Release AnnouncementsApplications 18.12

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December 13, 2018.
KDE Applications 18.12 are now released.

We continuously work on improving the software included in our KDE Application series, and we hope you will find all the new enhancements and bug fixes useful!

What's new in KDE Applications 18.12

More than 140 bugs have been resolved in applications including the Kontact Suite, Ark, Cantor, Dolphin, Gwenview, Kate, KmPlot, Konsole, Lokalize, Okular, Spectacle, Umbrello and more!

If you would like to read more about the changes in this release, head over to the complete changelog. Although a bit intimidating due to its breadth, the changelog can be an excellent way to learn about KDE's internal workings and discover apps and features you never knew you had.

File Management

Dolphin, KDE's powerful file manager: KFind, KDE's traditional file search, now has a metadata search method based on KFileMetaData.


KMail, KDE's powerful email client:
Okular, KDE's versatile document viewer:


Kate, KDE's advanced text editor:
Konsole, KDE's terminal emulator: Lokalize, KDE's translation tool:


Gwenview, KDE's image viewer:
Spectacle, KDE's screenshot utility: Ark, KDE's archive manager:


KCalc, KDE's simple calculator, now has a setting to repeat the last calculation multiple times.

Cantor, KDE's mathematical frontend: KmPlot, KDE's function plotter, fixed many issues:

Package Downloads

Distributions have created, or are in the process of creating, packages listed on our wiki page.

Package download wiki page

Supporting KDE

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 or become a KDE e.V. supporting member through our Join the Game initiative.

About KDE

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, Solaris, Windows and macOS.

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