KDE Software Compilation 4.5.1 Released: Codename "Cronjob"

KDE Community Ships First Translation and Service Release of the 4.5 Series

August 31st, 2010. Today, KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. This update is the first in a series of stabilization updates to 4.5.0, coming every month, as if delivered by a cronjob. 4.5.1 brings bugfixes and translation updates on top of KDE SC 4.5.0. KDE SC 4.5.1 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.5.0 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE SC 4 is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come.

To download source code or packages to install go to the KDE SC 4.5.1 Info Page.

KDE SC 4.5.1 brings a number of improvements:

The changelog lists more, if not all improvements since KDE SC 4.5.0.

The KDE Plasma Netbook Workspace
The KDE Plasma Netbook Workspace

Note that the changelog is usually incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into KDE SC 4.5.1, you can browse the Subversion log. KDE SC 4.5.1 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 55+ supported languages.

To find out more about the KDE 4.5 Workspace and Applications, please refer to the KDE SC 4.5.0, KDE SC 4.4.0, KDE SC 4.3.0, KDE SC 4.2.0, KDE SC 4.1.0 and KDE SC 4.0.0 release notes. KDE SC 4.5.1 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.5.0 or earlier versions.

KDE SC, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE software can be obtained in source and various binary formats from or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.

Installing KDE SC 4.5.1 Binary Packages

Packages. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE SC 4.5.1 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. 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 4.5.1 Info Page.

Compiling KDE SC 4.5.1

The complete source code for KDE SC 4.5.1 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE SC 4.5.1 are available from the KDE SC 4.5.1 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 or become a KDE e.V. supporting member through our new Join the Game initiative.