KDE Software Compilation 4.4.4 Released: Codename "cheers"

KDE Community Ships Fourth Translation and Service Release of the 4.4 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes and Translation Updates

June 1st, 2010. Today, KDE has released a new version of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC). This month's edition of KDE SC is a bugfix and translation update to KDE SC 4.4. KDE SC 4.4.4 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.4.3 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Users around the world will appreciate that KDE SC 4.4.4 multi-language support is more complete. KDE SC 4 is already translated into more than 50 languages, with more to come.

KDE SC 4.4.4 brings a number of improvements:

The changelog lists more, if not all improvements since KDE SC 4.4.3. Another bugfix and translation update for the 4.4 series will come out next month. The next feature release will be KDE SC 4.5.0, to be released in August this year.

The KDE Plasma Desktop Workspace
The KDE Plasma Desktop Workspace

Note that the changelog is usually incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into KDE SC 4.4.4, you can browse the Subversion log. KDE SC 4.4.4 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 50+ supported languages.

To find out more about the KDE 4.4 desktop and applications, please refer to the KDE 4.4.0, KDE 4.3.0, KDE 4.2.0, KDE 4.1.0 and KDE 4.0.0 release notes. KDE SC 4.4.4 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.4.3 or earlier versions.

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.

Installing KDE SC 4.4.4 Binary Packages

Packages. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE SC 4.4.4 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 SC 4.4.4 Info Page.

Compiling KDE SC 4.4.4

The complete source code for KDE SC 4.4.4 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE SC 4.4.4 are available from the KDE SC 4.4.4 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.