News and Announcements

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.

Canonical Sponsoring Akademy

Canonical is very pround to announce it is sponsoring Akademy again. Canonical is the founder and principle commercial supporter of the Ubuntu project, including Kubuntu. Akademy is the annual conference of KDE's developers and contributors. By supporting Akademy we are allowing KDE to meet up, give talks, hack on code and discuss their plans for another year. See you in Tampere!

Kubuntu Tutorial Days

Kubuntu Tutorials Day is back, and this time it's with special guest star speakers.

KDE SC 4.5 Beta 2 Packages Available

For those wanting the latest crack-of-the-week, packages for the release of the KDE Software Compilation 4.5 Beta 2 are available.

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 can install it from the Kubuntu Beta PPA.