KDE 3.0 Info Page

KDE 3.0 was released on April 3rd, 2002. Read the official announcement.

This page will be updated to reflect changes in the status of 3.0 release so check back for new information.


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

See the links listed in the announcement. The KDE FAQ provides generic instruction about installation issues.

Binary packages can be found under http://download.kde.org/stable/3.0/ or in the equivalent directory at one of the KDE FTP mirrors. Additional binary packages might become available in the coming weeks, as well as updates to the current packages.

If you want to compile from sources we offer the source tarballs, besides instructions for compiling and help for commonly reported compilation problems in the Compilation FAQ.


KDE 3.0.1 has been released as of May 22nd, 2001 -- see the official announcement for details. Users are encouraged to upgrade. This page will no longer be updated.

Security Issues


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

Please check the bug database before filing any bug reports. Also check for possible updates on this page that might describe or fix your problem.

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.