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## page was copied from KarmicKoala/Beta/Kubuntu
## page was copied from KarmicKoala/Alpha6/Kubuntu
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Karmic Koala will in time become Kubuntu 9.10.
Karmic Koala, the next version of Kubuntu, is due to be released on October 29, 2009
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Alpha 6, the sixth in a series of testing CD images that will be released throughout this cycle, represents the very latest snapshot of Karmic Koala. The pre-release images are known to be reasonably free of major undocumented CD-build or installer bugs, however they are not recommended for use in stable environments. These releases will be for those who are developing, documenting, and testing. Alpha releases can be downloaded from the following URL:
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-6/
'''NOTE:''' ''This is the Release Candidate. Though it is a close preview of what the 9.10 will be, it is still a pre-release version. As such, it's use is '''__NOT__''' encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or for anyone not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent, breakage. Pre-release versions of 9.10 '''__ARE__''' recommended for Kubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs. Please do not use this in a production environment with data or workflows that you cannot do without.''
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= Checking iso =
Its always best to check cd image before install!
Check the md5 with comand md5sum /path/iso or for cd md5sum /dev/sr0
'''NOTE:''' ''This is an alpha (pre-) release. Pre-release versions of Karmic are '''__NOT__''' encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or for anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent, breakage. Pre-release versions of Karmic '''__ARE__''' recommended for Kubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.' Please do not use this in a production environment with data or workflows that you cannot do without''
= Installing 9.10 Release Candidate =
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= New or Improved In Alpha 6 =  * [[KarmicKoala/RC/Kubuntu/Download | Download CD image]]
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KarmicUpgrades/Kubuntu | Upgrade from Kubuntu 9.04]]
 * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KarmicUpgrades/Kubuntu/8.04 | Upgrade from Kubuntu 8.04]]
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Pretty much everything!! See [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall | Graphical Install]] for help on installing and [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick | Installation From USB Stick]] for help on installing Kubuntu Netbook
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The Karmic Koala Alpha 6 CD release brings with it a brand new desktop as well as many new fixes and applications. For this latest release of Kubuntu 9.10, we are adding several interesting features to the desktop experience, building on the latest KDE. Besides these changes, there have been updates to many common applications as well as bug fixes to some of those annoyances you may or may not have run into. With every new pre-release, updates will be documented allowing you to thoroughly test your new Kubuntu test installation. Remember that all of these features are part of a pre-release version of Kubuntu, and may still have issues. We ask that any problems you come across that you file a bug, if one has yet to be filed for your problem.<<BR>> = New or Improved In the Release Candidate =

