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KDE Community Ships Second Translation and Service Release of the 4.0 Free Desktop, Containing New Features in the Plasma Desktop And Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates
March 5, 2008 (The INTERNET). The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.2, the second bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. KDE 4.0.2 ships with a basic desktop and many other packages like administration, network, education, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more. KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in almost 49 languages.
KDE, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE can be obtained in source and various binary formats from http://download.kde.org and can also be obtained on CD-ROM or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.
KDE 4.0.2 is a maintenance release which provides corrections of problems
reported using the KDE bug tracking system
and enhanced support for existing and new translations. For KDE 4.0.2, the
Documentation and Translation teams have made an exception to the usual policy of
not changing user-visible strings, so the Plasma developers could introduce some
new features for this KDE version.
Improvements in this release include, but are not limited to:
Several stability issues have been fixed in Kopete, KDE's instant messenger and Okular, the document reader.
For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 4.0.1 release last month, please refer to the KDE 4.0.2 Changelog.
Additional information about the enhancements of the KDE 4.0.x release series is available in the KDE 4.0 announcement and in the KDE 4.0.1 announcement.
Packagers. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 4.0.2 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://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 4.0.2 Info Page.
Source Code. The complete source code for KDE 4.0.2 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 4.0.2 are available from the KDE 4.0.2 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 is 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!
KDE 4.0 is the innovative Free Software desktop containing lots of applications
for every day use as well as for specific purposes. Plasma is a new desktop
shell developed for
KDE 4, providing an intuitive interface to interact with the desktop and
applications. The Konqueror web browser integrates the web with the desktop. The
Dolphin file manager, the Okular document reader and the System Settings control
center complete the basic desktop set.
KDE is built on the KDE Libraries which provide easy access to resources on the network by means of KIO and advanced visual capabilities through Qt4. Phonon and Solid, which are also part of the KDE Libraries add a multimedia framework and better hardware integration to all KDE applications.