News and Announcements

Lucid Alpha 2 Released

The second alpha release of Kubuntu Lucid has been released. KDE, Amarok and much more have received upgrades in this version. See our release page for where to get it, new features and notable problems.

Amarok 2.2.2 Rocks the Desktop

Amarok 2.2.2 has been released to make your desktop rock.

Users of the Lucid development release are advised not to upgrade yet, as the packages are only half-built due to a breakage of the underlying graphics stack. The Ubuntu Xorg team is working fervently to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Users of our stable 9.10 release can install it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

KDE SC 4.4 Release Candidate 1 packages available

Packages for the first release candidate of the KDE Software Compilation 4.4 are available.

Users of the Lucid development release are advised not to upgrade yet, as the packages are only half-built due to a breakage of the underlying graphics stack. The Ubuntu Xorg team is working fervently to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Users of our stable 9.10 release can install it from the Kubuntu Beta PPA.

KDE SC 4.3.4 moved from PPA to karmic-backports

KDE SC 4.3.4 is now in karmic-backports and will be removed from the PPA shortly. Even if you have the PPA packages, please upgrade to the versions in karmic-backports. There are security fixes included in karmic-backports that were not in the PPA packages. The Backports repository is not enabled by default, so you may need to enable it in KPackageKit. Instructions for this are found here. To manually enable it, edit your /etc/apt/sources/list and uncomment the line

Christmas Bonus: KDE SC, Amarok, KDevelop Betas

The second beta of KDE SC 4.4 has packages available in our Beta PPA. There are also betas of Amarok and KDevelop available.

Users of our latest development release, Lucid, can upgrade to the latest packages.

Users of our stable 9.10 release can install it from the Kubuntu Beta PPA.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/beta/ubuntu karmic main

Then do sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop.

KDE SC 4.4 Beta 1 Packages

The first beta of KDE SC 4.4 has packages available in our Beta PPA.

Users of our latest development release, Lucid, can upgrade to the latest packages.

Users of our stable 9.10 release can install it from the Kubuntu Beta PPA.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/beta/ubuntu karmic main

Then do sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop.

Kubuntu Lucid Alpha 1 Out

The first alpha for our next release is available. This is a very early pre-release. It comes full of bugs and is to be used only by the most adventurous.

KDE Software Compilation 4.4 beta 1 packages coming soon

Kubuntu software packagers are hard at work preparing KDE Software Compilation 4.4 beta 1 packages for testing. Keep checking back for more updates.

KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 Available

KDE SC 4.3.4 has been released.

Users of our new 9.10 release can install it from the Kubuntu Updates PPA.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

It is strongly recommended that you verify the integrity of these packages by installing the archive's GPG key. You may do this by following the instructions on this page.

Thanks to Alessandro Ghersi for his incredible work on this release.

KOffice 2.1 Available

KOffice 2.1 has been released. This release is a marked improvement of almost all parts of KOffice compared to 2.0. Version 2.0 was labeled a “platform release”, which was meant as a first preview of the framework and new UI paradigm. In version 2.1, most applications and components have improved significantly but should still only be used by early adopters and probably not as the primary worktool.

Users of our latest development release, Lucid, can upgrade to the latest packages.