KDE 3.5.8 and Kubuntu Packages Available Now

The 8th maintenance update to the popular K Desktop Environment (KDE) 3.5 (and probably the last before the KDE 4.0) has just been released. Version 3.5.8 brings bugfixes to applications like Konqueror, Kolourpaint, KMail and even KOrganizer. Let's have a detailed look at the improvements and bugfixes included in this release:

  • Improvements in Konqueror and its web browsing component KHTML. Bugs in handling HTTP connections have been fixed, KHTML has improved support of some CSS features for more standards compliance.
  • In the kdegraphics package,
  • lots of fixes in KDE's PDF viewer and Kolourpaint, a painting application, went into this release.
  • The KDE PIM suite has, as usual, seen numerous stability fixes, covering KDE's email client KMail, the organizer application KOrganizer and various other bits and pieces.
If you already use the new version of Kubuntu or Ubuntu with KDE (must have kubuntu-desktop package installed), Gutsy Gibbon (scheduled for release today, 18 October 2007), you can now upgrade your KDE environment to the brand new 3.5.8 version. If you don't know how to update your KDE packages, follow the instructions below:

Go to KMenu -> System -> Administration and open the Software Sources application.

Type your password and hit enter. Make sure that multiverse and universe repositories are checked, then go to KMenu -> System -> Konsole and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Updating process runs. Wait till finish and then reboot your Kubuntu.


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