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install KDE 4.13.2 ubuntu 12.04

The latest release of KDE Software Compilation 4.13.2, which was released on June 10, now is available for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in Kubuntu backports PPA.

According to the changelog, KDE 4.13.2 contains important fixes for Kopete:

  • a decrease in the exit time of Kopete with enabled statistics plugin
  • a fix for the compilation of jabber libjingle for non x86 architectures
  • another fix for voice call support in the jabber libjingle library.

Voice calls now works with GMail web plugin, old Google Talk windows client, telepathy-gabble and other Kopete versions. For more details, read the official announcement.

KDE 4.13.2

Install / Upgrade to KDE 4.13.2 in Ubuntu 12.04:

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

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

Then update package lists and upgrade KDE:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

To install KDE 4.13.2, run:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

To have a minimal installation:

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

install KDE 4.13.2 ubuntu 14.04

The second updates of KDE 4.13 series was release on June 10, 2014 with more than 40 recorded bugfixes include improvements to Kontact, Umbrello UML Modeller, the Desktop search functionality, Konqueror and Dolphin.

According to the changelog, this release of KDE Applications includes a number of important fixes for Kopete: a decrease in the exit time of Kopete with enabled statistics plugin, a fix for the compilation of jabber libjingle for non x86 architectures and another fix for voice call support in the jabber libjingle library.

Without this last fix, voice calls worked only with the old Google Talk windows jingle client. Now after applying the patches it was tested with GMail web plugin, old Google Talk windows client, telepathy-gabble and other Kopete versions.

KDE 4.13.2

Install / Upgrade KDE 4.13.2:

KUbuntu Updates PPA has made this release into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04 and its derivatives.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you don’t have KDE desktop, install it via:

sudo apt-get install kde-standard kubuntu-desktop

KDE 4.13.2 release note.

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

KDE 4.12.2 Ubuntu

KDE 4.12.2 was released two weeks ago. Now it’s available in the Kubuntu Backports PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

KDE 4.12.2 brought more than 20 recorded bugfixes include improvements to the personal information management suite Kontact, the UML tool Umbrello, the document viewer Okular, the web browser Konqueror, the file manager Dolphin, and others. This release also included an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.6.

Upgrade / Install KDE 4.12.2:

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

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

Update package lists and upgrade KDE:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you’re going to install Kubuntu Desktop, run below command after updating package lists:

sudo apt-get install kde-standard kubuntu-desktop

Tips: The binary packages will soon be available for Ubuntu 12.04. By then, you can run previous commands to upgrade KDE in Precise.

Linux Mint 16

Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE & Xfce has been released on 22 Dec. Both releases feature Xfce 4.10 / KDE 4.11, MDM 1.4, a Linux kernel 3.11 and an Ubuntu 13.10 package base. Let’s see what’s NEW in these two release and how to upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint.

New features in Mint 16 Xfce (complete overview):

  • Xfce 4.10 Desktop
  • Whisker Menu 1.2
  • Pulse Audio (allow to switch back to ALSA)
  • Login Screen (MDM 1.4)
  • USB Stick support
  • Performance improvements
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements on Software Manager
  • Lots of system improvements
  • Artwork Improvements

Mint16-xfce

New Features in Mint 16 KDE (See complete overview):

  • KDE 4.11
  • Samba Mounter -mount network shares graphically and locally
  • Login Screen (MDM 1.4)
  • USB Stick support
  • Performance improvements
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements on Software Manager
  • Lots of system improvements
  • Artwork Improvements

Mint-16-Petra-kde

Download Links & Upgrade instructions

Both releases can follow this instructions to upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint.

Download Links:

Linux Mint 16 Petra KDE 32-bit | 64-bit

Linux Mint 16 Petra Xfce 32-bit | 64-bit