News and Announcements

Jaunty Alpha 5 Released

Jaunty Alpha 5 has been released. Try it out to help us test the forthcoming release. Download it now. Find out what's new on the Alpha 5 wiki page, tell us what you think on the feedback page.

Kubuntu 8.04.2 Released

The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 8.04.2, the second and final maintenance update to Kubuntu's 8.04 release. This release includes updated desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. This update is provided in recognition that the current Kubuntu release (8.10) with its cutting edge KDE 4 desktop is not yet appropriate for all users.

In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates, and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Kubuntu 8.04.

KDE 4.1.4 for Intrepid

KDE 4.1.4 has now moved to the Intrepid updates repository and is now recommended for all Intrepid users. The intrepid-updates is enabled by default on Kubuntu Intrepid installs.

Congratulations Debian!

A big congratulations from the Kubuntu team to Debian on their release of lenny. And at the same time, a big thanks to the Debian KDE Team for their great work and collaboration.

"Every Debian developer is also an Ubuntu developer, because one way to contribute to Ubuntu is to contribute to Debian." — Mark Shuttleworth

Kubuntu Jaunty Alpha 4 Released

The fourth alpha release for Kubuntu Jaunty is available now for early testers. See the release notes for more information or download it directly.

KDE 4.2 Released

KDE 4.2 has been released. Jaunty (current development release) users can do a full upgrade to get the latest packages. Packages for 8.10 (Intrepid) are in intrepid-backports.

KDE 4.1.4

The latest KDE 4 update 4.1.4 is compiling now in the proposed updates section of Kubuntu 8.10.

To install it enable Pre-released Updates in Adept, then under Changes click on Upgrade and Apply.

KDE 4.2 RC1 released

KDE 4.2 Release Candidate 1 has been released and packages are available for Kubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty". Packages for Kubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" are compiling and will be available shortly, check back soon if they are not all available when you read this. Read more for details.

Amarok Released

The first update to the 2.0 series of Amarok has arrived. This release brings with it several new features and small enhancements, including queuing, playlist search and filtering as well as "stop after current track" functionality. You can read the details of the release here, or click on the story heading for installation instructions.

Kubuntu Jaunty Alpha 2 Available

The second alpha release for Kubuntu Jaunty is available now for early testers. See the release notes for more information or download it directly.