KDE 3.2.2 is Released

The KDE project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.2.2, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.2.2 ships with lot of bug fixes since KDE 3.2.1 and is available in 49 languages. Sources and contributed packages are linked on the KDE 3.2.2 info page.


Sorry to the Slackware users. For the first time in more than 2 years, I can´t release binary packages. No computer, no internet access. no email, nothing.
Hope it´s only temporary.
Life can´t be always easy :)

By JC at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

Ohh... I just complained *smilingsheepishly* on another site about not having Slackware packages. *sigh*.
But thanks anyway for the great job you do with making the packages all the other times! It was one of the reasons for me to move to Slackware because of the great KDE binaries there usually are so soon for this great Linux distribution!

By Patrick Hanft at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

Hey JC, thanks for the KDE packages. Those packages of KDE which matter to me, were only (mostly) available for slackware. So, I got interested in checking KDE on slackware. Thank you for your painstaking efforts; I love slackware, which doesn't pollute pristine Look and Feel of KDE, GNome; like RH, and Mandrake. No offence to those distros intended.

By Asif Ali Rizwaan at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

What happened? Did you accidently find an error in M$ software and billiboys cleaners ... ehm ... lawyers confiscated your belongings?
The fsf keeps a list of pros for this kind of emergency. Hope, they can help.

By Andy at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am


search --> kde;

packages for slackware 9.1 - kde 3.2.2

By Pierry Ângelo P... at Thu, 2004/04/22 - 5:00am

3.2.2 packages appear to be available in the slackware-current archives on slackware mirrors. Haven't tried them yet, will give them a shot (and report back).


By Stephen at Thu, 2004/04/29 - 5:00am

I have installed the KDE 3.2 (slackware-current) packages. The results are very confusing, it's almost as if it breaks dependencies. I no longer have color in the konsole. I somehow have a crazy font error in konsole. And the sound seems to be messed up now. I think I'm going to just compile from src. ;)

PS I have tried the same approach on my workstation at work with the same result. I highly disrecommend this approach to people. Just either go get the CVS or just compile all the source. I think this would be the best way.

By Richie Carnes at Mon, 2004/05/03 - 5:00am

Any chance of having slackware packages? Thanks!

By Eduardo Sanchez at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

With all these releases thank goodness I'm learning how to use CVS properly! A big thank you to all the people who put together the quality team document on building and using CVS. It really is invaluable!

By David at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

thanks.. but I hope the "kmail save attach. to remote url" and "form multipart/enctype"-bug are fixed in this release.

By Tomer at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

Look up (your) bug report at http://bugs.kde.org if you want to know without upgrading.

By Anonymous at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am


By Bert at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

No backported kate fixes?

By Carlo at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

I hope so. I haven't been able to use Kate since 3.1.5 really. The layout is not remembered. People who use Kate knows :) And Quanta is dead slow, hope 3.2.2 fixes this. I use it at work, would be nice with a little speed up. I mean, slow on a 2.5 ghz! come one! A text editor? :)

Anyhow, going to install it in a few days. Just have to make space for the puter to buzz in a dark room so I can sleep while it is compiling :D

By m0ns00n at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

> The layout is not remembered.

Is fixed in 3.2.2

By ac at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

From the changelog:

> performance improvement: parse the included files less often

Not that I know how much faster it gets, haven't tried it.

By Sponge at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

Some Quanta slowness was fixed in 3.2.2, and it was reported that even an update of kdelibs only may help. See http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79916


By Andras Mantia at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

Kate wasn't very usable in KDE 3.2.1 imho and with 3.2.2 it made worse. The file handling still sucks, when having all three "program start" options enabled, but now!? Have a look at this ~65kb png...

Before someone starts to crab; I'll have a look at bugs.k.o.

By Carlo at Thu, 2004/04/22 - 5:00am

Is it already available as .torrent?

