KDE 4.1 Beta 1 Released

KDE 4.1 Beta 1 has been released and packages are available for Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron. These packages install to /usr/lib/kde4 and can be installed along side your existing KDE 3 installation.

Notes

This is a beta quality package and may prove to be unstable at times. This release will allow you to follow closely with what is going on in the KDE 4.1 branch.

There is a chance that you may need to move or delete your ~/.kde4 directory.

New in KDE 4.1 Beta 1

For the first time in any of the KDE 4 releases, the KDE PIM applications are available for you to install. After following the instructions below, simply install any of the KDE 4 PIM modules or install the kdepim-kde4 package.

Instructions

The updated packages for Kubuntu 8.04 are located in the Kubuntu Member's KDE 4 Personal Package Archive (PPA) repositories. To update to this latest beta release of KDE 4.1, please complete the following:

  • Add deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main to your /etc/apt/sources.list.
  • If you already have the kubuntu-kde4-desktop packages installed, simply type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and answer the questions in which you are prompted. If you do not have kubuntu-kde4-desktop installed, simply type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kubuntu-kde4-desktop and answer the questions. Both of these options are to be typed at the command prompt.

Bugs

There will be many bugs with this release and it is recommended that you do not file bug reports against the packages in this release. If you come across any issue which may be packaging related, it is recommended that you join the Kubuntu KDE 4 IRC channel (#kubuntu-kde4) and query those in the channel.

Thanks to nixternal for preparing these packages.