KDE Shines Up New User Forum

The KDE Project — the desktop environment preferred by 43% of Linux Journal readers — likes to hear from its users. From annual conferences to IRC channels, KDE is listening — and beginning last week, they have a new opportunity to hear what the people have to say.

In a post to KDE.news, KDE developer Sebastian Kuegler announced the launch of a new KDE Forum, describing it as a place for the KDE community to "help each other, discuss KDE-related topics and exchange ideas." The announcement noted that a number of sub-forum categories were created as a starting place, including ones covering News, Users, OS specifics, Developers, and the Forum itself, and invited the community to explore and request additional areas as necessary. Kuegler went on to note that the KDE team is currently working to integrate the Forum into existing KDE properties, in order to provide users with multiple methods for utilizing the new offering.

The announcement also noted that the Forums will run on the MyBB forum software, which has been released under the GPL (Version 3) specifically for this purpose. MyBB's Chris Boulton was quoted saying that the decision to license under the GPL was "very well-received" by the MyBB community, and described the change as "clear[ing] out our licensing."

The forum can be found at forum.kde.org, and is reported to have already attracted more than 17,000 users.

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