JAN
7
2011

January Stable Updates Available

Today, KDE has issued a series of stable updates to the Plasma workspaces, the various applications and the KDE development frameworks, versioned 4.5.5. Between 4.5.4 and 4.5.5 there have been 54 commits to the codebase, so the somewhat meagre changelog does not include all the fixes. The usual rules apply, so this update only includes bugfix and translation update. KDE recommends everyone running 4.5.4 or earlier versions to install this update.

JAN
5
2011

4.6 RC2 Available, Last Chance to Test

KDE's release team has rolled another set of 4.6 tarballs for us all to test and report problems: 4.6 RC2 This is the last test release leading up to 4.6.0, which is planned for 26th January.

DEC
23
2010

4.6 RC 1 Available, KDE PIM Delayed

Right before Christmas, KDE has published the first candidate for the upcoming release of KDE Platform, Plasma and Applications 4.6. The focus at this stage is on fixing bugs and completing translations and artwork. As such, the rework of the Oxygen icon set is nearing completion, many bugs reported by testers in recent weeks have been fixed and stabilization is still in full swing.

DEC
21
2010

KDE e.V. Joins Open Invention Network

KDE e.V. is pleased to announce that we have joined the Open Invention Network community as a licensee.

Open Invention Network was founded as a way to help defend the Linux ecosystem, and by extension much of the Free and Open Source software world, from the risks associated with software patents. Patents owned by Open Invention Network are available royalty-free to any company, institution or individual that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System, creating an umbrella of protection for its members.

DEC
11
2010

KDE e.V. Publishes Its Report for Third Quarter 2010


KDE e.V Third Quarter Report
DEC
8
2010

Second 4.6 Series Betas Preview New Kontact

KDE today announced the immediate availability of a second set of beta releases for the upcoming 4.6 series. These releases, codenamed Caramel, bring previews of new versions of the Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook workspaces as well as introducing major changes to applications and the KDE Platform.

Since the first set of beta releases two weeks ago 1318 bugs have been reported and 1176 bugs have been closed. Thank you to our testers and developers working on making the final releases shine!

DEC
2
2010

December Updates Further Stabilize KDE's 4.5 Series

As of today, the latest release in KDE's 4.5 series is 4.5.4, which adds a bunch of stabilization and translation updates on top of 4.5. Users in general are encouraged to upgrade to 4.5.4. The changelog has more details about some of the changes that went into this release.

Enjoy upgrading!

NOV
25
2010

4.6 Beta1 Brings Improved Search, Activities and Mobile Device Support

The KDE community has made available first beta packages of the 4.6 series of the Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications and Frameworks. All components add exciting new features making the stack more suitable for use on mobile devices, leveraging Nepomuk as the search infrastructure in the UI, and moving away from HAL as hardware abstraction layer.
Source packages are available on ftp.kde.org, but most likely your distributor of choice will have created easy-to-install packages by now.

NOV
3
2010

KDE Ships November Updates: 4.5.3

Today, KDE has made available 4.5.3, the November updates to the Plasma workspaces, the applications built on top of KDE's platform, and the platform itself. This release, as all x.y.z updates, contains bugfixes, performance improvements and localization updates only. As such, it's a safe upgrade and recommended for everyone running 4.5.2 or earlier. The update contains a number of fixes in Okular, Dolphin and a series of KDE games. Also, the new shared data cache continues to mature.

OCT
5
2010

KDE Ships October Updates

KDE has released version 4.5.2 of the desktop and netbook Workspaces, the applications and the software development platform. These releases are the second monthly updates to the 4.5 series and contain nothing but bugfixes, translation updates and performance improvements. This release further stabilizes the newly (in 4.5.0) introduced KSharedDataCache and fixes a number of visual glitches, seen for example in Dolphin.

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