KDE Software Compilation 4.5.2 Release Announcement
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KDE Releases October Updates
KDE Community Ships October Updates Versioned 4.5.2
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 second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.5 series. 4.5.2 brings bugfixes and translation updates on top of KDE SC 4.5 series and is a recommended update for everyone running 4.5.1 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 4.5.2 Info Page.
4.5.2 brings a number of improvements:
- KSharedDataCache, the new performance tool has seen scalability and performance improvements.
- Performance of loading icons has been improved by better use of the new shared data cache.
- The display of tooltips in Dolphin has been fixed in certain cases where it would display outdated previews.
- KWin and especially its compositing manager has seen some optimizations and bugfixes for specific filters.
The changelog lists more, if not all improvements since 4.5.1.
Note that the changelog is usually incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into 4.5.2, you can browse the Subversion log. 4.5.2 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. 4.5.2 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.5.1 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 http://download.kde.org or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.
Installing 4.5.2 Binary Packages
Packages. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of 4.5.2 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 4.5.2 Info Page.
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