KDE 4.13 Now is Available in KUbuntu PPA for Ubuntu 12.04

May 2, 2014 — 2 Comments

install KDE 4.13 ubuntu 12.04

The KDE Software Compilation 4.13 is finally made into KUbuntu PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 and its derivatives.

The KDE Community announced KDE 4.13 on April 16, 2014. Among the changes you can find in KDE 4.13 today include:

  • KDE’s Kate text editor now has improved C++ syntax highlighting with some C++11 and C++1y/C++14 feature support, an improved build plugin, code completion for the D programming language, and a new predictive C++ indenter.
  • Artikulate as a new KDE application for pronunciation training.
  • KNotes has been ported to Akonadi.
  • The StorageServiceManager allows you to manage storage services like DropBox and YouSendIt.
  • Many updates to the Palapeli game.
  • Support for RAW camera image files within Gwenview.
  • Baloo replaces Nepomuk.

You can find out more details on the KDE 4.13 changes via the official announcement.

Install KDE 4.13 ubuntu 12.04

Install / Upgrade to KDE 4.13 in Ubuntu 12.04:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the KUbuntu PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

After added the PPA, you can upgrade to KDE 4.13 via:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Or install Kubuntu Desktop with 4.13 Software Compilation:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

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2 responses to KDE 4.13 Now is Available in KUbuntu PPA for Ubuntu 12.04

  1. I LIKE KDE VERY MUCH. BUT I HAVE SMALL PROBLEM INSTALLING KDE 4.13 IN UBUNTU 12.04. I JUST WANT THE DESKTOP EVIRONMENT. I DON’T WANT IT’S APPS. THE FULL INSTALLATION REQUIRES ABOUT 450 MB OF DISCK SPACE AND I DON’T WANT KDE TO HAVE THAT MUCH SPACE. IS THERE A WAY TO INSTALL ONLY THE DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT AND NOT IT’S APPLICATIONS ? ‘CAUSE I ALREADY HAVE SOME KDE APPLICATIONS IN UNITY AND GNOME. PLEASE HELP ME.

    • You can replace the last command in this tutorial with:

      sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends kubuntu-desktop

      It will only install the core apps of KDE

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