The Karmic Koala RC CD release brings with it a better integrated and more stable desktop, as well as many new features. For this latest release of Kubuntu 9.10, we are adding several interesting features to the desktop experience, building on the latest KDE. Besides these changes, there have been updates to many common applications as well as bug fixes to some of those annoyances you may or may not have run into. With every new pre-release, updates will be documented allowing you to thoroughly test your new Kubuntu test installation. Remember that all of these features are part of a pre-release version of Kubuntu, and may still have issues. We ask that any problems you come across that you file a bug, if one has yet to be filed for your problem.<<BR>>
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== KDE 4.3.1 == == KDE 4.3.2 ==
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 * Many bug fixes
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For Karmic Alpha 6, KDE includes the first bug fix release of KDE 4.3, 4.3.1.
For complete details of the KDE 4.3 release, please consult http://kde.org/announcements/4.3/.
For the Release Candidate, Kubuntu includes the second bug fix release of KDE 4.3, 4.3.2.
For complete details, please consult http://kde.org/announcements/announce-4.3.2.php .
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== Netbook ==
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== Netbook Technical Preview ==
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Our netbook edition is taking shape with continued improvements in the Plasma Netbook shell. Plasma Netbook has most basic functionality now, but still lacks some features expected for the final release. usb-creator-kde should work to copy the ISO onto a USB disk for your netbook, you can also install by burning a DVD. More details on Plasma Netbook [[Kubuntu/NetbookPlasma|here]]. Kubuntu Netbook Edition for 9.10 is the first release for this new Ubuntu variant. It is optimized for netbook systems (usually a 9 or 10 inch display) with a minimum vertical screen resolution of 576 pixels. It is built on the same KDE 4.3 base as Kubuntu, but uses a technical preview version of KDE's forthcoming Plasma Netbook to provide the basic 'desktop' environment. Kubuntu has worked with the Plasma Netbook developers to provide a basic first look at the initial, small part of KDE's vision for supporting netbooks.
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== Web browser ==
=== Konqueror by default ===
It has been decided that the default web browser to be shipped with Kubuntu 9.10 will continue to be Konqueror. It was decided that its superior integration with KDE was worth more than the hassle of switching default web browsers a lot. However, Arora 0.8 will still be shipped on the DVD for those who want to use Arora for its superior performance with social web applications such as Facebook.
Kubuntu Netbook Edition 9.10 will be useful for many, but is not for everyone. It provides an early look at the plasma shell that will enable people to interact with standard KDE applications in a way optimized for netbook systems. It is useful, functional, and reliable. It does have a few rough edges, but should be usable by many people without problems.
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=== Firefox Installer ===
For fans of Firefox, installing this excellent browser will be a piece of cake in Kubuntu 9.10. We have included a simple installer for Firefox that appears where Firefox would normally appear in the "Internet" menu. While we cannot provide Firefox by default due to CD size constraints, this is the next best option.
The complete version of the KDE netbook experience will be released with KDE 4.4 in January and as part of Kubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04). The current preview is a first effort towards this completed vision for a radically better experience on mobile, low power, net oriented systems.
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== Message Indicator ==
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Plasma Netbook has most basic functionality now and is complete for this cycle. '''USB Startup Disk Creator''' should work to copy the ISO onto a USB disk for your netbook. You can also install by burning the image to a DVD. More details on Plasma Netbook can be found on the [[Kubuntu/NetbookPlasma|Kubuntu Netbook page]].
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A new message indicator has been added which currently has a plugins for Konversation, Quassel, Kopete and Kontact. No need to be distracted by IRC pings, instant message chats, or new emails when you don't want to be, but easy to find out who has been leaving messages for you when you want to. == Social from the Start ==

This release has an emphasis on connecting you to your online social networks.

New social features include:
  * The KDE '''Microblogging Plasma widget''' as part of the default desktop experience for your identi.ca and Twitter fix
  * The '''Google Calendar Plasma widget''' is available for adding to your desktop
  * The '''Facebook Plasma widget''' lets you stay up to date with your friends, also available for adding to your desktop
  * The '''Facebook Kopete plugin''' so that you can chat with your Facebook contacts from the comfort of the default chat client. This is still at an experimental stage, let us know how it works on the Feedback page below.
  * '''KDE Image plugins''' let you connect to Flickr and other photo sites from Gwenview and Digikam
  * '''Choqok''' is available to install for a full microblogging setup.
  * The '''OpenDesktop Social Plasma widget''' is ready for your desktop to connect you to your free software neighbours

== OpenOffice KDE Integration ==
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Written by our very own elite Kubuntu developers, OpenOffice 3.1.1 introduces KDE integration. This means that all OpenOffice applications will look at home with the default "Oxygen" KDE theme and use the KDE file dialog for opening and saving documents.

== Ayatana Integration & Message Indicator ==
{{attachment:pidgin-plasma-notification.png}}

As part of the Ayatana initiative (and working with KDE upstream), KDE & Gnome desktop now share an official FD.o protocol for desktop notifications. The notification bubbles generated by KDE or Gnome applications are now compatible with both desktops.

