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What's New in KDE 3.2?

  • March 15, 2004
  • By Kurt Wall

KDE 3.2.1 is a maintenance release. It fixes bugs logged against the 6-week old KDE 3.2, extends KDE's legendary language support to 49 languages, now with Bengali, Icelandic, Japanese, Lithuanian, Low Saxon, Latin Serbian, and Tajik flavor crystals). Among the major bug fixes, kdevelop saw a lot of work, as did the KHTML component. Other applications that were the focus of fixes and enhancements include the Quanta the HTML editor; the KGpg GPG (Gnu Privacy Guard) wrapper; the KMail email client; the Kopete messaging (IM) client; and the Konqueror Web and file browser. The change log for 3.2.1 lists sundry other tweaks, mostly minor, in almost all of the major packages that comprise KDE.

The library and package requirements haven't changed that I could see, although the version numbers bumped (3.2.1, naturally). See http://www.kde.org/info/3.2.1.php for the details and access to pre-compiled packages. After downloading and upgrading the newer packages, I didn't notice any immediate user interface differences, which is consistent with 3.2.1's nature as a point release, but neither did I have a lot of time to probe deeply. In all, if you run into one of the bugs listed http://www.kde.org/announcements/changelogs/changelog3_2_0_to_3_2_1.php, you might want to grab the maintenance release. Otherwise, I would stick with 3.2. As always, your mileage may vary, offer void where prohibited, and if it breaks you get to keep both pieces.

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