Release AnnouncementsApplications 19.04

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April 18, 2019.
The KDE community is happy to announce the release of KDE Applications 19.04.

Our community continuously works on improving the software included in our KDE Application series. Along with new features, we improve the design, usability and stability of all our utilities, games, and creativity tools. Our aim is to make your life easier by making KDE software more enjoyable to use. We hope you like all the new enhancements and bug fixes you'll find in 19.04!

What's new in KDE Applications 19.04

More than 150 bugs have been resolved. These fixes re-implement disabled features, normalize shortcuts, and solve crashes, making KDE Applications friendlier and allowing you to be more productive.

If you would like to read more about the changes in this release, head over to the complete changelog, which is an excellent way to learn about KDE's internal workings and discover apps and features you never knew you had.

File Management

Dolphin is KDE's file manager. It also connects to network services, such as SSH, FTP, and Samba servers, and comes with advanced tools to find and organize your data.

New features:

Bug fixes include:

The AudioCD-KIO allows other KDE applications to read audio from CDs and automatically convert it into other formats.

Video Editing

This is a landmark version for KDE's video editor. Kdenlive has gone through an extensive re-write of its core code as more than 60% of its internals has changed, improving its overall architecture.

Improvements include:

Office

Okular is KDE's multipurpose document viewer. Ideal for reading and annotating PDFs, it can also open ODF files (as used by LibreOffice and OpenOffice), ebooks published as ePub files, most common comic book files, PostScript files, and many more.

Improvements include:

KMail is KDE's privacy-protecting email client. Part of the Kontact groupware suite, KMail supports all email systems and allows you to organize your messages into a shared virtual inbox or into separate accounts (your choice). It supports all kinds of message encryption and signing, and lets you share data such as contacts, meeting dates, and travel information with other Kontact applications.

Improvements include:

KOrganizer is Kontact's calendar component, managing all your events.

Kitinerary is Kontact's brand new travel assistant that will help you get to your location and advise you on your way.

Development

Kate is KDE's full-featured text editor, ideal for programming thanks to features such as tabs, split-view mode, syntax highlighting, a built-in terminal panel, word completion, regular expressions search and substitution, and many more via the flexible plugin infrastructure.

Improvements include:

Konsole is KDE's terminal emulator. It supports tabs, translucent backgrounds, split-view mode, customizable color schemes and keyboard shortcuts, directory and SSH bookmarking, and many other features.

Improvements include:

Lokalize is a computer-aided translation system that focuses on productivity and quality assurance. It is targeted at software translation, but also integrates external conversion tools for translating office documents.

Improvements include:

Utilities

Gwenview is an advanced image viewer and organizer with intuitive and easy-to-use editing tools.

Improvements include:

Spectacle is Plasma's screenshot application. You can grab full desktops spanning several screens, individual screens, windows, sections of windows, or custom regions using the rectangle selection feature.

Improvements include:

Games and Education

Our application series includes numerous games and educational applications.

KmPlot is a mathematical function plotter. It has a powerful built-in parser. The graphs can be colorized and the view is scalable, allowing you to zoom to the level you need. Users can plot different functions simultaneously and combine them to build new functions.

Kolf is a miniature golf game.

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 Mac OS X.


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