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KDE Ships KDE Applications 18.12.0

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!

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:

Spread the Word

Non-technical contributors are an important part of KDE’s success. While proprietary software companies have huge advertising budgets for new software releases, KDE depends on people talking with other people. Even for those who are not software developers, there are many ways to support the KDE Applications release. Report bugs. Encourage others to join the KDE Community. Or support the nonprofit organization behind the KDE community

Please spread the word on the Social Web. Submit stories to news sites, use channels like delicious, digg, reddit, and twitter. Upload screenshots of your new set-up to services like Facebook, Flickr, ipernity and Picasa, and post them to appropriate groups. Create screencasts and upload them to YouTube,, and Vimeo. Please tag posts and uploaded materials with 'KDE'. This makes them easy to find, and gives the KDE Promo Team a way to analyze coverage for this KDE Applications release.

Installing KDE Applications Binary Packages


Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE Applications 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 Community Wiki.

Compiling KDE Applications

The complete source code for KDE Applications may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing are available from the KDE Applications 18.12 Info Page.

Trademark Notices.

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