KDE 3.1 Info Page

KDE 3.1 was released on January 28th, 2003. 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This page is no longer maintained.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.

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 3.1.1a, consisting of updated kdelibs, kdebase and kdegraphics packages, has been released to address this problem. It is strongly recommended to update to KDE 3.1.1(a)
  • 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.


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

Library Requirements. KDE 3.1 requires or benefits from the given list of libraries, most of which should be already installed on your system or available from your OS CD or your vendor's website.

The complete source code for KDE 3.1 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.1 949KB c1c34063de7df4ac6cae0984803d34e1
kde-i18n-3.1 132MB b2885be0195dcf0b8e81c81e51b16635
kdeaddons-3.1 1.1MB 25d9d456ea43e152ab25e30392b90829
kdeadmin-3.1 1.5MB 4ceed5f59fc5960105278be58ab80f80
kdeartwork-3.1 14MB f9ca096f60eb3c4673d2a0d9e9d0d563
kdebase-3.1 15MB 02f0583c7de93cdc458101a7575455b4
kdebindings-3.1 5.9MB 05dad7c3e6644c6993601b718834cbf6
kdeedu-3.1 20MB ed587675e6b4a18a416c05e0a106e8a7
kdegames-3.1 8.0MB cfc3fef5f162dc7ecd9465a11bdf9b1b
kdegraphics-3.1 4.4MB 1daa1a669131015db73a98f6ca26e232
kdelibs-3.1 10MB 4b5cb94d5889134ba4e86749e6b5476c
kdemultimedia-3.1 5.8MB c418c435b14ab5bcb51247c2d182b80d
kdenetwork-3.1 4.8MB f286a6708c80c439401817bf31f63fba
kdepim-3.1 3.1MB 9a416238193107ed2d937a3f5b02f579
kdesdk-3.1 2.1MB 8c4e22ce1dd2be8464d31800cb0b347b
kdetoys-3.1 1.8MB faca3d6fdc5d0ac7671a31b03c9c506a
kdeutils-3.1 1.4MB 81e2916ba0fa865053aff858982c040e
quanta-3.1 2.6MB ce8027c03c82859d28d894cdb10a84f6

The Konstruct build toolset can help you downloading and installing these tarballs.

Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.1 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's http or FTP mirrors. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.

At the time of this release, pre-compiled packages are available for:

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

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 3.1.

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