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May 3rd, 2013 : KDE Software Compilation 4.10.2 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team is pleased to announce the release of Windows packages for the KDE Software Compilation 4.10.2.

Although still not considered stable and suitable for production work, this release brings to the table a lot of new improvements worth trying:

  • new releases for some applications as well as updated binary packages
  • more fine grained packages for kdesdk, kdetoys and kdemultimedia
  • windows related bug fixes for several applications like kate, kompare, okular

Users can test this release by using the KDEWin Installer to try out all the software available. Included in this release are kdebase (both the applications and the workspace), kdeedu, kdegames, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdesdk, kdetoys, kdeutils, and several stuff from extragear like amarok, konversation, kile and quassel. Be aware that these could kill your kitten(s), but chances are that you might find yourself quite comfortable in using some of these applications.


(KDE on Windows Team)

February 3rd, 2012 : KDE Software Compilation 4.8.0 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team is pleased to announce the release of Windows packages for the KDE Software Compilation 4.8.0.

Although still not considered stable and suitable for production work, this release brings to the table a lot of new improvements worth trying:

  • new releases for some applications as well as updated binary packages
  • more fine grained packages for kdeutils: the kdeutils package has been split into ark, kwallet, kcharselect, kcalc, filelight, sweeper, kgpg and ktimer
  • there has been a lot of work going on in the build infrastructure: the transition from python 2.7 to python 3.2 gave us some work.
  • depending on the release date, we plan to backport the release 2.4.0 of the calligra suite.

Users can test this release by using the KDEWin Installer to try out all the software available. Included in this release are kdebase (both the applications and the workspace), kdeedu, kdegames, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdesdk, kdetoys, kdeutils, and several stuff from extragear like amarok, digikam and kipi-plugins, kmymoney, konversation, kmid, kile and quassel. Be aware that these could kill your kitten(s), but chances are that you might find yourself quite comfortable in using some of these applications.


(KDE on Windows Team)

December 24th, 2011 : KDE Software Compilation 4.7.4 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team is pleased to announce the release of Windows packages for the KDE Software Compilation 4.7.4.

Although still not considered stable and suitable for production work, this release brings to the table a lot of new improvements worth trying:

  • new releases for the IRC client Konversation, which is now available in version 1.4, the 1.1.1 release of the personal finance manager skrooge and some more applications
  • the first official release of Amarok on Windows in version 2.5 is delivered with the kdewin-installer now, after it has been released already as a standalone Installer some days ago.
  • as a technology preview, the speech recognition software simon has been included (only in 32 bit though).

Users can test this release by using the KDEWin Installer to try out all the software available. Included in this release are kdebase (both the applications and the workspace), kdeedu, kdegames, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdesdk, kdetoys, kdeutils, and several stuff from extragear like amarok, digikam and kipi-plugins, kmymoney, konversation, kmid, kile and quassel. Be aware that these could kill your kitten(s), but chances are that you might find yourself quite comfortable in using some of these applications.


(KDE on Windows Team)

September 3rd, 2011 : KDE Software Compilation 4.7.0 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team is pleased to announce the release of Windows packages for the KDE Software Compilation 4.7.0.

Although still not considered stable and suitable for production work, this release brings to the table a lot of new improvements worth trying:

  • all the goodness brought by KDE SC 4.7;
  • printing support in okular thanks to Ralf Habacker
  • a (test) version of the kdepim package thanks to Andre Heinecke and Andreas Holzammer
  • support for native 64 bit binaries: mingw-w64, the 64 bit flavor of gcc provided by the mingw-w64 project
  • support for debug packages - this was part of last years Google Summer of Code project and should help getting better feedback for crashes on Windows; thanks go to Ilie Halip again

Special thanks go to the developers from mingw-w64 this time, because without their work, this release simply wouldn't contain 64 bit binaries and Patrick von Reth who worked on the 64 bit support on the KDE side, and who just made this release happen.

Users can test this release by using the KDEWin Installer to try out all the software available. Included in this release are kdebase (both the applications and the workspace), kdeedu, kdegames, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdesdk, kdetoys, kdeutils, and several stuff from extragear like amarok, digikam and kipi-plugins, kmymoney, konversation, kmid, kile and quassel. Be aware that these could kill your kitten(s), but chances are that you might find yourself quite comfortable in using some of these applications.


(KDE on Windows Team)

January 6th, 2011 : KDE Software Compilation 4.5.4 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team is overly pleased to announce the release of Windows packages for the KDE Software Compilation 4.5.4. This release is doubly important because it marks the return to the headlines of the KDE Windows Initiative after a lot of hard background work and because it brings the KDE SC 4.5 series to the Windows users.