By Bart at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

KMail has a large number of bugs in the tracking system, and this release has no bug fixes. Is KMail actively maintained?

By Anonymous at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

Are you kidding? Do you now the difference between writing a chanagelog and doing changes? The developers give you an app for free and just because they don't write a changelog you say the app is unmaintained? Kmail is one of the most vibrating KDE apps.

KMail Branch Commits

KMail Commits

The kde-cvs list is your friend.

By Amadeu at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

Yes, besides that, the changelogs for KDE releases usually only give you 3/4 of the changes and many times a lot less.

By Alex at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

> Kmail is one of the most vibrating KDE apps.

Sounds like it needs new sparkplugs.

By Tukla Ratte at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

Well, I didn't add information about the bugs that were fixed to the changelog because I was busy fixing other bugs. After all the real changelog is anyway the CVS log. All you have to do is compare

By Ingo Klöcker at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

I find it really strange that knotes gets loads of eye-candy (rich text, different colors, etc.) but the most important feature (I want to search text, how else am I ever going to find anything in my notes?) is still missing...

Vote for:

By Roland at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

This is a bugfix release, so no new features.

By Anonymous at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

You do realize that KDE 3.2.2 was a bug fix release, right? New features are not allowed in minor releases. Whether something is a bug fix or a new feature is sometimes a matter of opinion and therefore up to the developers. But "search text" is definitely a new feature.

By Ingo Klöcker at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

Is anyone else seeing duplicate icons in their Konq toolbars and menus?

When I first fired 3.2.2 up, Konqueror had it's usual buttons, the logo, and then everything over again. Customizing the toolbars did not show the dupes. Removing the '' entry fixed that, but I still have two clear location and go buttons in the location toolbar.

Also, I have an additional 'Bookmarks' menu in the menubar, and the contents of the 'Go,' and 'Window' menus are duplicated. 'Tools' has 'Run Command,' 'Open Terminal,' and 'Find File' twice.

Moved my .kde and .kderc away, but I still see it.

Anyone else having this problem?

By Blue at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

Do you removed old KDE install, eg. /opt/kde, completely before updating?

By Anonymous at Mon, 2004/04/19 - 5:00am

I use the Debian packages, so all traces of the old packages' contents are gone.

There are still a few 3.2.0 packages hanging around, though:


None of these packages have 3.2.2 counterparts, but none of them should be affecting Konqueror's toolbar.

By Blue at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

I experienced the same problem updating from 3.1 to 3.2
with Woody Packages. I solved it, but now I have updated
from 3.2 to 3.2.2 I am experiencing the same problem
(also texts as "No Text" in the help menu of some
aplications) I don't remember how to solve it.
I think it was a problem with a important packages, such
as kdelibs-data or kdebase, but after purgin all kde packages
and removing /etc/kde3 and /usr/lib/kde3 the problem persists.

Maybe there is a package I forgotten to --purge...

Other problem is with KDM, it needs debconf >= 1.2.9
and the woody version is 1.0.32, but the packager
haven't provided this version or he had an error
compiling it with debconf 1.2.9.

Can someone tell me how to solve this trouble?

Thanks in advance.

By Xabier at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

An updated debconf package is available from http://www.backports.org/ - add the following to your apt.sources

deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable debconf

Then update and upgrade. As an aside, if you do any Debian development, you'll also need po-debconf, which can be accessed in the same way; just add 'po-' in front of 'debconf.'

Still need help with the toolbar/menu stuff though. Anyone?

By Blue at Wed, 2004/04/21 - 5:00am

There seems to be missing the file /etc/kderc which is a symlink to /etc/kde3/system.kdeglobals. Create this symlink with "ln -s SOURCEFILE DESTFILE".

By AvK at Wed, 2004/04/21 - 5:00am

Thanks. Yes, .kdrc is missing. I will create the symlink.
Is this an error of the packager or an error in my installations?

