April 5, 2012

KDE Releases 4.8.2 Stability Update Available Now For Kubuntu 11.10 And 12.04

KDE LogoKDE Releases 4.8.2 Stability Update Available Now For Kubuntu 11.10 And 12.04


As announced over on KDE.org, KDE Workspaces and Applications 4.8 has shipped it's April bugfix update. The updated packages are available now for Kubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 users as of today. For 12.04 Precise Pangolin users, the updates will appear as normal in their update manager. 11.10 users can install the Kubuntu Backports PPA to get the ball rolling:

ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

Refer here if you need more information on managing Kubuntu's repositories: Repositories in Kubuntu.

Highlights:

Bugs and more bugs squashed! See the link above for the complete list. Highlights of this release include, but are not limited to, bug fixes for
            nepomuk
            kioslave
            KWin
            solid
            Okular
            Dolphin
            and KGpg

Our tests on both 12.04 and 11.10 machines have gone smoothly and you should expect a trouble-free upgrade experience as well. One of the annoying niggles in KDE 4.8.1 for me was the fact that one could no longer change the icon for an Activity. This has been fixed as of 4.8.2. So now you can again customize Activities to your heart's content.

KDE 4.8.3, the second to last scheduled release in the 4.8 series, is due out on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Stay tuned.