KDE 3.5.7 Released
Posted on: 05/22/2007 02:05 PM

KDE 3.5.7 has been released:

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.7, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE now supports 65 languages, making it available to more people than most non-free software and can be easily extended to support others by communities who wish to contribute to the open source project.

This release has a renewed focus on KDE PIM applications. KAddressBook, KOrganizer and KAlarm received attention with bugfixes, while KMail additionally witnessed new features and improvements with both interface work and IMAP handling: it can manage IMAP quota and copy and move all folders.

Several other applications saw feature improvements:

* KPDF shows tooltips for links when hovering on them, displays correctly m
ore complex PDF files like this Firefox advertisement and reacts to the commands for opening the Table of Contents pane. http://kpdf.kde.org/
* Umbrello now can generate and export C# Code and has added Java 5 generics support. http://uml.sourceforge.net/
* KDevelop got a major version upgrade to version 3.4.1. New features inclu
de much improved Code Completion and Navigation, a more reliable debugger interface, Qt4 support and better Ruby and KDE4 development support. http://www.kdevelop.org/

In addition to the new features there were many bug fixes across the board, especially in the Edutainment and Games packages and Kopete. Besides bugfix es Kopete also got a major performance improvement on chat rendering.

As KDE users have come to expect, this new release includes continued work
on KHTML and KJS, KDE's HTML and Javascript engines. A new and interesting usability feature in KHTML makes the mouse pointer indicate if a link wants to open a new browser window or not.

For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.5.6 release on t
he 25th January 2007, please refer to the KDE 3.5.7 Changelog.


KDE 3.5.7 ships with a basic desktop and fifteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more). KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in 65 languages.

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