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PR: KDE 3.4.3 Release Announcement

Oct 13, 2005, 13:45 (1 Talkback[s])

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.3, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.4.3 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 51 languages.

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 or with any of the major GNU/Linux - UNIX systems shipping today.


KDE 3.4.3 is the third maintenance release which provides corrections of problems reported using the KDE bug tracking system and greatly enhanced support for existing translations and new translations.

For a more detailed list of improvements since the KDE 3.4.2 release in July, please refer to the KDE 3.4.3 Changelog.

Additional information about the enhancements of the KDE 3.4.x release series is available in the KDE 3.4 Announcement.

Installing KDE 3.4.3 Binary Packages

Packages Creators. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.4.3 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 http://download.kde.org. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.

Package Locations. For a current list of available binary packages of which the KDE Project has been informed, please visit the KDE 3.4.3 Info Page.

Compiling KDE 3.4.3

Source Code. The complete source code for KDE 3.4.3 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 3.4.3 are available from the KDE 3.4.3 Info Page.

Supporting KDE

KDE is a Free Software project that exists and grows only because of the help of many volunteers that donate their time and effort. KDE is always looking for new volunteers and contributions, whether its help with coding, bug fixing or reporting, writing documentation, translations, promotion, money, etc. All contributions are gratefully appreciated and eagerly accepted. Please read through the Supporting KDE page for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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