Although still not considered stable and suitable for production work, this release brings to the table a lot of new improvements worth trying:

Aside from the software improvements mentioned above, the Windows team has worked under the hood to lower the barrier of contribution to development and community participation. This release itself is the result of a common release effort to fix the remaining compiling issues. The KDE on Windows team is quite proud of this common release effort and hopes to repeat it in the near future when KDE 4.6 is released. We hope you'll "join the (KDE on Windows) game" too!

Users can test this release by using the KDEWin Installer to try out all the software available. Included in this release are kdebase (both the applications and the workspace), kdeedu, kdegames, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdesdk, kdetoys, kdeutils, and several stuff from extragear like amarok, digikam and kipi-plugins, kmymoney, konversation, kmid, kile and quassel. Be aware that these could kill your kitten(s), but chances are that you might find yourself quite comfortable in using some of these applications.


(KDE on Windows Team)

June 10th, 2010 : KDE Software Compilation 4.4.4 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team today has issued another update to the 4.4 desktop, applications and development libraries. KDE SC 4.4.4 brings, in addition to its funny version number, mainly small bugfixes that further polish the user experience. Most notable are probably sorting fixes for natural sorting in Dolphin, our nice file manager. The binary packages could be installed with the installer by using the version "stable 4.4.4" (or "stable latest"). In case you are upgrading your KDE installation, deselect the skip basic settings checkbox on the first installer page and press next until you are guided to the release settings page, where you can choose the required version.
(KDE on Windows Team)

May 9th, 2010 : KDE Software Compilation 4.4.1 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team today has released an update to the 4.4 series of our Software Compilation. Among other improvements, this update includes a fix for KMail hanging when sending emails that just missed the deadline for 4.4.0 and a number of fixes in many gearheads' favorite terminal emulator, Konsole. As usual, this maintenance release also brings updated translations, but no new features. KDE recommends this update to everyone running 4.4.0 or earlier. The binary packages could be installed with the installer by using the version "stable 4.4.1" (or "stable latest"). In case you are upgrading your KDE installation, deselect the skip basic settings checkbox on the first installer page and press next until you are guided to the release settings page, where you can choose the required version.
(KDE on Windows Team)

February 14th, 2010 : KDE SC 4.4.0 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team today announced the immediate availability of "Caikaku", (a.k.a KDE SC 4.4.0) a new stable Release of the KDE Software Collection.
This release contains many bug fixes and some new applications. The binary packages could be installed with the installer by using the version "stable 4.4.0" (or "stable latest"). In case you are upgrading your KDE installation, deselect the skip basic settings checkbox on the first installer page and press next until you are guided to the release settings page, where you can choose the required version.

This release comes together with the 1.2.3 version of Konversation and digikam/kipi-plugins version 1.1.0.
(KDE on Windows Team)

December 8th, 2009 : KDE 4.3.4 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team today announced the immediate availability of "Cold", (a.k.a KDE 4.3.4) a new stable Release of KDE.
This release contains many bug fixes and some new applications. The binary packages could be installed with the installer by using the version "stable 4.3.4" (or "stable latest"). In case you are upgrading your KDE installation, deselect the skip basic settings checkbox on the first installer page and press next until you are guided to the release settings page, where you can choose the required version.

In this release major changes have been made to the infrastructure used by KDE on Windows: The msvc-packages have moved to the Visual Studio 9.0-compiler and packages for MinGW 4.4.0 have also been added. This will also mean that if the MinGW 4.4.0 packages show that they are stable enough, MinGW 3.4.5 packages might be discontinued in one of the coming releases.
(KDE on Windows Team)

August 11th, 2009 : KDE 4.3.0 for Windows available

The KDE on Windows team today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.3.0 a new stable Release of KDE.
This release contains many bug fixes and some new applications. The binary packages could be installed with the installer by using the version "stable 4.3.0" (or "stable latest"). In case you are upgrading your KDE installation, deselect the skip basic settings checkbox on the first installer page and press next until you are guided to the release settings page, where you can choose the required version.

In this release major changes have been made to the infrastructure used by KDE on Windows: As in previous releases since KDE 4.3.1, support for the mingw version 3 compiler has been discontinued. This Release is based on the stable 4.6.0 version of Qt instead of version 4.5.2. Applications from previous 4.3.X releases should be compatible with this release. This release also includes an unstable version of the koffice release 2.1.0.
(KDE on Windows Team)

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