Kubuntu 5.10 Released
jriddell at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 13 00:29:51 CDT 2005
Announcing Kubuntu 5.10
[13 October 2005]
The second release of Kubuntu, codenamed Breezy Badger, is now
available for download. This release comes with the very latest KDE
3.4.3 and includes the new Guidance configuration tools. If you missed
our testing releases for Breezy you will be pleased to see the other
new additions in Kubuntu Breezy including Adept package manager,
System Settings and KDE Bluetooth. To download Kubuntu 5.10 go to:
Here is what's new in Kubuntu 5.10
Adept and Adept-Updater
Adept is a new package manager for KDE. With advanced search
facilities using debtags, hunting for packages is now easier than
To help keep your system current, adept-updater checks to see which
packages have changed and makes it easy to download and install the
KDE System Settings
Kawabunga! The traditional KDE Control Center has been replaced with
KDE System Settings. This change is not part of KDE, but is unique to
Kubuntu. The new interface is cleaner, faster, simpler and comes with
improved usability features such as quick search.
Guidance Configuration Tools
Guidance is a set of configuration tools new to Kubuntu. Currently
included are modules for user accounts, mount configuration and
system services selection. You can find the Guidance modules in
KDE Language Packs
Kubuntu now includes KDE translations on the CD for the most popular
over 50 languages are supported in total.
KDE Bluetooth Framework
The KDE Bluetooth tools aim to provide easy access to Bluetooth
profiles and facilitate the communication between Bluetooth enabled
devices such as cell phones and PDAs.
Katapult is used to start applications and bookmarks. Just press
Alt+Space then type the name of the program you are interested in, it
will quickly become the most useful tool on your desktop.
OpenOffice.org 2 is installed by default and now comes with KDE
GStreamer for AmaroK and Kaffeine
Our Kaffeine video player and AmaroK music player now use the
GStreamer media framework, a large range of GStreamer plugins are
available to support a wide range of different media file formats.
A new advanced image editor program from KOffice.
To help out our laptop users, KLaptopDaemon now works for hibernation
and uses acpi.
Locate File Search
Having problems finding that file? In Konqueror just type locate:/
followed by what you are looking for. Konqueror will search for it.
Searching for something on the web? Use Konqueror's search bar and
Google suggest to help find exactly what you are looking for.
KOffice 1.4 and Kexi
KOffice 1.4 is now included in the main repository. This lightweight
but powerful office suite includes Kexi, a powerful database
For better hardware support Kubuntu 5.10 has updated X.org to version
6.8.2 and comes in new modular packages.
Free Software for Windows machines is on the Live CDs. This includes
some of the leading KDE applications: KOrganizer, KAddressbook and
Off the Desktop
. LVM Volumes
. Support for thin client devices
. Support for 4 GB of RAM
. Linux 18.104.22.168
. 64-bit PowerPC Linux build
Downloading and Installing
Kubuntu 5.10 can be downloaded from
http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/5.10 and then burned onto a
writable CD or DVD. It is available for PC (i386), 64-bit PC (AMD64)
and Mac (PowerPC) as install CD, live CD or combined live/install
Please download using Bittorrent if possible.
The PowerPC live CD is larger than 650MB so please ensure you have
Users of Kubuntu 5.04 (Hoary) can upgrade to Breezy by editing
/etc/apt/sources.list and running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get
dist-upgrade. Existing Ubuntu users can install Kubuntu with the
Feedback and Helping
We welcome feedback and help with making the next version of Kubuntu.
Comments can be left on this wiki page
Any known problems can be found at
Please report any problems through Bugzilla (main packages) or
If you have a question try asking on the #kubuntu IRC channel on
freenode, the mailing list and the Kubuntu Forums. Community support
is also available in a increasing number of languages.
Finally if you want to help improve Kubuntu please come and join us.
For more information about Kubuntu visit our website:
Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> +44 (0)7941 938912 (Scotland)
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