KDE 3.0.5a Info Page

KDE 3.0.5a was released on December 21th, 2002. Read the official announcement.

This page is no longer maintained. Currently, only KDE 4.2.0 and newer are maintained. Please have a look at the KDE 4.4.0 Info Page instead.


See the KDE FAQ for any specific questions you may have. Questions about Konqueror should be directed to the Konqueror FAQ and sound related questions are answered in the FAQ of the aRts Project

Download and Installation

Source code
Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.0.5a 1001KB 0ad59b514e63abac237d833229e371f0
kde-i18n-3.0.5 93MB fc9d041f9c7eb23bfdb6e3ab928d8230
kdeaddons-3.0.5a 913KB bdda94e132c9bf035856108a06737a45
kdeadmin-3.0.5a 1.3MB 06e38ab1b219789c4782d9fa1edb7a22
kdeartwork-3.0.5a 11MB 15f1bee3d6d258615a275fa609a549f5
kdebase-3.0.5a 13MB 16c53e754e866f112797f695ba84c3a4
kdebindings-3.0.5a 4.8MB 70d084a1ad42456b33871bf0ef9e8887
kdeedu-3.0.5a 8.7MB 005d5c3d6098e5593fdadabf94c7718a
kdegames-3.0.5a 7.0MB 11b1b5b0634b793f95ac6afe44e32cc0
kdegraphics-3.0.5a 2.6MB cba91964c5fcebfbe1942b58d2b1d059
kdelibs-3.0.5a 7.4MB a3c714c7727ddc70e7c9ea6acf5e42dc
kdemultimedia-3.0.5a 5.6MB 641d30ecca821afc74ba47e7276b654a
kdenetwork-3.0.5a 3.7MB 527973059f0b880e714f8a4eae0d18e5
kdepim-3.0.5a 3.1MB a76899888e956ab89b11ded260860b52
kdesdk-3.0.5a 1.8MB 506ae3e344ed70fc56f372ca3e8e8550
kdetoys-3.0.5a 1.4MB 004e9dc893dfd2c7f526409b50ae9293
kdeutils-3.0.5a 1.5MB 68ee0f1259bf7173273a0e19ae06f700

The translation package has been split into individual language packages so you can download only the translations you need.

Binary packages

Binary packages can be found under or in the equivalent directory at one of the KDE FTP mirrors.

The current list of available binary packages:

Several users have contributed packages for this release. You can find them in the contrib subdir of the KDE 3.0.5a download area.

Additional binary packages might become available in the coming weeks, as well as updates to the current packages.


Security Issues

Please report possible problems to

  • Several problems with KDE's use of Ghostscript where discovered that allow the execution of arbitrary commands contained in PostScript (PS) or PDF files with the privileges of the victim. Read the detailed advisory. KDE 3.0.5b has been released to address this problem. It is strongly recommended to update at least kdelibs, kdebase and kdegraphics to KDE 3.0.5b
  • A HTTP authentication credentials leak via the a "Referrer" was discovered by George Staikos in Konqueror. If the HTTP authentication credentials were part of the URL they would be possibly sent in the referer header to a 3rd party web site. Read the detailed advisory. KDE 3.1.3 and newer are not vulnerable.


This is a list of grave bugs and common pitfalls surfacing after the release date:

  • currently none known.

Developer Info

If you need help porting your application to KDE 3.x see the porting guide or subscribe to the KDE Devel Mailinglist to ask specific questions about porting your applications.

There is also info on the architecture and the programming interface of KDE 3.0.

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