KDE Community Improves Desktop with KDE 4.1.4 Codenamed "Cod"

KDE Community Ships Fourth Translation and Service Release of the 4.1 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates

January 13th, 2009. The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Cod", (a.k.a KDE 4.1.4), another bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. Cod is a monthly update to KDE 4.1. It ships with desktop workspace and many cross-platform applications such as administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, multimedia software, games, artwork, web development tools and more. KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in more than 50 languages.

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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 and can also be obtained on CD-ROM or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.


As a service release, the changelog contains a list of bugfixes and improvements, the most notable being a large number of bugs fixed in KMail, Okular and KGpg. Note that the changelog is usually incomplete, for a complete list of changes that went into KDE 4.1.4, you can browse the Subversion log. KDE 4.1.4 also ships a more complete set of translations.

To find out more about the KDE 4.1.x desktop and applications, please refer to the KDE 4.1.0 and KDE 4.0.0 release notes. KDE 4.1.4 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE 4.1.3 or earlier. This release is the one last planned release for the KDE 4.1 series, although security problems might still warrant a 4.1.5.

Installing KDE 4.1.4 Binary Packages

Packagers. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 4.1.4 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 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 4.1.4 Info Page.

Compiling KDE 4.1.4

The complete source code for KDE 4.1.4 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 4.1.4 are available from the KDE 4.1.4 Info Page.

Supporting KDE

KDE is a Free Software community 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.