KDE 4.2.2 Info Page

KDE 4.2.2 was released on April 2nd, 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 4.2.2 Desktop release

The complete source code for KDE 4.2.2 is available for download:

LocationSizeSHA1 Sum
kdeaccessibility-4.2.26,3MBe814f633653f19d65366df1bc4e7fed3dc24e33b
kdeadmin-4.2.21,9MB3bf8f689d6fcafcfdfb2bea4c6003e56c80c4601
kdeartwork-4.2.222MB306eede44f62fdef0892ad40988ada51f06bfa73
kdebase-4.2.24,1MB10309413767b856d303102155911518519e5b57e
kdebase-runtime-4.2.267MB0b100ceb77fa2e8cbe5303f7fea28b02117c7658
kdebase-workspace-4.2.249MB9397220827f378cedf38e800e06e9ca8b1a1235d
kdebindings-4.2.24,6MB1d5eb1bb92f68172d0a0345070b1120c2601ab8c
kdeedu-4.2.257MBc6aaf3639188e66d14da0d404a9b5d5fb95e7df5
kdegames-4.2.237MBffd4dde8c10f14de9da4e44d22b2ac19c8bfce9b
kdegraphics-4.2.23,5MBcb7bda631b6e5b1866b07c622c7dc54771a87760
kdelibs-4.2.29,6MB7769bac38b27d8726c27eb3bb0b79f370f77457f
kdemultimedia-4.2.21,5MBbacbf584cd38be5234bb5a4419a275c6f4164721
kdenetwork-4.2.26,9MB335a09012602400318d6e703fdcc390f5a2f7761
kdepim-4.2.212MBabd6d9e7777cf192aa7919dce56644e942d8e2e9
kdepimlibs-4.2.21,6MB895ae97d393ec47386de71bbe76fb5a685d3850f
kdeplasma-addons-4.2.24,1MB6b4afe369597b8cdeff05e1b0feda0d48aea59d6
kdesdk-4.2.25,3MBea610bc2cf3f5beb37f03ac6ff7822fca5234003
kdetoys-4.2.21,3MB5057ae39c77be8792fb1c23fd8cf1e3ac06942cf
kdeutils-4.2.22,3MB98e388776b1c270fc6a629c94455024e08bb85b4
kdewebdev-4.2.22,5MBfe43dad60a72bcaaafa0d0384fa5635c6a9c4795
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:

  • Debian KDE 4.2.2 packages are available in the unstable repository.
  • Fedora KDE 4.2.2 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, 4.2.2 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 4.2.2 packages are available for Magic Linux 2.5. 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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