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[How To]: Update To KDE 4.8.2 “Plasma and Applications” On Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

The second maintenance release of the major release KDE Plasma and Applications version 4.8 are now available to update for Kubuntu/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and its derivatives using Kubuntu backport PPA.

KDE Plasma and Applications 4.8.2 brings several bug fixes, and improved the stability for the system. Check the full list of changes Here. KDE 4.8.2 announcement and release notes is Here.

Significant bugfixes include making encryption of multiple folders using GPG work, XRender fixes in the KWin window and compositing manager, a series of bugfixes to the newly introduced Dolphin view engine and improvements in the Plasma Quick-based new window switcher, which made its first appearance in 4.8.0. Kontact and its device counterpart Kontact Touch have received a number of important bugfixes as well as performance improvements. The changelog and Bugzilla list more, but not all improvements since 4.8.1. Note that these changelogs are incomplete. For a complete list of changes that went into 4.8.2, you can browse the Subversion and Git logs. 4.8.2 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 55+ supported languages. To download source code or packages to install go to the 4.8.2 Info Page. If you would like to find out more about the KDE Workspaces and Applications 4.8, please refer to the 4.8 release notes and its earlier versions.

[How To]: Update to KDE 4.8.2 Plasma and Applications On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Using PPA

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

[How To]: Install KDE Plasma and KDE Applications 4.8.2 On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Using PPA

Use the same PPA “Kubuntu backport”.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kde-standard

Make sure you report any bugs in Kubuntu-ppa launchpad page.

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