KDE 4.2.1 Info Page

KDE 4.2.1 was released on March 4th, 2009.

This page will be updated to reflect changes in the status of 4.2 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:

  • 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 4.2.1 Desktop release

The complete source code for KDE 4.2.1 is available for download:

LocationSizeSHA1 Sum
kdeaccessibility-4.2.16.3MB0ab97ffd3cbddc881b963ed4203045264132f8bc
kdeadmin-4.2.11.9MB888203103fe86010461b1e38d51ba9a20f3250e8
kdeartwork-4.2.122MB02bd99ca5cf303bdeb991b3e85b45dfc4e69e0bc
kdebase-4.2.14.1MBc500024294a7621d176d26bdabdd138d18ec827d
kdebase-runtime-4.2.167MBe80d1882d36e4c9737e80fcb5080bc683403ddb5
kdebase-workspace-4.2.149MB412b8a6778d5c71a366c054b0136edae309bbef0
kdebindings-4.2.14.6MB96353bb3269a7ca37ff31487a0fb7a9c25958963
kdeedu-4.2.157MBf2381f33f6586b950e925423d135b9e66b7bf428
kdegames-4.2.137MBdee8a0fece054bc3b6234fa088ca16b8f5f87795
kdegraphics-4.2.13.5MB5c21e016c75a79a9499aac26ea1240d6024e700e
kdelibs-4.2.19.6MBd2214b9864b64e4a8382a9f593d082c801c58571
kdemultimedia-4.2.11.5MB5382c963fae0ca6528c326b73234525e170a5c2e
kdenetwork-4.2.17.2MBd6d730c167cd72d43904715014b2adc8f7d5bc1e
kdepim-4.2.113MBbe97f4d34eb19b08c30988e07a75c24d5ccad08c
kdepimlibs-4.2.11.6MB150228037fcd740fec0a490149cd1980ddb8fb57
kdeplasma-addons-4.2.14.1MB8e164a8e1476862392371f765372c2e168895d55
kdesdk-4.2.15.2MBdca74527bcf6e5925ec58a74196e683cc68a259a
kdetoys-4.2.11.3MB46157a10a35d37e798faa8bb988ac1c3f2a51f07
kdeutils-4.2.12.2MB2f875d05584b25b928b38e1da2b04c073acefd35
kdewebdev-4.2.12.5MB438bef3bb32ce53a83c6f30f65fb49d4d4e7c76a
phonon-4.3.1564KBf7537e5280d0a4cc1348975daa7a7e45d833d45c
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:

  • Fedora KDE 4.2.1 packages are available:
  • Kubuntu packages are included in the upcoming "Jaunty" (9.04) and also made available as updates for the stable 8.10 ("Intrepid"). More details can be found in the announcement on Kubuntu.org.
  • Mandriva provide packages for 2009.0 i586 2009.0 x86_64
    Please refer to README to more information and how to install debug packages to provide upstream developers proper information in case you desire help KDE improving. For Mandriva Cooker ( development ) users, 4.2.1 is fully available at cooker repositories.
  • openSUSE packages are available for openSUSE 11.1 (one-click install), for openSUSE 11.0 (one-click install) and for openSUSE 10.3 (one-click install). A KDE Four Live CD with these packages is also available.
  • Magic Linux KDE 4.2.1 packages are available for Magic Linux 2.1. See the release notes for detailed information and the FTP tree for packages.

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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