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KDE Libraries 2.1.2 Released

by platon on May 1st, 2001 The KDE Project today announced the release of kdelibs 2.1.2, a security and bugfix release of the core KDE libraries. The other core KDE packages, including kdebase, have not been updated. The KDE Project recommends that all KDE users upgrade to kdelibs 2.1.2 and KDE 2.1.1.



April 30, 2001 (The INTERNET)-- The KDE Project (http://www.kde.org/) today announced the release of kdelibs 2.1.2, a security and bugfix release of the core KDE libraries. The other core KDE packages, including kdebase, have not been updated. The KDE Project recommends that all KDE users upgrade to kdelibs 2.1.2 and KDE 2.1.1.



This release provides the following fixes:



Security fixes:

KDEsu. The KDEsu which shipped with earlier releases of KDE 2 writes a (very) temporary but world-readable file with authentication information. A local user can potentially abuse this behavior to gain access to the X server and, if KDEsu is used to perform tasks that require root-access, can result in comprimise of the root account.

Bug fixes:

kio_http. Fixed problems with "protocol for http://x.y.z died unexpectedly" and with proxy authentication with Konqueror.
kparts. Fixed crash in KOffice 1.1 when splitting views.
khtml. Fixed memory leak in Konqueror. Fixed minor HTML rendering problems.
kcookiejar. Fixed minor problems with HTTP cookies.
kconfig. Fixed problem with leading/trailing spaces in configuration values.
kdebug. Fixed memory leak in debug output.
klineedit. Fixed problem with klineedit emitting "return pressed" twice.
For more information about the KDE 2.1 series, please see the KDE 2.1.1 press release (http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-2.1.1.html) and the KDE 2.1.1 Info Page (http://www.kde.org/info/2.1.1.html), which is an evolving FAQ about the latest stable release. Information on using anti-aliased fonts with KDE is available at http://dot.kde.org/984693709/.



DOWNLOADING AND COMPILING KDELIBS 2.1.2



The source package for kdelibs 2.1.2 (including a diff file against 2.1.1) is available for free download at
http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/src/ or in the equivalent directory at one of the many KDE ftp server mirrors (http://www.kde.org/mirrors.html). KDE 2.1.2 requires qt-2.2.3, which is available from Trolltech at ftp://ftp.trolltech.com/qt/source/ under the name qt-x11-2.2.3.tar.gz/, although qt-2.2.4 or qt-2.3.0 is recommended (for anti-aliased fonts, qt-2.3.0 and XFree 4.0.3 or newer is required). kdelibs 2.1.2 will not work with versions of Qt older than 2.2.3.



For further instructions on compiling and installing KDE, please consult the installation instructions (http://www.kde.org/install-source.html) and, if you encounter problems, the compilation FAQ (http://www.kde.org/compilationfaq.html).



INSTALLING BINARY PACKAGES



Some distributors choose to provide binary packages of KDE for certain versions of their distribution. Some of these binary packages for kdelibs 2.1.2 will be available for free download under http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/ or under the equivalent directory at one of the many KDE ftp server mirrors http://www.kde.org/mirrors.html). Please note that the KDE team is not responsible for these packages as they are provided by third parties -- typically, but not always, the distributor of the relevant distribution (if you have any questions, please read the KDE Binary Packages Policy (http://dot.kde.org/986933826/)).



kdelibs 2.1.2 requires qt-2.2.3, the free version of which is available from the above locations usually under the name qt-x11-2.2.3, although qt-2.2.4 or qt-2.3.0 is recommended (for anti-aliased fonts, qt-2.3.0 and XFree 4.0.3 or newer is required). KDE 2.1.2 will not work with versions of Qt older than 2.2.3.



At the time of this release, pre-compiled packages are available for:



Caldera eDesktop 2.4: i386: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/Caldera/eDesktop-2.4/

RedHat Linux: 7.1: i386: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/RedHat/7.1/i386/

SuSE Linux: README: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/README

7.1: i386: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/i386/7.1/
Sparc: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/sparc/7.1/
PPC: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/ppc/7.1/

7.0: i386: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/i386/7.0/
PPC: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/ppc/7.0/
S390: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/s390/
6.4:
i386: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/i386/6.4/
6.3:
i386: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/SuSE/i386/6.3/

Tru64 Systems: README: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/Tru64/README.Tru64 4.0e,f,g, or 5.x: http://ftp.kde.org/stable/2.1.2/distribution/Tru64/

Please check the servers periodically for pre-compiled packages for other distributions. More binary packages may become available over the coming days and weeks.


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