KDE 4.2.4 Info Page

KDE 4.2.4 was released on June 3rd, 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 4.2.4 Desktop release

The complete source code for KDE 4.2.4 is available for download:

LocationSizeSHA1 Sum
kdeaccessibility-4.2.46.3MBfcf11ffaba2132ae83f767f357376c201b3e7c0a
kdeadmin-4.2.41.9MB72a9bfeaacf6bf70f464923f96b28891ad6b671e
kdeartwork-4.2.422MB601fa04bc6fb9bdd5dfa094af04ad204bcc20b14
kdebase-4.2.44.1MBc08188baa90a5075f18a75640c4dc3e6dc69daa0
kdebase-runtime-4.2.467MBdd829270b5fb21e4c24db5e7d16db6e99fe51c1d
kdebase-workspace-4.2.449MB31f38436736ff73b6ffb9d8bbb93b8342965e894
kdebindings-4.2.44.6MB5550b690d1c63fc63b3603ad73ba2b911158fe96
kdeedu-4.2.457MB7b26b946e1981ac57efdd2059eb3bba2808aef4b
kdegames-4.2.437MBc940d73616734fabdfcd0c5961459ba168494b16
kdegraphics-4.2.43.5MB032352e87be16ae90f09183a466e61487ef1e738
kdelibs-4.2.49.6MB259947ede89daec94475a811a41ae7474bc4fd17
kdemultimedia-4.2.41.5MBab1f9e38ab38d502aa771a70137ded811f40ad1c
kdenetwork-4.2.46.8MB31f3f1c44690339ce523c309a3d2c131563d9f97
kdepim-4.2.412MBd2328af104edf6471e3474ccea39710e0e1babc9
kdepimlibs-4.2.41.6MB1deb9298fe935ed1a53fad8e2a060fdc1c3e4ad8
kdeplasma-addons-4.2.44.1MB500d05cc6eeb218b8615b1a49e69e3b9e88f3997
kdesdk-4.2.45.3MBad5a00f5ee4ae0f627b971b7413edb0550e92db1
kdetoys-4.2.41.3MB3f05154f85d0a01ceb97854e31adff03a7b5fdda
kdeutils-4.2.42.3MB59bb17463bec48c77768e50fb0e9ec3c1b0827af
kdewebdev-4.2.42.5MB9e3667c994793232177a70ff0b6fb2caa252757f
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:

  • Debian KDE 4.2.4 packages are available in the unstable repository.
  • Fedora KDE 4.2.4 packages are available:
  • Kubuntu packages are available for 9.04. More details can be found in the announcement on Kubuntu.org.
  • Mandriva already have packages available for 2009.0 and 2009.1 in their official testing repository. Packages are in process of QA testing to become official updates.
    Please edit your medias to enable Main/Testing in drakrpm to enable KDE 4.2.4 upgrade.
  • openSUSE packages are available for openSUSE 11.1 (one-click install), for openSUSE 11.0 (one-click install) and for openSUSE 10.3 (one-click install). A KDE Four Live CD with these packages is also available.

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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