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KDE 4.2 RC Released for Final Testing

KDE Commmunity Ships Release Candidate of KDE 4.2, codenamed "Cilense"

January 13th, 2009. The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Cilense", (a.k.a KDE 4.2 Release Candidate), the only planned release candidate for the KDE 4.2 desktop. Cilense is aimed at testers and reviewers. It should provide a solid ground to report last-minute bugs that need to be tackled before KDE 4.2.0 is released. Reviewers can use this release candidate to get a first look at the upcoming KDE 4.2 desktop which provides significant improvements all over the desktop and applications. It is not recommended for everyday use, however.
KDE 4.2.0 will be released in January, 27th 2009, 6 months after KDE 4.1. KDE 4.2.0 will be followed up by a series of monthly service updates and followed up by KDE 4.3.0 in summer 2009.

The Panel in KDE 4.2

Features and improvements of KDE 4.2 are covered in the 4.2 Beta 2 release announcement.

To find out more about the KDE 4 desktop and applications, please also refer to the KDE 4.1.0 and KDE 4.0.0 release notes.

Installing KDE 4.2 RC Binary Packages

Packagers. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 4.2 RC, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download via the KDE 4.2 RC Info Page. 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 4.2 RC Info Page.

Compiling KDE 4.2 RC

The complete source code for KDE 4.1.96 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 4.1.96 are available from the KDE 4.2 RC Info Page.