KDE 3.5.8 was released on October, 16th, 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This page is no longer maintained.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 3.5.8 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.5.8 948kB 061ce49351d970a81f4c0a1b0339fb34
kdeaccessibility-3.5.8 8.3MB 0ede2d48df626aa436dbe6c741d575f1
kdeaddons-3.5.8 1.6MB 4a338f14210ad920bb54624cd330dd89
kdeadmin-3.5.8 2.0MB 324a44d854a92177e71954f9264c98a8
kdeartwork-3.5.8 15MB 03becf82a233e6007e9372ffa5756d0b
kdebase-3.5.8 23MB 9990c669229daaaa8fca4c5e354441fd
kdebindings-3.5.8 5.4MB 4325d22ac70d3945609bd952c19e793b
kdeedu-3.5.8 28MB aaae4c6fe82c806eb20942178cadad9e
kdegames-3.5.8 10MB 786ee4e47820d92aef7db73424b9604c
kdegraphics-3.5.8 7.0MB a3a31fc0e5b791ef330dd0627095d90f
kdelibs-3.5.8 14MB acaa37e79e840d10dca326277a20863c
kdemultimedia-3.5.8 6.0MB 9f3c95231ea265b09f3010adb954ae30
kdenetwork-3.5.8 8.9MB 0e79374d1109d937b0c9bdd3a75e7476
kdepim-3.5.8 13MB a1ffff553f1d6739c7791891028b176b
kdesdk-3.5.8 4.9MB c809c15eb8c09a7eb2d070395202910b
kdetoys-3.5.8 3.1MB b42c1f08e5c4ac93a04aadb75679139f
kdeutils-3.5.8 2.9MB d1a0fcc83f35428a76cf7523a04ba19c
kdevelop-3.5.0 8.9MB 1101077b3a0164da463f60cad4f13e25
kdewebdev-3.5.8 5.7MB 6c17c4b71a4d306da4b81a0cfd3116e1
Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.5.8 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.