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KDE Project Ships Seventh Translation and Service Release for Leading Free Software Desktop

KDE 3.5.7 features translations in 65 languages, improvements to KDE PIM suite and other applications.

May 22, 2007 (The INTERNET). The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.7, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE now supports 65 languages, making it available to more people than most non-free software and can be easily extended to support others by communities who wish to contribute to the open source project.

This release has a renewed focus on KDE PIM applications. KAddressBook, KOrganizer and KAlarm received attention with bugfixes, while KMail additionally witnessed new features and improvements with both interface work and IMAP handling: it can manage IMAP quota and copy and move all folders.

Several other applications saw feature improvements:

In addition to the new features there were many bug fixes across the board, especially in the Edutainment and Games packages and Kopete. Besides bugfixes Kopete also got a major performance improvement on chat rendering.

As KDE users have come to expect, this new release includes continued work on KHTML and KJS, KDE's HTML and Javascript engines. A new and interesting usability feature in KHTML makes the mouse pointer indicate if a link wants to open a new browser window or not.

For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.5.6 release on the 25th January 2007, please refer to the KDE 3.5.7 Changelog.

KDE 3.5.7 ships with a basic desktop and fifteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more). KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in 65 languages.

Distributions shipping KDE

Most of the Linux distributions and UNIX operating systems do not immediately incorporate new KDE releases, but they will integrate KDE 3.5.7 packages in their next releases. Check this list to see which distributions are shipping KDE.

Installing KDE 3.5.7 Binary Packages

Package Creators. Some operating system vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.5.7 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 download server at 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 KDE 3.5.7 Info Page.

Compiling KDE 3.5.7

Source Code. The complete source code for KDE 3.5.7 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 3.5.7 are available from the KDE 3.5.7 Info Page.

Supporting KDE

KDE is a Free Software project 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 its 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.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!