KDE 4.2.3 Info Page

KDE 4.2.3 was released on May 6th, 2009.

This page will be updated to reflect changes in the status of 4.2 release cycle so check back for new information.

Security Issues

Please report possible problems to security@kde.org.

Bugs

This is a list of grave bugs and common pitfalls surfacing after the release was packaged:

  • KDM versions before KDE 4.4.3 have a race condition that allows valid local users to overwrite arbitrary files. Read the detailed advisory for more information.
  • KGet versions up to and including KDE SC 4.4.3 have a directory traversal flaw that can allow maliciously-crafted metalink files to download files to unintended directories. Read the detailed advisory for more information.

Please check the bug database before filing any bug reports. Also check for possible updates on this page that might describe or fix your problem.

FAQ

See the KDE FAQ for any specific questions you may have. Questions about Konqueror should be directed to the Konqueror FAQ.

Download and Installation

Build instructions. Build instructions are separately maintained.

The KDE release is split into a platform release and a desktop release.

KDE 4.2.3 Desktop release

The complete source code for KDE 4.2.3 is available for download:

LocationSizeSHA1 Sum
kdeaccessibility-4.2.36,4MB1f0675b666e91fe18bd6307693523f15479e3892
kdeadmin-4.2.31,9MB7a344a8def92a7d2801afd78c8bff06187b1bd98
kdeartwork-4.2.322MBf438060107caeb5bddd1e23a1417edf4e8476158
kdebase-4.2.34,1MBbc05bf836ff2aea64c0806be161b8ec8b9a5a42b
kdebase-runtime-4.2.367MBf3adc26e6b313a14af1e4208bc539017c8dcccd7
kdebase-workspace-4.2.349MB0c92579c651c5a08ff6440762eb5c2ad9d5bc0ad
kdebindings-4.2.34,6MBd8e5ddf5e993124e0250c3e9a9de52264ca5ca7c
kdeedu-4.2.357MB32a3ddef04f3e0d7d110f616caf98c4537ee8bb8
kdegames-4.2.337MB74e0a41cdce34bead787a7c4586d3dae7aa06cc9
kdegraphics-4.2.33,5MB1304fe7562e41fad30841dfda4b42197e3d95b3d
kdelibs-4.2.39,6MBc4cde3ea347d89d79ffdead203c85b1c2d1f8757
kdemultimedia-4.2.31,5MBebf2d0f04dd8ab2c10a3505a2c7a3468173e369e
kdenetwork-4.2.36,8MB633432d049794f50143ed60197f6f0b5ac9011a7
kdepim-4.2.312MB9d46fe2ce1bf183cce82d0d60a9a29ec3c53832f
kdepimlibs-4.2.31,6MB3b12d5974bfbc384e3c986328a7bb5b1b6b50361
kdeplasma-addons-4.2.34,1MB9c825fe7b93fcccd6de44f168438f67cf0066f22
kdesdk-4.2.35,3MBcf24ae63e6ee4ed875f580a7dfd8aa6d822d9b47
kdetoys-4.2.31,3MBcb84d7b8da85ed82972a4c99065644532cf12d6d
kdeutils-4.2.32,3MB3c312d12b75f1064085ee4ea200a5f7278bce0e0
kdewebdev-4.2.32,5MB737f6876d17da45e8dc855d47973ab8aa91827e3
Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 4.2 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's http or FTP mirrors.

Currently pre-compiled packages are available for:

Developer Info

If you need help porting your application to KDE 4 see the porting guide or subscribe to the KDE Devel Mailinglist to ask specific questions about porting your applications.

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