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06 October 2010, 11:51

KDE SC 4.5.2 service update released

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KDE Logo The KDE Project release team has issued version 4.5.2 of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC), the second point update to the latest major release of the popular Linux and Unix desktop. According to the developers, the maintenance release of the free open source K Desktop Environment (KDE) includes a variety of translation updates and bug fixes for the the Plasma desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform.

KDE SC 4.5.2, the second in a series of monthly service updates, contains no new features but addresses several bugs in the Dolphin file manager and in the Kwin window manager. Other changes include changes to the Marble desktop globe and various performance and stability improvements. The developers advise all users to upgrade.

The next bug fix update, KDE SC 4.5.3, is scheduled to be released on the 2nd of November. The next major release, version 4.6.0, is expected to arrive on the 26th of January, 2011.

Further information about the update can be found in the official release announcement, on the KDE SC 4.5.2 Info Page and in the change log. Source packages for self-compilation and binary packages for various Linux distributions are available to download from the project's website. KDE is licensed under a combination of the LGPLv2, BSD, MIT and X11 licences for core libraries and the GPLv2 or GPLv3 for applications.

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