KDE 3.2.1 is Released

The KDE project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.2.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.2.1 ships with lot of bug fixes since KDE 3.2 and is available in 49 languages (now including Bengali, Icelandic, Japanese, Lithuanian, Low Saxon, Latin Serbian and Tajik). Sources and contributed packages are linked on the KDE 3.2.1 info page.


It seems promblems with artsd and alsa are fixed

By Andrey V. Panov at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

Finally! Great, thank you!

By me at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

What makes you think that? There are still both problems with dmix and general performance.

By Allan S. at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

Yes, but he's probably referring to the fact that you can now turn it off. Isn't that what it's there for? ;)

By ac at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

I'm eagerly waiting for updated ruby bindings. Will these be coming in the 3.2 cycle?


By rb at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

Last time I checked, whilst reading an article about RMS on KDE, he (and I) were pleased the project was so dedicated to the Free Software definition. Reading the announcement, and I just checked the homepage, at what point did the site maintainer switch to supporting the Open Source definition?

By Martin Galpin at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

I am a flOSS supporter. I think the FS vs OpenS Quarrel is an artificial one, that is not very important on the European agenda

By Jan at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

Obviously whoever changed it didn't think so, otherwise it would have been left as it was. I'm simply asking for the reasons why.

By Martin Galpin at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

This is amazing, some of the most disturbing bugs in Konqueror (mainly KHTML) are gone! Especially the gifs-not-looping bug, the text-not-being-selected-on-certain-cases bug and the dotted-line-looking-dashed bug.

KDE rocks! *cries of joy*

By Pilaf at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am


By superstoned at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

and All KDE Developers. I was not happy with 3.2.0 release due to KHTML. thanks.

By fast_rizwaan_ at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

Anyone has any idea if and when will debian woody packages be released?


By Cirrus at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

Maybe Ralf Nolden will upload the debs soon. I hope so...

I'm waiting for woody packages too... ;-)

Ralf! Please, please, please...

By Sahin at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

Why are debian/stable packages always delayed?

This distro should have highest packaging prio. The big linux distros have man-power of themselves. Right now, as the security advisories are out, every debian/stable admin knows, that his boxes are vulnerable to the cookie traversal bug. Hello kde packagers, please give us the chance to upgrade debian/stable before the security allerts come out. Where's this new kde-debian connection? Don't tell me to abandon from debian/stable.

Sorry for being harsh, but please change this vital issue.

By micha at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

All packages have equal priority - zero. We do not provide packages.


By Richard Moore at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

Sorry, then this is the wrong place to flame. You are right, debian/stable is built by the debian qt/kde maintainers.

By micha at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

OK, so who is it?
I want KDE 3.2.1 on woody too!
usually woody packages are there within the first day.
Who can I ask?

By Rizzo at Fri, 2004/03/12 - 6:00am

Hi Rizzo,

Maybe ask Rald Nolden!

You can obtain his E-mail address from the following file:

However if Rald has spare time, he will create debs for woody. I'm sure.

Best Regards,

By Sahin at Fri, 2004/03/12 - 6:00am

... and don't forget to share the info if you have any ...


By Sahin at Fri, 2004/03/12 - 6:00am

Ralf is busy with family stuff at the moment, please don't bother him.


By Richard Moore at Fri, 2004/03/12 - 6:00am

Thx for the info!

I told you... KDE 3.2.1 debs will be available as soon Ralf has time for it. ;-)


By Sahin at Sat, 2004/03/13 - 6:00am

I am compiling on Debian testing/unstable (Knoppix 2-16-04). During the qt-x11-free compile I get this error:

make[6]: Entering directory `/home/Administrator/src/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free/work/qt-x11-free-3.2.3/src'
g++ -c -pipe -fno-exceptions -Wall -W -O2 -pipe -D_REENTRANT -fPIC -DQT_SHARED -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DQT_NO_IMAGEIO_MNG -DQT_NO_IMAGEIO_JPEG -DQT_BUILTIN_GIF_READER=1 -DQT_NO_STYLE_MAC -DQT_NO_STYLE_AQUA -DQT_NO_STYLE_INTERLACE -DQT_NO_STYLE_WINDOWSXP -DQT_NO_STYLE_COMPACT -I/home/Administrator/src/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free/work/qt-x11-free-3.2.3/mkspecs/linux-g++ -I. -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I3rdparty/opentype -I../include -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -I.moc/release-shared-mt/ -o .obj/release-shared-mt/qtaddons_x11.o kernel/qtaddons_x11.cpp
In file included from /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xft/Xft.h:41,
from kernel/qt_x11_p.h:150,
from kernel/qtaddons_x11.cpp:25:
/usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:20:2: #error "`ft2build.h' hasn't been included yet!"
/usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:21:2: #error "Please always use macros to include FreeType header files."
/usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:22:2: #error "Example:"
/usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:23:2: #error " #include "
/usr/include/freetype2/freetype/freetype.h:24:2: #error " #include FT_FREETYPE_H"
make[6]: *** [.obj/release-shared-mt/qtaddons_x11.o] Error 1
make[6]: Leaving directory `/home/Administrator/src/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free/work/qt-x11-free-3.2.3/src'
make[5]: *** [sub-src] Error 2
make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/Administrator/src/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free/work/qt-x11-free-3.2.3'
make[4]: *** [build-work/qt-x11-free-3.2.3/Makefile] Error 2
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/Administrator/src/konstruct/libs/qt-x11-free'
make[3]: *** [dep-../../libs/qt-x11-free] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/Administrator/src/konstruct/libs/arts'
make[2]: *** [dep-../../libs/arts] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/Administrator/src/konstruct/kde/kdelibs'
make[1]: *** [dep-../../kde/kdelibs] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/Administrator/src/konstruct/kde/kdebase'
make: *** [dep-../../kde/kdebase] Error 2

