KDE Community Ships Fifth Translation and Service Release of the 4.0 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates
June 4, 2008 (The INTERNET). The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.5, the fifth bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. KDE 4.0.5 is the fourth monthly update to KDE 4.0. It ships with a basic desktop and many other packages; like administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, multimedia software, games, artwork, web development tools and more. KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in 49 languages.
The KDE 4.0 desktop KDE, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE can be obtained in source and various binary formats from http://download.kde.org
and can also be obtained on CD-ROM or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.
KDE 4.0.5 comes with several bugfixes and performance improvements. Most of them are recorded in the changelog. KDE continues to release updates for the 4.0 desktop on a monthly basis. KDE 4.1, which will bring large improvements to the KDE desktop and application will be released in July this year. A first Beta is already available for testing. KDE 4.0.5 stabilises the desktop further, users of previous KDE 4.0 versions are encouraged to update. Improvements revolve around lots of bugfixes and translation updates. Corrections have been made in such a way that results in only a minimal risk of regressions.
Since KDE 4.0.0, Extragear applications are also part of regular KDE releases.
Extragear applications are KDE applications that are mature, but not part of one of the other KDE packages.
More information at: http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.0.5.php