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KDE 4.2.0 Info Page

KDE 4.2.0 was released on January 27th, 2009.

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:

  • KDM versions before KDE 4.4.3 have a race condition that allows valid local users to overwrite arbitrary files. Read the detailed advisory for more information.
  • KGet versions up to and including KDE SC 4.4.3 have a directory traversal flaw that can allow maliciously-crafted metalink files to download files to unintended directories. Read the detailed advisory for more information.

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 4.2.0 Desktop release

The complete source code for KDE 4.2.0 is available for download:

LocationSizeMD5 Sum
kdeaccessibility-4.2.06,4MBf32f24c4f07906b7af39ca18d47b5e27
kdeadmin-4.2.01,9MB2c5b33477b5679bcd9fdbc1f8017e6fb
kdeartwork-4.2.022MBd81623b60c7deb314bc2e28a52254ac2
kdebase-4.2.04,1MBda86a8ad624e86eda3a7509f39272060
kdebase-runtime-4.2.067MB8ef48aae16a6dddb3055d81d7e5c375f
kdebase-workspace-4.2.049MB193e30b9ed0b55b0196289d9df43a904
kdebindings-4.2.04,5MB6eae8fd968da83fe65e592993e416adc
kdeedu-4.2.057MBaaddbdab29e1d284ad8ee67a78b4c597
kdegames-4.2.037MB68cefd627025be99ba136e5a4e35e554
kdegraphics-4.2.03,5MB8beb6fe5d475d0b0245ea6d4cc7e9732
kdelibs-4.2.09,6MB2d830a922195fefe6e073111850247ac
kdemultimedia-4.2.01,5MB3e944c87888ac1ac5b11d3722dd31f88
kdenetwork-4.2.07,2MB0ea1628e11d398fdf45276a35edd3cae
kdepim-4.2.013MBa80631de21930b2544c86722138aaa6c
kdepimlibs-4.2.01,6MB8a91677e2dca7d4db26b33c78e239e5e
kdeplasma-addons-4.2.04,1MBd98f805f4c9b7af7278067f9e544b2ec
kdesdk-4.2.05,2MB79d01b4f10f1ecc283f7860d2c7973e9
kdetoys-4.2.01,3MB3adf538297e5dca51f15186b4acd02ce
kdeutils-4.2.02,2MBf0ca24c7d3e5bb0ab55bf6b26fc6224e
kdewebdev-4.2.03,3MB8b60c68f6cbbe9c5bb48caa576853f9e
Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 4.2 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:

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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