Archive for November, 2009

K3b 1.69 (2.0-alpha4)

November 28, 2009

Hello dear Planet KDE readers! Since it’s my first post on this blog let me introduce myself. My name is Michał Małek, I’m 27 and I write to you from Poland. But I think the most interesting information for you is that I’m a developer of K3b. For those of you who, by any chance, didn’t hear of it: it’s (mainly) a CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning application built on top of KDE Platform.

This blog will provide you with information about K3b development. There weren’t a lot info about it in the last months so, according to Aaron, you could assume the project is dead. That’s not the case.

I came into K3b development about a year ago when I found out that one of my favorite applications is still not ported to KDE4. Today K3b 2.0 is not finished yet but we’re not that far from it either. I’m happy to announce a new alpha release which is an effect of a monthly bug crushing. Two little features were also added. Most of the reported crashes have been fixed so the application should be rather stable. It should still be used carefully though, especially with important data.

Changelog since K3b 1.68 (2.0-alpha3)

New features

  • Added close buttons on project tabs (159751)
  • Added support for new libmpcdec API (214149)


  • Crash at the beginning of burning (204333)
  • Crash during DVD ripping (207958)
  • Crash right after burn (195436)
  • Crash during Audio CD ripping (198015)
  • Crash at the beginning of ripping Audio CD with data tracks (186555)
  • Crash at the beginning of burning cue/bin image (190775)
  • Fixed various typos in UI (208401, 209512)
  • Fixed potential aliasing issues (210890)
  • Show only one entry on the task list even when dialog window is opened (211680)
  • Show correct size when project contains invalid links (212609)
  • Show correct elapsed time when burning over midnight (211604)
  • Added timeout when checking version number and features of executable (212582)
  • Fixed visually endless busy status when opening an empty folder (113649)
  • Burning double-layer DVDs should be possible again (214115)