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08 September 2011, 10:12

First update to KDE 4.7 released

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KDE Logo The KDE organisation has released the first point update to version 4.7 of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC). As expected, this maintenance update to the Linux and Unix desktop contains no new features, but includes a variety of translation updates and bug fixes.

According to the developers, version 4.7.1 of the open source K Desktop Environment (KDE) addresses problems found in, for example, the KDE libraries (kdelibs), the Okular universal document viewer and the Kwin window manager for KDE Plasma Desktops. In the Ark archive manager, a problem that prevented a file name from being suggested when a directory was selected for compression has also been fixed. Users that find bugs in the current version are asked to report them so that they can be fixed in the next update.

Further information about the update can be found in the official release announcement, in the change log and on the KDE 4.7.1 Info Page. Source packages for self-compilation and binary packages for various Linux distributions are available to download from the project's web site. KDE is licensed under a combination of LGPLv2, BSD, MIT and X11 licences for core libraries and the GPLv2 or GPLv3 for applications.

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