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On January 27, a year after the release of the very first version of KDE software suite of the fourth generation, here comes KDE 4.2 "The Answer". This is a significant release since it marks the time when KDE has matured enough to be appropriate for use by normal users and in production environments.

To celebrate the important event in KDE's history with our fans all around the world we would like to invite you to join us at one of the parties, or throw your very own party. This is a great opportunity to meet with other users of KDE and contributors who bring you this amazing collection of free software. Let's show people how cool KDE software and community are!

If you are organizing a party it's all up to you to make it just the way you like it. There could be presentations, workshops, maybe some translation marathons, a hacking contest, just some socializing fun with a drink or two. It can be short and sweet or long. You decide. Also, don't be afraid to invite some local press to the event to get the word about KDE out there.

If you decided to throw a party, do add it to the list of party locations below. Please keep the list ordered by alphabet.

See you all on the party!

KDE 4.2 Release Parties

Please add your parties by continent first, then in alphabetical order


South Africa

Cape Town
When: January 30, 18:00
Where: Starlight diner in Rondebosch (the corner of Rondebosch main road and Bellemont drive)
Contact: A.J. Venter
More info: A.J. Venter will sponsor the first round of beers (for toasting) at 18:30



Event: Collaboration of Indonesian openSUSE Community (openSUSE-Id); Bandung Region, and Tobucil & Klubs. openSUSE-Id gathers for their Bandung openSUSE 11.1 Release Party and celebrates this KDE 4.2 release with local community in Bandung.
When: Sunday, February 1, 15:30
Where: Tobucil, Aceh 56, Bandung 40113.
Contact: Andi Sugandi




When: Tuesday, January 27, 19:00
Where: Metalab
Contact: red667


When: Wednesday, January 28, 19:00
Where: CBS, Howitzvej 60, 2000 Frederiksberg map
Contact: martin (at) sslug dot dk


When: Tuesday, January 27, 19:00
Where: Mauruse Pubi, Estonia pst 8, map
Contact: laur (at) estobuntu dot org GSM 58116469
Estonia, Tartu
When: Thursday, January 29, 19:00
Where: Cafe Shakespeare, Vanemuise 6, website
Contact: laur (at) estobuntu dot org GSM 58116469


When: Tuesday, January 28, 19:00
Where: KDAB office Berlin, Adalbertstr. 7/8, 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Contact: Frank Osterfeld
When: Friday, January 30, 19:00
Where: Brotfabrik/KP21, Bachmannstr. 2-4, 60488 Frankfurt am Main
Contact: Claudia Rauch

Drop me a mail if you want to come :)

Event: Together with the Free Software Foundation Europe. The FSFE gathers for their Southern German Fellowship meeting and celebrates the release with us.
When: Friday, January 30, 18:00
Where: Unithekle (near S-Bahn Universität) how to get there
Contact: Frederik Gladhorn


Organized by the KDE Italia team and the Openmind with the openSUSE support.
When: Saturday, February 7, 09:00-14:00
Where: Villa Vannucchi, San Giorgio a Cremano, Naples, Italy. The event is going to be in a mansion house of the 1700.
Contact: Giovanni Venturi and KDE Italia team: send us an email if you want to be here.
More info: here


When: Sunday, februari 1, 14:00
Where: De Commanderie, Franseplaats 1, Nijmegen
Contact: KDE nl mailinglist
More info: many dutch KDE contributors will be there!


When: Friday, January 30, 20:00
Where: Bugges, eftf, Leirfallsgate 6
Contact: Jesper Thomschütz
More info: Meet real live trolls from Qt Software!


Four presentations (about KDE 4.2, Plasma, Amarok 2 and, D-Bus), three workshops (creating a Plasma theme, creating a Plasma widget, and helping with translation), and after that some free socialising with some snacks and drinks. For workshops you need to register. See more info link.
When: Tuesday, January 27, 18:00
Where: Kiberpipa, Kersnikova 6 - the map
Contact: Jure Repinc
More info: Zabava ob izidu KDE 4.2


When: January 30, 22:00
Where: Barcelona, Restaurant Sporting, Carrer Maspons 16
Contact: Albert Astals Cid


After an introduction by Georg Greve of the Free Software Foundation Europe there will be a talk by Aaron Seigo. Food and drinks afterwards.
Event: KDE 4.2 Release Party
Date: Wednesday, January 28th.
Time: 17:30
Where: Auditorium Maximum, main building ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101
Important notice: still looking for a sponsor!
Contact: Luca Gugelmann
Note that the event is absolutely free. The "fee" of ~100$ which was announced here is NOT necessary. The event listed here is not formally related to the AGS conference, it just happens to be at the same location.

For the AGS talk by Aaron Seigo "Democratic Software - the Implications of Open Source in Society" on Monday, January 26 see [1]. The edit introducing the fee was from a source unknown to the organizers.

South America


Buenos Aires
When: Friday, January 30, 21:00
Where: Jobs Bar
Contact: juanman or #kde-ar in freenode irc chat


When: Tuesday, January 27
Where: Faculdade Area1FTE
Contact: Cristiano Furtado or more information here
São Paulo
When: Wednesday, January 28, 20:00-22:00h
Where: Feira Moderna Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1248, Vila Madalena
Contact: Mauricio Piacentini (if possible, send an email so we can estimate the number of people)
São Luis de Montes Belos
when: , Janeiro 28, 20:00
Where: Shop Dos Amigos - [2]
Contact: Jhonatam(se nao estivere, encontrando o local me liguem que dou instruçoes 64 8422-3846)
When: Tuesday, January 27, 19:00
Where: Ligue Pizza - Mapa]
Contact: Otavio Souza (if possible, send an email so we can estimate the number of people)


When: Tuesday, January 27, 19:00
Where: Pizza Valentis Los Robles
Contact: fitoria
More info: LinuxTour

North America

United States

New York, NY
When: Wednesday, January 28, 8pm EST
Where: the Hungarian Pastry Shop on 1030 Amsterdam Avenue (between west 110th and 111th)
Contact: web announcement or Samat Jain
Washington DC
When: Friday January 30, 19:00
Where: Piratz Tavern, Silver Spring MD (map), Metro accessible, Parking available, Family friendly
Contact: Celeste Lyn Paul

KDE 4.2 Release Event on the Forum

The KDE Forum team is proud to announce an event to celebrate the release of KDE 4.2 at the end of January.

On this day we will open a Congratulation/Feedback thread in the KDE Releases Forum. There you can post what you like to say about this shiny new release.

But that's not all. For this particular day this thread will be __open to any guest all over the world__, no registration is needed.

Of course, to overcome possible abuse, every new post will be moderated.

And to make this something special, we want to make our first real record: We believe that it should be possible to get as much as 2000 posts in one day

So come onto the Forum and join the gratulations!