The KDE Project has announced earlier today, October 2nd, the immediate availability for download of the second maintenance release of KDE Software Compilation 4.9.
KDE SC 4.9.2 is the second of four point releases for the KDE 4.9 desktop environment, until KDE 4.10 will take its place as the next major upgrade, and it comes with general stability improvements and bug fixes.
Among the improved apps in KDE 4.9.2, we can mention Dolphin, Kontact Suite, and Plasma. A great number of applications were also improved in the development platform of KDE.
“These updates are the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.9 series. 4.9.2 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.9 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.9.1 or earlier versions.”
“As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE’s software is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come,” was stated in the official release announcement.
KDE Software Compilation 4.9.2 is translated into more than 60 languages and it offers a modern and easy-to-use desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems.
Major Linux distributions (Kubuntu, openSUSE, etc.) will upgrade their KDE packages to KDE SC 4.9.2 in the next days, so keep an eye on the Update Manager utility if you are anxious to install it.
In the meantime, hardcore Linux users (Gentoo, Arch, etc.) can download KDE 4.9.2 sources right now from Softpedia, and compile them.
If you are still using the old KDE 4.8 desktop environment, we strongly suggest to upgrade to the KDE Software Compilation 4.9 release as it has amazing new features, updated apps and overall improvements, as we announced back in August.