KDE 3.2.1 Released
March 09, 2004 (The INTERNET). The KDE
Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.2.1,
a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and
powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.2.1
ships with a basic desktop and eighteen other packages
(PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games,
artwork, web development and more). KDE's award-winning tools and
applications are available in 49 languages (now including
Bengali, Icelandic, Japanese, Lithuanian, Low Saxon, Latin Serbian and Tajik).
KDE, including all its libraries and its applications, is
available for free under Open Source licenses.
KDE can be obtained in source and numerous binary formats from
http://download.kde.org and can
also be obtained on CD-ROM
KDE 3.2.1 is a maintenance release which provides corrections of problems reported using the KDE bug tracking system and greatly enhanced support for existing translations and new translations (including 6 more languages meeting the high release criteria).
For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.2 release in early
February, please refer to the
KDE 3.2.1 Changelog.
Additional information about the enhancements of the KDE 3.2.x release series is available in the KDE 3.2 Announcement.
Installing KDE 3.2.1 Binary Packages
Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of
KDE 3.2.1 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases
community volunteers have done so.
Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's
Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now
available, may become available over the coming weeks.
Besides the superb and invaluable efforts by the
themselves, significant support for KDE development has been provided by
SuSE. In addition,
the members of the KDE
League provide significant support for KDE promotion,
IBM has donated significant hardware
to the KDE Project, and the
University of Tübingen
KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators,
artists and other professionals worldwide collaborating over the Internet
to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable and stable
desktop and office environment employing a flexible, component-based,
network-transparent architecture and offering an outstanding development
platform. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop, a full, component-based
office suite (KOffice), a large
set of networking and administration tools and utilities, and an
efficient, intuitive development environment featuring the excellent IDE
KDevelop. KDE is working proof
that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software development model can yield
first-rate technologies on par with and superior to even the most complex
KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE e.V.
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