlitschek

    Yes. Add you oicture and add your data to /media/users_conf.php 🙂


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