{{attachment:indicator-applet.png}}

A new message indicator has also been added which currently has a plugins for Konversation, Quassel, Kopete, Kontact/Kmail and many non-KDE applications. No need to be distracted by IRC pings, instant message chats, or new emails when you don't want to be, but easy to find out who has been leaving messages for you when you want to. Here again, the protocol and adoption spans both editions to allow users to pick their favorite applications and still enjoy a consistent integration with the rest of their desktop environment.
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== Amarok 2.1.80 == == Rediscover your Music with Amarok 2.2 ==
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Amarok 2.1.80 is the first beta in the Amarok 2.2 series, which will provide many new features present in Amarok 1.4.x as well as bring polish and customization possibilities to the user interface. Amarok's 2.2.0 release has been added to 9.10. It brings back some feature previously missing in Amarok 2 and adds polish & customisation possibilities to the user interface. [[http://amarok.kde.org/de/node/699 | Check out what's new from the Amarok site]].
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== KPackageKit 0.4.2 == == Install and Update software with Package Kit ==
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== K3b 1.66.0 (alpha 2) == == K3b now KDE 4 Compliant ==
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One of the last KDE3 mainstays of previous releases, K3b has now been ported to KDE4. Kubuntu 9.10 will be shipping the KDE4 version of K3b. One of the last KDE 3 mainstays of previous releases, K3b has now been ported to KDE 4.
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== Userconfig 0.9 ==
NEED PIX
== Userconfig ==
{{attachment:userconfig1.png}}
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KUser, the application that handled this in the past, has been relegated to the CD, as it still has LDAP tools that might be useful to some. KUser, the application that handled this in the recent past, has been relegated to the DVD, as it still has LDAP tools that might be useful to some.
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== Social from the Start ==

New social features include:
  * The KDE microblogging Plasma widget as part of the default desktop experience for all of your identi.ca and Twitter needs
  * The Google Calendar Plasma widget as part of the default desktop experience
  * The Facebook Kopete plugin so that you can chat with your Facebook contacts from the comfort of the default chat client

Also to be included on the DVD is choqoK, for a more in-depth microblogging experience.

== NetworkManager applet ==
== Network Manager applet ==
''' add image '''
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=== QtCurve 0.68.0 ===
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{{attachment:screen5-wee.png}} {{attachment:kcm-gtk2.png}}
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=== kcm-gtk 0.5.2 ===
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GTK+ widget style and fonts can now be configured from KDE.
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Kubuntu 9.10 offers further control over the look of your GNOME apps in KDE. The GTK+ Appearance System Settings module from previous releases makes a comeback, as it had been removed from distribution because it was tied to the obsolete gtk-qt-engine. We have made it standalone software so that you can configure the GTK+ widget style and fonts for your favorite GNOME apps in KDE. == Firefox Installer ==
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== OpenOffice KDE integration ==
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For fans of Firefox, installing this excellent browser will be a piece of cake in Kubuntu 9.10. We have included a simple installer for Firefox that appears where Firefox would normally appear in the "Internet" menu. While we cannot provide Firefox by default due to CD size constraints, this is the next best option.
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Written by our very own elite Kubuntu developers, OpenOffice 3.1.1 introduces KDE integration. This means that all OpenOffice applications will look at home with the default "Oxygen" KDE theme and use the KDE file dialog for opening and saving documents. == Screenshots ==
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 * Screenshots for Ubuntu RC are available here http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.php?linux_distribution_sm=Ubuntu%209.10%20RC
 * Screenshots for Kubuntu RC are available here http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.php?linux_distribution_sm=Kubuntu%209.10%20RC
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 * The Kubuntu Netbook Edition is missing the "install" icon on the desktop. You can start the installation from the menu. (Bug:402878)