Anyone else see this problem?

By Jayme Johnston at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

i got that error when compiling qt 3.3.1. It seems to have been caused by freetype 2.1.7 so i downgraded to 2.1.5. qt compiled successfully after that.

By brulle at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

Yes, I got that error too with 3.2.3 - finally just downloaded the pre-built deb files and I'm on my way. Hopefully someone, somewhere with the right knowledge can get this fixed.

By sage at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

Thanks brulle!

That fixed me. I downgraded from 2.1.7 to libfreetype6-dev_2.1.5-3_i386.deb & libfreetype6_2.1.5-3_i386.deb and I'm back to compiling.


By Jayme Johnston at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

It got me too, this weekend.
I'm using Konstruct on a KNOPPIX_V3.3 02-16-EN to hdinstall.

The error points to this file... /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xft/Xft.h
( The fixup only needs 2 lines changed. )
It's been fixed for a few months already in XFree86 4.4.0 (stable)

Here's their diff:

Here you can save the 4.4.0 file straight into /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xft/
(backup the original file first!)*checkout*/xc/lib/Xft/Xft.h?rev=HEAD&co...

Qt then finished compiling. Konstruct is still at it...

By John Woods at Mon, 2004/04/12 - 5:00am

> Qt then finished compiling. Konstruct is still at it...

You're sure that you don't want to wait for KDE 3.2.2?

By Anonymous at Mon, 2004/04/12 - 5:00am

I included the library ft2build.h like this, before freetype.h

#include FT_FREETYPE_H


so, that's how I solved this

By guardian at Tue, 2007/05/01 - 5:00am

This is what I get when I try to start kopete:

kopete: relocation error: kopete: undefined symbol: _ZN17KopeteMetaContact10isTopLevelEv

By slimer at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am


I finally merged kde3.2.1 and I'm very happy with it, except the sound. No program(juk, noatun) play any mp3 file. Oggs are working great.

I have libmad installed, so it should work.

Thanks for any advice

By Markus Huber at Wed, 2004/03/10 - 6:00am

Both KDE 3.2 and KDE 3.2.1 package sets for SuSe 9.0 are missing KsCD. Anyone know why? Anyway I can get an RPM containing KsCD? It doesn't come with the kdemultimedia package(s) strangely enough...


By Hiryu at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

And JuK is also not found in KDE SuSE 9 packages :-(

By Lumir Vanek at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

rpm -qf `which kscd`

By anon at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

But SuSE do not provide this package. BTW JuK was part of kdemultimedia3-sound in KDE 3.2 RC2. But now it missing.

By Lumir Vanek at Fri, 2004/03/12 - 6:00am

Does Suse not package these differently?

By David at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

I found
on the ftp server from suse in the directory

By Michael at Tue, 2004/04/06 - 5:00am

Turns out the kdemultimedia package just wasn't installing for some reason. I used to know why, but it's been so long since I got it to work I can't remember what it is anymore. Something with dependencies that when I actually looked at the problem, I fixed it and got it working with little or no trouble.

Thanks for the replies!


By Hiryu at Tue, 2004/04/06 - 5:00am

Great release, lot of bugs squashed, BUT the most irritating bug to me is back, the network stall bug, which appears every time i try to copy paste a file from a LAN, the file is efectivelly copied but the kde windows stalls at the end, waiting for the end of file which is already there.
this as working in kde 3.2.0, and the other bug (the smbmount share bug, which never mounted the share) is now fixed.. oh well, can't win them all:P

btw if anyone has an workaround for the stall dialog bug, please let me know:)

besides this, great release as usual :)

best regards..

By Paulo Dias at Thu, 2004/03/11 - 6:00am

Works wonderfully. I installed it a work just yesterday. Thank you to the KDE developers.

By macewan at Tue, 2004/03/16 - 6:00am

how to update to KDE 3.2 in SuSE 9.0 ?? its that any url for instalation via SuSE YOU ?

By Newbie at Fri, 2004/04/16 - 5:00am