KDE 4.0.0 Info Page

KDE 4.0 was released on January 11th, 2008.

This page will be updated to reflect changes in the status of 4.0 release cycle so check back for new information.

Security Issues

Please report possible problems to security@kde.org.

Bugs

This is a list of grave bugs and common pitfalls surfacing after the release was packaged:

  • None known currently

Please check the bug database before filing any bug reports. Also check for possible updates on this page that might describe or fix your problem.

FAQ

See the KDE FAQ for any specific questions you may have. Questions about Konqueror should be directed to the Konqueror FAQ.

Download and Installation

Build instructions. Build instructions are separately maintained.

The KDE release is split into a platform release and a desktop release.

KDE 4.0 Desktop release

The complete source code for KDE 4.0 is available for download:

LocationSizeMD5 Sum
kdeaccessibility-4.0.06.1MBaaf6e7d2e79ca7de73a0f3b13e498c32
kdeadmin-4.0.01.3MB4ee63cb1ab7550868ccd8b2a1cfcb1f4
kdeartwork-4.0.041MB140a1ba06c57b8d4ca2a2331e60840c5
kdebase-4.0.03.9MB01d8f2f16cbd4e225efc996b0dd39769
kdebase-runtime-4.0.046MBda93f59497ff90ad01bd4ab9b458f6cb
kdebase-workspace-4.0.029MBf3d2155ff5ff7472a8884bd3f31bff16
kdebindings-4.0.03.8MB4cc820a19097c8f180277aa9ae0c9385
kdeedu-4.0.040MB73924e158e4a2de2107be441c808251f
kdegames-4.0.023MB6264c0034f6389a2807a4e1723ba1c81
kdegraphics-4.0.02.3MB6cad7b165d99c43d1a19a0350598821c
kdelibs-4.0.08.7MB79d0f83ca81fc4a135663943340c0b8f
kdemultimedia-4.0.01.1MB0bf1cd18a23017a37324d9f8c4902e19
kdenetwork-4.0.06.1MBf362bd34b589800845abfb99589d4cfc
kdepimlibs-4.0.01.7MB1a68662230fcd4ec8cea90bb780f920e
kdesdk-4.0.04.1MB7777425fe349a25c78b808e3fc04165a
kdetoys-4.0.02.2MB6e4e2eea3d87718f48716f975b48ada2
kdeutils-4.0.02.3MB5815625f215ff3be47a21074d2c047a0
kdewebdev-4.0.01.2MB1c973739bdcb50befee96ddb33ad30de
Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 4.0 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's http or FTP mirrors.

Currently pre-compiled packages are available for:

  • An alpha version of KDE4-based Arklinux 2008.1 is expected shortly after this release, with an expected final release within 3 or 4 weeks.
  • Debian KDE 4.0 packages are available in the experimental branch. The KDE Development Platform will even make it into Lenny. Watch for announcements by the Debian KDE Team. Rumours are that a Live CD is planned as well.
  • Fedora will feature KDE 4.0 in Fedora 9, to be released in April, with Alpha releases being available from 24th of January. KDE 4.0 packages are in the pre-alpha Rawhide repository.
  • Gentoo Linux provides KDE 4.0 builds on http://kde.gentoo.org.
  • Kubuntu packages are included in the upcoming "Hardy Heron" (8.04) and also made available as updates for the stable "Gutsy Gibbon" (7.10). A Live CD is available for trying out KDE 4.0. More details can be found in the announcement on Kubuntu.org.
  • Mandriva will provide packages for 2008.0 and aims at producing a Live CD with the latest snapshot of 2008.1.
  • openSUSE packages are available for openSUSE 10.3 (one-click install), openSUSE Factory (one-click install) and openSUSE 10.2. A KDE Four Live CD with these packages is also available. KDE 4.0 will be part of the upcoming openSUSE 11.0 release.

Developer Info

If you need help porting your application to KDE 4 see the porting guide or subscribe to the KDE Devel Mailinglist to ask specific questions about porting your applications.

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