KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. This update is the third in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.5 series. 4.5.3 brings bugfixes and translation updates on top of KDE SC 4.5 series and is a recommended update for everyone running 4.5.2 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE SC 4 is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come.
To download source code or packages to install go to the 4.5.3 Info Page.
4.5.3 brings a number of improvements:
- KSharedDataCache has cache invalidation bug fixed that caused stability when daylight saving time changed.
- Icon overlays in Dolphin are now positioned correctly after adjusting the zoom level.
- Okular, KDE’s universal document viewer has seen improvements in the DjVu and XPS backends.
The changelog lists more, if not all improvements since 4.5.2.
Note that the changelog is usually incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into 4.5.3, you can browse the Subversion log. 4.5.3 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 55+ supported languages.
To find out more about the KDE 4.5 Workspace and Applications, please refer to the KDE SC 4.5.0, KDE SC 4.4.0, KDE SC 4.3.0,KDE SC 4.2.0, KDE SC 4.1.0and KDE SC 4.0.0 release notes. 4.5.3 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE SC 4.5.2 or earlier versions.
KDE SC, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE software can be obtained in source and various binary formats from http://download.kde.org or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.