KDE 3.5.6 was released on January, 25th, 2007. Read the official announcement.

This page is no longer maintained. Currently, only KDE 4.2.0 and newer are maintained. Please have a look at the KDE 4.4.0 Info Page instead.

Security Issues

Please report possible problems to security@kde.org.

Patches for the issues mentioned below are available from ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches unless stated otherwise.


This is a list of grave bugs and common pitfalls surfacing after the release was packaged:

Please check the bug database before filing any bug reports. Also check for possible updates on this page that might describe or fix your problem.


See the KDE FAQ for any specific questions you may have. Questions about Konqueror should be directed to the Konqueror FAQ.

Download and Installation

Library Requirements. KDE 3.5 requires or benefits from the given list of libraries, most of which should be already installed on your system or available from your OS CD or your vendor's website.

The complete source code for KDE 3.5.6 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.5.6 944kB e986393a5827499bbad04a00b797add0
kdeaccessibility-3.5.6 8.2MB 03d3c9f4d8c2fd12b7d0e020e11cd88e
kdeaddons-3.5.6 1.5MB 96d6d2a76da2a5232b3b46318456a5bc
kdeadmin-3.5.6 2.0MB 13654a93e83b7c8fd2ccce3aceb2d535
kdeartwork-3.5.6 15MB 4c817eab517fba30fce8f3b40a6f019d
kdebase-3.5.6 23MB a53f589f58012e655a52220a6a151019
kdebindings-3.5.6 5.1MB d26b5f54f062b765a949d66657c2ab3c
kdeedu-3.5.6 28MB 6017317b133d973e7fc8a279a81f37a1
kdegames-3.5.6 10MB d6cdf7d9235896670d5299e9e91665e2
kdegraphics-3.5.6 6.9MB 79a1ffb7ae89bede1410411a30be3210
kdelibs-3.5.6 14MB e4d137879a66e92b895b3de5413a61d8
kdemultimedia-3.5.6 6.0MB 57c50bfcb0147324a1af02ebcc103376
kdenetwork-3.5.6 8.8MB 0f428cccc4ea16aa53c427530874c591
kdepim-3.5.6 13MB e37e6173fe9fd7f242c9502a4ae1d7de
kdesdk-3.5.6 4.8MB 1462e1a884fdaa070ed493c10a336728
kdetoys-3.5.6 3.0MB 7d4f1a33e5379f789fcbf17b9e503bfd
kdeutils-3.5.6 2.8MB e0ea2c15ccf2bd3d8be5f2bf57cfe14a
kdevelop-3.3.6 7.7MB 0de7c7d82c176456f2adff48981f5d40
kdewebdev-3.5.6 5.7MB fa1fc2d7c81465c7e1762014a892ced3

The Konstruct build toolset can help you downloading and installing these tarballs.

Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.5.6 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 or FTP mirrors.

Currently pre-compiled packages are available for:

Additional binary packages might become available in the coming weeks, as well as updates to the current packages.

Check this list to see which distributions are shipping KDE.

Developer Info

If you need help porting your application to KDE 3.x see the porting guide or subscribe to the KDE Devel Mailinglist to ask specific questions about porting your applications.

There is also info on the architecture and the programming interface of KDE 3.5.