By Xabier at Thu, 2004/04/22 - 5:00am

/etc/kde3/system.kdeglobals doesn't exist.
I haven't find it in any package of kde.


By Xabier at Thu, 2004/04/22 - 5:00am

That did the trick, thank you very much.

By Blue at Fri, 2004/04/23 - 5:00am

So did you actually fix the toolbar/menu problem? If yes how? Cause the system.kdeglobals file doesn't exist. I copied the kdeglobals from my .kde, and symlinked but still the same. I'll also attach a snapshot for anyone who haven't seen this.

I think this is a debian specific problem.

If anyone has solved this can they please post a solution.

By Cirrus at Sun, 2004/04/25 - 5:00am

Talking to tackat, we found a workaround.
ln -s /etc/kde3 /usr/share/config

(the reason for the strange menus was that ui_standards.rc wasn't found)
No idea how debian configures kdelibs, but if it doesn't tell it that the global config dir is /etc/kde3, then KDE looks in /usr/share/config, of course.

By David Faure at Thu, 2004/05/27 - 5:00am

A solution for KDE 3.2.0 was
dpkg -i --force-confmiss /path/to/kdelibs-data_4%3a3.2.0-0woody1_all.deb
But this doesn't solve the problem this time )-:

Because of this I downgraded back to 3.2.0. And I'm really thinking about the possibility to switch from Debian "stable/backports" to Mandrake or Suse since the last Backports for KDE and Gnome made a lot of trouble on my system. I simply don't have the time to fix my system two or three times a month.

By Tobias Niwi at Wed, 2004/04/21 - 5:00am

Yes, I also have been thinking about changing to Suse,
because I want a recent version of a desktop environment
and I need so many backports and external packages that
this couldn't be good for my system. Every time I upgrade
an external package a problem happens.

By Xabier at Thu, 2004/04/22 - 5:00am

this is a debian packaing error , please ask on the debian list or the maintainer for a fix. perhaps try www.debianplanet.org

its not a fault with anything in kde.

By chris at Thu, 2004/04/22 - 5:00am

hi i just wont to say that i agree with you and you are right.

By tara stamp at Tue, 2005/11/29 - 6:00am

My 2.4Ghz compiles now kdelibs around 1 hour and it feels he never ends... and this is not enough... many MBytes (GBytes?) waiting for compiling, kdebase etc... come on, P L E A S E!!

By Anonymous at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

Steady on, it may take a few days. People have talked about moving away from Gentoo because it takes a day or two to get new KDE packages in Portage - in a free distribution. I mean - really?!

By David at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

It took me about three hours to build KDE 3.2.2, including KOffice. But I did that in the same dir as 3.2.1 (which took around 4 hours), so I guess not everything was compiled again.

By Andy at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

4 hours? Hmmm, every evening one hour for compiling and friday it's KDE 3.2.2 time :-)

By Anonymous at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

I can't wait to upgrade to KDE 3.2.

I'm running SuSE 8.2 Pro right now, and I haven't gone to the trouble of installing the unofficial KDE 3.2 packages due to distro upgrade concerns. Does anyone know which version of KDE 3.2 SuSE will ship in 9.1?

Thank you,

KDE 3.1.1 is great for me right now, I hope KDE 3.2 will be even better.

By Paul Koshevoy at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

Most definitely. SuSE is the major KDE-centric distro. There's no way they're leaving out 3.2 3.2.1 is currently in the 9.1 release candidates and I'm pretty sure it will stick for the final. 3.2.2 and later updates will certainly still be available in the usual place.

If you've never tried a system with kernel 2.6 and KDE 3.2 before, you're in for a rather pleasant shock in terms of speed, responsiveness, and general being-cool-ness.

By Hooded One at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

The real question of course is will they ship 3.2.1 or 3.2.2...

By Roland at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am

Did you read the posting you're replying to? 3.2.1.

By Anonymous at Tue, 2004/04/20 - 5:00am