[How To] Install KDE 4.10 in Kubuntu 12.10


One step closer to 5.0…

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement — or today, depending where you are — of the availability of KDE 4.10, the software compilation has already been packaged by the hard working Kubuntu team over at Blue Systems.

This should come as a surprise to no one, as the Kubuntu team has a healthy track record of bringing packages to backports as soon as possible.

Are you using Kubuntu but haven’t seen your update yet?  You might not have the backports repository enabled.  Simply follow these steps to install it to your system an join the bleeding edge;

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

KDE 4.10 bring tons of fun to your desktop as always.  Read the announcement here, or check out these highlights:

  • “Kate, Konsole, Kopete and KDE PIM applications have received substantial improvements. Picmi is a new single player logic puzzle game, and changes have been made in many KDE games to deliver smoother gameplay.”
  • “The Qt Quick framework has been deployed in many Plasma Workspace components. In general, consistency, stability and ease of use have been improved considerably.”
  • “The expanded use of Qt Quick provides substantial benefits for developers. Many components have been updated to use Qt Quick exclusively in their user interfaces. Work continues on the creation of a comprehensive SDK for Plasma.”

Source | KDE


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