KDE Software Compilation 4.5.1 Release Announcement
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KDE Software Compilation 4.5.1 Released: Codename "Cronjob"
KDE Community Ships First Translation and Service Release of the 4.5 Series
Today, KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. This update is the first in a series of stabilization updates to 4.5.0, coming every month, as if delivered by a cronjob. 4.5.1 brings bugfixes and translation updates on top of KDE SC 4.5.0. KDE SC 4.5.1 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.5.0 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. 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 4.5.1 Info Page.
KDE SC 4.5.1 brings a number of improvements:
- Stability issues in some of the platform components have been fixed, notably in the new shared data cache, in KHTML and in KNewStuff.
- Improvements to the ergonomics of moving applets inside Plasma panels.
- Listing of UPnP devices in the network:/ KIO slave has been fixed.
- KWin, the window and compositing manager has a regression fixed that would prevent desktop effects from being used.
- The weather and news applet now correctly update their data when the network connection comes back.
The changelog lists more, if not all improvements since KDE SC 4.5.0.
Note that the changelog is usually incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into KDE SC 4.5.1, you can browse the Subversion log. KDE SC 4.5.1 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 55+ supported languages.
To find out more about the KDE 4.5 Workspace and Applications, please refer to the KDE SC 4.5.0, 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 4.5.1 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.5.0 or earlier versions.
KDE SC, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE software can be obtained in source and various binary formats from download.kde.org or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.
Installing KDE SC 4.5.1 Binary Packages
Packages. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE SC 4.5.1 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 4.5.1 Info Page.
Compiling KDE SC 4.5.1
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