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KDE 3.5.9 features translations in 65 languages, improvements to KDE PIM suite and other applications.
February 19th, 2008 (The INTERNET). The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.9, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. The most important changes have been made to the KDE-PIM applications, including the KMail email client, KOrganizer, a planning application and other components.
The KDE-PIM enterprise branch, that has already been shipped by some distributions has found its way into the stable branch of KDE. While KDE 3 has been in bugfix mode for quite a while now, the Release Team has decided to merge the enterprise branch and release it as KDE-PIM proper in 3.5.9 since no regressions are known and it makes packagers' lives easier.New features and bugfixes in this branch include, but are not limited to:
For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.5.8 release on the 16th October 2007, please refer to the KDE 3.5.9 Changelog.
KDE 3.5.9 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.
Most of the Linux distributions and UNIX operating systems do not immediately incorporate new KDE releases, but they will integrate KDE 3.5.9 packages in their next releases. Check this list to see which distributions are shipping KDE.
Package Creators. Some operating system vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.5.9 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 http://download.kde.org. 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 3.5.9 Info Page.
Source Code. The complete source code for KDE 3.5.9 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 3.5.9 are available from the KDE 3.5.9 Info Page.
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 it's 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!