KDE Applications
Original author(s)KDE
Developer(s)KDE
Initial releaseDecember 17, 2014; 6 years ago (2014-12-17)[1]
Stable release
21.08.1[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 31 August 2021; 59 days ago (31 August 2021)
Preview release
21.08-rc Edit this on Wikidata / 30 July 2021; 2 months ago (30 July 2021)
Repository
Written inC++, QML
Operating systemLinux, FreeBSD, et al.
Type
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License
Websiteapps.kde.org
Konsole, KDE's console, and Dolphin, KDE's file manager, two of KDE's core application windows
Konsole, KDE's console, and Dolphin, KDE's file manager, two of KDE's core application windows

The KDE Gear (earlier known as the KDE Applications Bundle) is a set of applications and supporting libraries that are developed by the KDE community,[3] primarily used on Linux-based operating systems but mostly multiplatform, and released on a common release schedule.

The bundle is composed of over 100 applications. Examples of prominent applications in the bundle include the file manager Dolphin, document viewer Okular, text editor Kate, archiving tool Ark and terminal emulator Konsole.[4]

Previously the KDE Applications Bundle was part of the KDE Software Compilation.

Extragear

Software that is not part of the official KDE Applications bundle can be found in the "Extragear" section. They release on their own schedule and feature their own versioning numbers. There are many standalone applications like KTorrent, Krita or Amarok that are mostly designed to be portable between operating systems and deployable independent of a particular workspace or desktop environment. Some brands consist of multiple applications, such as Calligra Office Suite or KDE Kontact.

List of applications part of the bundle

Development

Software development

Web development

Education

See also: KDE Education Project

Science

Games

Toys

Graphics

Internet

Multimedia

Playback

Production

Office

System

Utilities

Accessibility

Discontinued

Unmaintained Applications[29]

next

Releases

See also: KDE Software Compilation § Release cycle

The KDE Applications Bundle is released every four months and has bugfix releases in each intervening month. A date-based version scheme is used, which is composed of the year and month. A third digit is used for bugfix releases.[40]

With the April 2021 release, the KDE Applications Bundle has been renamed to KDE Gear.[3]

KDE Applications Bundle release history
Version Key feature Date
Old version, no longer maintained: 14.12[1] Kate, Konsole, Gwenview, KAlgebra, Kanagram, KHangman, Kig, Parley, KApptemplate and Okteta ported to KDE Frameworks 5. 17 Dec 2014
Old version, no longer maintained: 15.04[41] Rocs, Cantor, Kompare, Kdenlive and KDE Telepathy ported to KDE Frameworks 5. 15 Apr 2015
Old version, no longer maintained: 15.08[42] Dolphin and Ark ported to KDE Frameworks 5. Technology preview of KF5-based Kontact suite. 19 Aug 2015
Old version, no longer maintained: 15.12[43] KSnapshot was replaced by Spectacle, KTuberling, Klickety and KNavalBattle have also been updated to use KDE Frameworks 5. 16 Dec 2015
Old version, no longer maintained: 16.04[44] New music education software (Minuet), KHelpCenter now part of KDE Applications, bugfixes to Kontact, Ark 20 Apr 2016
Old version, no longer maintained: 16.08[45] Kolourpaint, Cervisia, KDiskFree, The Kontact Suite, Marble 18 Aug 2016
Old version, no longer maintained: 16.12[46] Kwave; Okular, Konqueror, KGpg, KTouch and Kalzium ported to KDE Frameworks 5. 15 Dec 2016
Old version, no longer maintained: 17.04[47] 20 Apr 2017
Old version, no longer maintained: 17.08[48] 17 Aug 2017
Old version, no longer maintained: 17.12[49] 14 Dec 2017
Old version, no longer maintained: 18.04[50] 19 Apr 2018
Old version, no longer maintained: 18.08[51] 16 Aug 2018
Old version, no longer maintained: 18.12[52] 13 Dec 2018
Old version, no longer maintained: 19.04[53] 18 Apr 2019
Old version, no longer maintained: 19.08[54] 15 Aug 2019
Old version, no longer maintained: 19.12[55] 12 Dec 2019
Old version, no longer maintained: 20.04[56] 23 Apr 2020
Old version, no longer maintained: 20.08[57] 13 Aug 2020
Current stable version: 20.12[58] 10 Dec 2020
Future release: 21.04
Legend:
Old version
Older version, still maintained
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release

See also

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