Kubuntu 5.10 Released

Jonathan Riddell 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:


What's New

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
 latest fixes.

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
 System Settings.

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

 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

X.org 6.8.2

 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

  . PHP5
  . LVM Volumes
  . Support for thin client devices
  . Support for 4 GB of RAM
  . Linux
  . 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
 appropriate media.

 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
 kubuntu-desktop package.

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
 (universe packages).

  http://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com

 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:


 Press contact:

 Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> +44 (0)7941 938912 (Scotland)

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