 * The Kubuntu Netbook Edition image does not install under Windows (with wubi). (Bug:402850)
* Saving MS Word format documents using Open Office KDE can result in corrupted files. See [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/452518|Bug 452518]] for details.
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We want to hear what you think about the current release of Kubuntu 9.10, The Karmic Koala, Alpha 6 CD Release. We want to know if it Rocks, if it is just OK, or it is flat out wrong. No matter the feedback, as long as it is in line with the [[http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct|Ubuntu Code of Conduct]] we would like to hear it. We want to hear what you think about the current release of Kubuntu 9.10, The Karmic Koala, Release Candidate. We want to know if it Rocks, if it is just OK, or it is flat out wrong. No matter the feedback, as long as it is in line with the [[http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct|Ubuntu Code of Conduct]] we would like to hear it.
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So what are you waiting for, head on over to the [[KarmicKoala/Alpha6/Kubuntu/Feedback|Feedback Page]] and let us know! So what are you waiting for, head on over to the [[KarmicKoala/RC/Kubuntu/Feedback|Feedback Page]] and let us know!

Introduction

Karmic Koala, the next version of Kubuntu, is due to be released on October 29, 2009

The focus for 9.10 for the Kubuntu community will be refining the KDE desktop experience while at the same time reaching out to new, exciting features. The plan is to continue maintaining our excellent KDE packages while developing tools to make managing your desktop and communicating with your friends easier. Karmic is the first station on the way to a more sociable and powerful desktop seen nowhere else.

NOTE: This is the Release Candidate. Though it is a close preview of what the 9.10 will be, it is still a pre-release version. As such, it's use is NOT encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or for anyone not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent, breakage. Pre-release versions of 9.10 ARE recommended for Kubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs. Please do not use this in a production environment with data or workflows that you cannot do without.

Installing 9.10 Release Candidate

See Graphical Install for help on installing and Installation From USB Stick for help on installing Kubuntu Netbook

New or Improved In the Release Candidate

The Karmic Koala RC CD release brings with it a better integrated and more stable desktop, as well as many new features. For this latest release of Kubuntu 9.10, we are adding several interesting features to the desktop experience, building on the latest KDE. Besides these changes, there have been updates to many common applications as well as bug fixes to some of those annoyances you may or may not have run into. With every new pre-release, updates will be documented allowing you to thoroughly test your new Kubuntu test installation. Remember that all of these features are part of a pre-release version of Kubuntu, and may still have issues. We ask that any problems you come across that you file a bug, if one has yet to be filed for your problem.
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+filebug

KDE 4.3.2

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KDE has recently released 4.3 of their amazing desktop environment. There are many changes including bug fixes, new functionality, and more. Some of these changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Significant refinements of Plasma and KWin, the KDE workspace
  • Many improvements
    • Refinement of the Plasma desktop shell
    • New features all around
  • New and Improved Applications
  • Many bug fixes
  • and more...

For the Release Candidate, Kubuntu includes the second bug fix release of KDE 4.3, 4.3.2. For complete details, please consult http://kde.org/announcements/announce-4.3.2.php .

Netbook Technical Preview

Kubuntu Netbook Edition for 9.10 is the first release for this new Ubuntu variant. It is optimized for netbook systems (usually a 9 or 10 inch display) with a minimum vertical screen resolution of 576 pixels. It is built on the same KDE 4.3 base as Kubuntu, but uses a technical preview version of KDE's forthcoming Plasma Netbook to provide the basic 'desktop' environment. Kubuntu has worked with the Plasma Netbook developers to provide a basic first look at the initial, small part of KDE's vision for supporting netbooks.

Kubuntu Netbook Edition 9.10 will be useful for many, but is not for everyone. It provides an early look at the plasma shell that will enable people to interact with standard KDE applications in a way optimized for netbook systems. It is useful, functional, and reliable. It does have a few rough edges, but should be usable by many people without problems.

The complete version of the KDE netbook experience will be released with KDE 4.4 in January and as part of Kubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04). The current preview is a first effort towards this completed vision for a radically better experience on mobile, low power, net oriented systems.

Plasma Netbook has most basic functionality now and is complete for this cycle. USB Startup Disk Creator should work to copy the ISO onto a USB disk for your netbook. You can also install by burning the image to a DVD. More details on Plasma Netbook can be found on the Kubuntu Netbook page.

