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KDE Software Compilation 4.4.5 Release Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KDE Software Compilation 4.4.5 Released: Codename "Ceilidh"

KDE Community Ships Fifth Translation and Service Release of the 4.4 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes and Translation Updates

June 30th, 2010. Today, KDE has released a new version of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC). This is expected to be the final bugfix and translation update to KDE SC 4.4. KDE SC 4.4.5 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.4.4 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Users around the world will appreciate that KDE SC 4.4.5 multi-language support is more complete. KDE SC 4 is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come.

To download source code or packages to install go to the KDE SC 4.4.5 Info Page.

KDE SC 4.4.5 brings a number of improvements:

  • Several bugs in encoding and refreshing in Konsole have been fixed
  • A couple of crashes in Okular's PDF viewer have been fixed
  • Alarms have received some fixes in KDE PIM

The changelog lists more, if not all improvements since KDE SC 4.4.4. There are no more scheduled releases in the 4.4 series. The next feature release will be KDE SC 4.5.0, to be released in August this year.

The KDE Plasma Desktop Workspace
The KDE Plasma Desktop Workspace

Note that the changelog is usually incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into KDE SC 4.4.5, you can browse the Subversion log. KDE SC 4.4.5 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 55+ supported languages.

To find out more about the KDE 4.4 Workspace and Applications, please refer to the KDE SC 4.4.0, KDE SC 4.3.0, KDE SC 4.2.0, KDE SC 4.1.0 and KDE SC 4.0.0 release notes. KDE SC 4.4.5 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.4.4 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 or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.

Installing KDE SC 4.4.5 Binary Packages

Packages. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE SC 4.4.5 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.

Package Locations. For a current list of available binary packages of which the KDE Project has been informed, please visit the KDE SC 4.4.5 Info Page.

Compiling KDE SC 4.4.5

The complete source code for KDE SC 4.4.5 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE SC 4.4.5 are available from the KDE SC 4.4.5 Info Page.

Supporting KDE

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 or become a KDE e.V. supporting member through our new Join the Game initiative.

About KDE

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.


Trademark Notices. KDE® and the K Desktop Environment® logo are registered trademarks of KDE e.V. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.


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