KDE 4.3.2 Release Announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KDE 4.3.2 Stabilizes Free Desktop
KDE Community Ships Second Translation and Service Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates
October 6th, 2009. Another month has passed since the release of KDE 4.3.0, so today the KDE Community announces the immediate availability of KDE 4.3.2, a bugfix, translation and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. KDE 4.3.2 is a monthly update to KDE 4.3. It ships with a desktop workspace and many cross-platform applications such as administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, multimedia software, games, artwork, development tools and more. KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in more than 50 languages.
KDE 4.3.2 brings a nice number of bugfixes, some critical, some just fixing small annoyances:
- Many crashers have been fixed in KDE's core libraries, bringing more stability to all applications
- KWin's window compositing effects have been further stabilized by fixing a number of bugs in effect plugins such as the famous coverswitch window switcher
- The biggest number of bugs for this release has been fixed in KMail, KDE's email client, making it more reliable and usable by correcting a number of display issues
- Saving files over themselves works again in Okular, KDE's document viewer
Note that the changelog is usually incomplete, for a complete list of changes that went into KDE 4.3.2, you can browse the Subversion log. KDE 4.3.2 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 50+ supported languages.To find out more about the KDE 4.3 desktop and applications, please refer to the KDE 4.3.0, KDE 4.2.0, KDE 4.1.0 and KDE 4.0.0 release notes. KDE 4.3.2 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE 4.3.1 or earlier versions.
KDE, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE can be obtained in source and various binary formats from http://download.kde.org and can also be obtained on CD-ROM or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.
Installing KDE 4.3.2 Binary Packages
Packagers. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 4.3.2 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://download.kde.org. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.
Compiling KDE 4.3.2
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.
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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