Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

KDE 3.5.9 Release Announcement

Filed under

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.9, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. The most important changes have been made to the KDE-PIM applications, including the KMail email client, KOrganizer, a planning application and other components.

The KDE-PIM enterprise branch, that has already been shipped by some distributions has found its way into the stable branch of KDE. While KDE 3 has been in bugfix mode for quite a while now, the Release Team has decided to merge the enterprise branch and release it as KDE-PIM proper in 3.5.9 since no regressions are known and it makes packagers' lives easier.

New features and bugfixes in this branch include, but are not limited to:

* A Favorite email folders view in KMail, as well as drag and drop support for folders
* Easier scheduling in KOrganizer through various improvements in the user interface
* Improvements in KAlarm and KAddressbook

Many more of those can be found on Techbase. More bugfixes contained in this release can be found in the Changelog.

For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.5.8 release on the 16th October 2007, please refer to the KDE 3.5.9 Changelog.

KDE 3.5.9 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.

Full KDE 3.5.9 Release Announcement

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

LG releases webOS Open Source Edition, looks to expand webOS usage

LG’s smart TVs ship with an operating system called webOS, which is the latest version of an operating system that was developed by Palm to run on phones, acquired by HP to use with tablets, and eventually sold to LG, which is still using it today. But now LG wants to expand the adoption of webOS and the company is working with the South Korean government to solicit business proposals from other companies interested in using webOS. LG has also released a webOS Open Source Edition version of the operating system. Read more

Test driving 4 open source music players and more

In my last article, I described my latest music problem: I need an additional stage of amplification to make proper use of my new phono cartridge. While my pre-amplifier contains a phono stage, its gain is only suitable for cartridges that output about 5mV, whereas my new cartridge has a nominal output of 0.4mV. Based on my investigation, I liked the looks of the Muffsy phono kits, so I ordered the head amplifier, the power supply, and the back panel. I also needed to obtain a case to hold the boards and the back panel, available online from many vendors. Muffsy does not sell the “wall wart” necessary to power the unit, so I ordered one of those from a supplier in California. Finally, inspecting my soldering iron, solder “sucker,” and solder, I’ve realized I need to do better—so a bit more shopping, online or local, is in order there. Finally, for those, like me, whose soldering skills may be rusty and perhaps were not all that great to begin with, Muffsy kindly offers links to two instructional videos. Read more

Today in Techrights