For the release of Kubuntu 12.10 we are thinking about switching to a different instant messaging framework named Telepathy.
With KDE Telepathy 0.4 we now have a viable testing candiate for you to try on your existing 12.04 installation.
Packages for the release of the KDE Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform 4.8.90 are available for Kubuntu 12.04. You can get it from the Kubuntu Beta Backports PPA. They are also in our development release.
Packages for the release of the KDE Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform 4.8.4 are available for Kubuntu 12.04. You can get it from the Kubuntu Updates PPA until the packages are available in the official repositories.
Packages for the May updates of the KDE Platform, Workspaces and Applications 4.8.3 are available for Kubuntu 12.04 in the official repositories. As long as the precise-updates pocket is enabled (this is the default) you should receive this release as part of your normal system updates.
Many thanks go to Jonathan Kolberg, Philip and Rohan for working on the packages!Update: Now available in the standard updates repository. Adding a PPA is no longer necessary.
The Kubuntu Council is a group of 6 Kubuntu Members who get to vote on membership of Kubuntu Members and occasionally other decisions regarding Kubuntu.
Half the council is nearing the end of their 2 year appointment so we need to hold elections for the open positions to the council. This could be you! If you are a Kubuntu Member and are willing to turn up to Kubuntu meetings as much as possible for the next couple of years do consider putting your name forward.
Calligra has been released, KDE's document suite of applications. It has applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing and much more.
Take the tour to discover the many apps of Calligra.
It can be installed from the backport PPA for 11.10 and the main archive for our development release.
Kubuntu will have a new sponsor in Blue Systems from the 12.10 cycle starting in May. Kubuntu is a community led project to create a KDE flavour as part of Ubuntu. Our sponsor since it started has been Canonical who are now moving to focus on their Unity flavour. We would like to thank Canonical for this kind support and wish the best success for the Unity flavour (also called Ubuntu).