News and Announcements

KDE Telepathy 0.4 - Call for Testing

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.

KDE Workspace and Applications 4.9 Beta

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.

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

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KDE Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform 4.8.4

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.

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

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Kubuntu on Google+

A Kubuntu fan has set up a Kubuntu Google+ page with news and comments.
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Plasma and KDE Applications 4.8.3 Updates

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.
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Kubuntu Council Elections - 2012

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.

Kubuntu 12.04 LTS

The Kubuntu community is proud to announce the release of 12.04 LTS, the Precise Pangolin: the new Long Term Support version of our friendly operating system.

See the Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Release Notes for a technical description including known issues.

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Calligra Released


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.

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Kubuntu to be Sponsored by Blue Systems

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).

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Plasma and KDE Applications 4.8.2 Updates

Keen KDE Software users can find Plasma and KDE Applications 4.8.2 updates in the backport PPA for 11.10 and compiling now in the main archive for our development release.

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

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