News and Announcements

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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12.04 Beta 2 Released

Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 2 is released for testing. Download from the cdimage mirrors or upgrade from 11.10 or upgrade from 10.04 LTS.
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Plasma and KDE Applications 4.8.1 Updates

Keen KDE Software users can find Plasma and KDE Applications 4.8.1 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. To update, use the Software Repository Guide to add the following repository to your software sources list:
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Kubuntu 12.04 to be Supported for 5 Years


The Kubuntu Community is pleased to announce plans for the 12.04 LTS release of Kubuntu. As approved by the Ubuntu Technical Board on January 9th, 12.04 will be a 5-year long-term support cycle for Kubuntu. Please see our Beta 1 announcement for some of the highlights.

12.04 Beta 1 Released

Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1 is released for testing. Download from the cdimage mirrors or upgrade from 11.10 or upgrade from 10.04 LTS.
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