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KDE Ships April Updates to Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform

April 4, 2012. Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.8 series. 4.8.2 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.8 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.8.1 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE’s software is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come.

Significant bugfixes include making encryption of multiple folders using GPG work, XRender fixes in the KWin window and compositing manager, a series of bugfixes to the newly introduced Dolphin view engine and improvements in the Plasma Quick-based new window switcher, which made its first appearance in 4.8.0. Kontact and its device counterpart Kontact Touch have received a number of important bugfixes as well as performance improvements. The changelog and Bugzilla list more, but not all improvements since 4.8.1. Note that these changelogs are incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into 4.8.2, you can browse the Subversion and Git logs. 4.8.2 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 55+ supported languages. To download source code or packages to install go to the 4.8.2 Info Page. If you would like to find out more about the KDE Workspaces and Applications 4.8, please refer to the 4.8 release notes and its earlier versions.

Plasma Desktop with the Dolphin file manager
Plasma Desktop with Dolphin and Gwenview

The KDE Software Compilation, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE's software can be obtained in source and various binary formats from http://download.kde.org or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.

Installing 4.8.2 Binary Packages

Packages. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of 4.8.2 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.

Package Locations. For a current list of available binary packages of which the KDE Project has been informed, please visit the 4.8.2 Info Page.

Compiling 4.8.2

The complete source code for 4.8.2 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing 4.8.2 are available from the 4.8.2 Info Page.

Supporting KDE

KDE is a Free Software community that exists and grows only because of the help of many volunteers that donate their time and effort. KDE is always looking for new volunteers and contributions, whether it is help with coding, bug fixing or reporting, writing documentation, translations, promotion, money, etc. All contributions are gratefully appreciated and eagerly accepted. Please read through the Supporting KDE page for further information or become a KDE e.V. supporting member through our new Join the Game initiative.

About KDE

KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and modern accessibility principles in mind. KDE's full-featured applications run natively on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X.


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