KDE 3.5.10 Release Announcement
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KDE 3.5.10 Updates Kicker and KPDF
KDE 3.5.10 features translations in 65 languages, improvements to KPDF and Kicker, the KDE3 Panel.
The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.10, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.5.10 sports changes in Kicker, the KDE3 panel and KPDF, the PDF viewer.
The KDE community has finalized yet another update to the 3.5 series. While not a very exciting release in terms of features, 3.5.10 brings a couple of nice bugfixes and translation updates to those who choose to stay with KDE 3.5. The fixes are thinly spread across KPDF with a number of crash fixes, KGPG and probably most interesting various fixes in kicker, KDE3's panel:
- Improved visibility on transparent backgrounds
- Themed arrow buttons in applets that were missing them
- Layout and antialiasing fixes in various applets
Note, as with every release, the changelog is not complete as our developers often forget to document their work. For users of KDE 3.5.9 it should be low-risk to upgrade to KDE 3.5.10 since the rules of what is to enter the KDE 3.5 branch are pretty strict at that point, it's in maintenance only mode.
For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.5.9 release on the 19th February 2008, please refer to the KDE 3.5.10 Changelog.
KDE 3.5.10 ships with a basic desktop and fifteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more). KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in 65 languages.
Distributions shipping KDE
Most of the Linux distributions and UNIX operating systems do not immediately incorporate new KDE releases, but they will integrate KDE 3.5.10 packages in their next releases. Check this list to see which distributions are shipping KDE.
Installing KDE 3.5.10 Binary Packages
Package Creators. Some operating system vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.5.10 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 download server at download.kde.org. 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 3.5.10 Info Page.
Compiling KDE 3.5.10
Source Code. The complete source code for KDE 3.5.10 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 3.5.10 are available from the KDE 3.5.10 Info Page.
KDE is a Free Software project 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's 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.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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