KDE e.V. Quarterly Report 2008 Q3/Q4 Now Available

The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report is now available for July to December 2008. This document includes reports of the board and the Marketing and System Administration working groups, details of the KDE e.V. activities of the last two quarters of 2008, financial information, and future plans. All long-term KDE contributors are welcome to join the KDE e.V.


KDE in Google Summer of Code 2009

Google Summer of Code 2009

This summer KDE will once again be participating in Google Summer of Code! This will give KDE another opportunity to achieve the massive forward momentum and influx of new developers that has been the hallmark of each Summer of Code.


KDE 4.2.1 provides the "Cream" on top of KDE

It has been a little more than a month since you were able to install the latest and greatest KDE on release day. Today is another one of those with KDE 4.2.1 (codenamed "Cream") hitting the shelves.

Today, the KDE team announces the immediate availability of KDE 4.2.1, which is a recommended update for everyone running KDE. (If you are still on 3.5, do consider again upgrading to KDE 4.) 4.2.1 has a nice changelog for those that want to read something while packages are being downloaded.


KDE 4.1.4 and 4.2 Release Candidate Available Now

The KDE community has made available two new releases of the KDE desktop and applications today. KDE 4.1.4 is the latest update for the KDE 4.1 series. It contains many bugfixes, mainly in the e-mail and PIM suite Kontact and the document viewer Okular. KDE 4.2 RC is the release candidate of KDE 4.2, also bringing new features and thousands of bug fixes to the KDE desktop and applications.


KDE 4.2 Beta2 "Canaria" Testimony to the Bug Fixing Frenzy

Two days later than initially scheduled due to yours truly preparing for coming year's desktop summit on Gran Canaria, KDE's release team has made availabe KDE 4.1.85, a.k.a. KDE 4.2-Beta2 to testers and reviewers, codenamed "Canaria". KDE 4.1.85 is not suitable for production use but meant to invite feedback and bugreports from the community.


Gran Canaria Desktop Summit 2009 to be Held July 3-11, 2009

The inaugural Desktop Summit, uniting the flagship conferences of the
GNOME and KDE communities, GUADEC and Akademy, will be held in Gran
Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain the week of July 3-11, 2009. The conference will be hosted by Cabildo, the local government of Gran
Canaria. The GNOME and KDE communities will use this co-located event to
intensify momentum and increase collaboration between the projects. It
gives a unique opportunity for key figures to collaborate and improve
the free and open source desktop for all.


KDE 4.2 Beta1 Out for Testing

Today, the KDE team invites interested testers and reviewers to give KDE 4.2.0-Beta1 a go. The release announcement lists some significant improvements. The purpose of this release is to get feedback from the community, preferably in the form of bugreports on the new bugtracker.
Beta1 offers critical features like the Eyes applet (an XEyes clone), but also a more streamlined user experience all over the workspace and applications.


KDE 4.1.3 Codename "Change" Released

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Change" (also known as KDE 4.1.3), another
bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful


KDE Launches User Forums

The KDE Community today launches the new KDE
. The new forum uses the bulletin board software MyBB offering users, developers and people
interested in KDE a place to help each other, discuss KDE-related topics and
exchange ideas. The KDE Forum complements
KDE's UserBase, the home for KDE users
as a valuable support resource.

The Forums

The forum offers a number of categories


KDE 4.1.2 "Codename" Finally Out

Two days later than initially planned, "Codename" (or more traditionally KDE 4.1.2) was released just a few minutes ago. The delay was caused by binary incompatibility issues in the branch. Those have been resolved so we are now looking at a stable release. 4.1.2 is another one of those monthly bug fix and translation updates. No new features are allowed into the 4.x/ branches, so no new features went into KDE 4.1.2, but some nice bug fixes instead.