News and Announcements

Packages Available for KDE Platform, Plasma and Applications 4.5.1

Packages for the release of the KDE Software Compilation 4.5.1 are available. Bugs in packaging should be reported to kubuntu-ppa on Launchpad. Bugs in the software to KDE. Users of 10.04 LTS can install it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA. To update, use the Software Repository Guide to add the following repository to your software sources list:

Kubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 Beta Released

The beta of 10.10 is available now for download and upgrade by testers.

Kubuntu will release version 10.10, the Maverick Meerkat, in October 2010. With this Beta pre-release, we are introducing some new and interesting things in preparation for the next official version of Kubuntu.

Kubuntu and Kubuntu Netbook 10.04.1

Both Kubuntu and Kubuntu Netbook Remix are now updated to 10.04.1. These new ISO images are updated to include all the post-release fixes delivered since Kubuntu and Kubuntu Netbook Remix were released. This release includes updated desktop installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures and an updated ISO image for USB installs for netbooks.

New Amarok Beta

Top music player Amarok has a new beta release out for testing. This is beta software so expect bugs. Bugs in packaging should be reported to kubuntu-ppa on Launchpad. Bugs in the software to KDE. Users of 10.04 LTS or Maverick can install it from the Kubuntu Beta PPA.

Packages Available for KDE Platform, Plasma and Applications 4.5.0

Packages for the release of the KDE Software Compilation 4.5.0 are available.

Bugs in packaging should be reported to kubuntu-ppa on Launchpad. Bugs in the software to KDE.

Users of 10.04 LTS can install it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

Maverick Alpha 3 Out

The third alpha of Maverick Meerkat has been released. This contains a release candidate version of KDE Platform and Plasma 4.5. Other highlights of Alpha 3 include:
  • Dragon continues on as the default video player
  • Message Indicator support is enabled by default for Kopete and Quassel
  • Qt was updated to the current 4.7 beta release

KOffice 2.2.1 Out

KOffice 2.2.1 is out. Users of Kubuntu 10.04 can install it from lucid-backport, just enable "Unsupported Updates" in your software source settings and install "koffice".

KDE SC 4.5 RC 2 Packages Available

For those wanting the latest crack-of-the-week, packages for the release of the KDE Software Compilation 4.5 RC 2 are available. This is release candidate software so expect bugs. Bugs in packaging should be reported to kubuntu-ppa on Launchpad. Bugs in the software to KDE. Users of 10.04 LTS can install it from the Kubuntu Beta PPA.

Maverick Alpha 2 Available for Testing

Maverick Alpha 2 is now available for testing. This is an early release of our next version of Kubuntu.

This release comes on one CD/USB image for both Desktop and Netbook, loading up the relevant workspace for your machine.

KDE SC 4.5 RC Packages Available

For those wanting the latest crack-of-the-week, packages for the release of the KDE Software Compilation 4.5 RC 1 are available. This is release candidate software so expect bugs. Bugs in packaging should be reported to kubuntu-ppa on Launchpad. Bugs in the software to KDE. Users of 10.04 LTS can install it from the Kubuntu Beta PPA.