Social from the Start

This release has an emphasis on connecting you to your online social networks.

New social features include:

  • The KDE Microblogging Plasma widget as part of the default desktop experience for your identi.ca and Twitter fix

  • The Google Calendar Plasma widget is available for adding to your desktop

  • The Facebook Plasma widget lets you stay up to date with your friends, also available for adding to your desktop

  • The Facebook Kopete plugin so that you can chat with your Facebook contacts from the comfort of the default chat client. This is still at an experimental stage, let us know how it works on the Feedback page below.

  • KDE Image plugins let you connect to Flickr and other photo sites from Gwenview and Digikam

  • Choqok is available to install for a full microblogging setup.

  • The OpenDesktop Social Plasma widget is ready for your desktop to connect you to your free software neighbours

OpenOffice KDE Integration

openoffice-kde-wee.png

Written by our very own elite Kubuntu developers, OpenOffice 3.1.1 introduces KDE integration. This means that all OpenOffice applications will look at home with the default "Oxygen" KDE theme and use the KDE file dialog for opening and saving documents.

Ayatana Integration & Message Indicator

pidgin-plasma-notification.png

As part of the Ayatana initiative (and working with KDE upstream), KDE & Gnome desktop now share an official FD.o protocol for desktop notifications. The notification bubbles generated by KDE or Gnome applications are now compatible with both desktops.

indicator-applet.png

A new message indicator has also been added which currently has a plugins for Konversation, Quassel, Kopete, Kontact/Kmail and many non-KDE applications. No need to be distracted by IRC pings, instant message chats, or new emails when you don't want to be, but easy to find out who has been leaving messages for you when you want to. Here again, the protocol and adoption spans both editions to allow users to pick their favorite applications and still enjoy a consistent integration with the rest of their desktop environment.

Installer Bling

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Our installer has a fresh new look.

Rediscover your Music with Amarok 2.2

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Amarok's 2.2.0 release has been added to 9.10. It brings back some feature previously missing in Amarok 2 and adds polish & customisation possibilities to the user interface. Check out what's new from the Amarok site.

Install and Update software with Package Kit

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Kubuntu 9.10 will include the latest release of KPackageKit. Key features added since Kubuntu 9.04 are new notifications, sweet animations, a history feature, usability fixes and a more robust overall experience with fewer bugs.

K3b now KDE 4 Compliant

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One of the last KDE 3 mainstays of previous releases, K3b has now been ported to KDE 4.

Userconfig

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Everybody's favorite user management tool from the KDE3 days has been resurrected for Kubuntu 9.10. Userconfig offers a simple user interface as well as integration with System Settings.

KUser, the application that handled this in the recent past, has been relegated to the DVD, as it still has LDAP tools that might be useful to some.

Network Manager applet

add image The NetworkManager applet has received some loving from its creators, and offers a more robust networking experience than it did in Kubuntu 9.04.

GTK+ Integration

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QtCurve 0.68.0 brings a refinement of the Oxygen-like widget style so that your GNOME apps will look more at home in KDE.

GTK+ widget style and fonts can now be configured from KDE.

Firefox Installer

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For fans of Firefox, installing this excellent browser will be a piece of cake in Kubuntu 9.10. We have included a simple installer for Firefox that appears where Firefox would normally appear in the "Internet" menu. While we cannot provide Firefox by default due to CD size constraints, this is the next best option.

Screenshots

Known Issues

* Saving MS Word format documents using Open Office KDE can result in corrupted files. See Bug 452518 for details.

Feedback

We want to hear what you think about the current release of Kubuntu 9.10, The Karmic Koala, Release Candidate. We want to know if it Rocks, if it is just OK, or it is flat out wrong. No matter the feedback, as long as it is in line with the Ubuntu Code of Conduct we would like to hear it.

So what are you waiting for, head on over to the Feedback Page and let us know!

KarmicKoala/RC/Kubuntu (last edited 2009-10-28 17:57:31 by NathanielKSmith)