KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 Release Announcement
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 Out Now: Codename "Cold"
KDE Community Ships Fourth Translation and Service Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates
Today, KDE has released a new version of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC). This month's edition of KDE SC is a bugfix and translation update to KDE SC 4.3. KDE SC 4.3.4 is a recommended upgrade for everyone running KDE 4.3.3 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 4.3.4 is more completely translated. KDE 4 is already translated into more than 50 languages, with more to come.
KDE SC 4.3.4 has a number of improvements:
- A bugfix in Plasma's pixmap cache makes the workspace more responsive
- Okular, the document viewer improved stability in certain situations
- Marble, the desktop globe has seen some polish
- Passphrases with non-ASCII characters have been fixed in the KGpg encryption tool
Note that the changelog is usually incomplete, for a complete list of changes that went into KDE SC 4.3.4, you can browse the Subversion log. KDE SC 4.3.4 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 50+ supported languages.
To find out more about the KDE 4.3 desktop and applications, please refer to the KDE 4.3.0, KDE 4.2.0, KDE 4.1.0 and KDE 4.0.0 release notes. KDE SC 4.3.4 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE 4.3.3 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 download.kde.org and can also be obtained on CD-ROM or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.
Installing KDE SC 4.3.4 Binary Packages
Packagers. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE SC 4.3.4 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.kde.org. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.
Compiling KDE SC 4.3.4
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.
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, Windows and macOS.
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