Kubuntu 8.04.2 Released!

The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 8.04.2, the second and final maintenance update to Kubuntu’s 8.04 release. This release includes updated desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. This update is provided in recognition that the current Kubuntu release (8.10) with its cutting edge KDE 4 desktop is not yet appropriate for all users.
In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates, and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Kubuntu 8.04.
The full release announcement can be found at kubuntu.org
P.S. Normally non-LTS releases do not get point releases. I’d like to thank Canonical and the Ubuntu Tech Board for making the resources available to do this non-standard update. I’d like to thank the Ubuntu Release team and all the volunteer testers for their help. I do hope this mid-life update of the installation CD for Kubuntu 8.04 makes things easier for the Kubuntu users who still prefer to use KDE3.


2 Responses to “Kubuntu 8.04.2 Released!”

  1. 1 ethana2 February 22, 2009 at 03:58

    “Normally non-LTS releases do not get point releases.”
    ..which I feel is unfortunate because it ensures that any given LiveCD will either be buggy or out of date, or both.
    I’d like to see an 8.10.1 released three months after 8.10, and an 8.10.2 soon after 9.04, and so on and so forth…

  2. 2 Scott Kitterman February 22, 2009 at 09:14

    @ethna2: Getting these point releases together takes a fair amount of work that takes people away from making the next release better. There is always a tension between fixing up the last release and making the next one better as we have only so many developers.
    I think the general policy is quite sensible. Normally non-LTS releases have very few new installations once the following release is out. Kubuntu 8.04 is an exception (and treated as such – we also took the effort to update it to 3.5.10) because there are some people for whom KDE 4.1 in 8.10 isn’t appropriate.

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