KDE 3.5.5 Info Page

KDE 3.5.5 was released on October, 11th, 2006. Read the official announcement.

This page is no longer maintained. Currently, only KDE 4.2.0 and newer are maintained. Please have a look at the KDE 4.4.0 Info Page instead.

Security Issues

Please report possible problems to

Patches for the issues mentioned below are available from unless stated otherwise.

  • kpdf contains a denial of service vulnerability in xpdf based code that can cause the client to crash via a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.5.5 are affected.
  • Konqueror contains a vulnerability that allows a malicious web site to spoof the address bar entry to a different one, possibly tricking the user into believing that they actually visited a different site. Read the detailed advisory. All versions of Konqueror as included with KDE up to including KDE 3.5.7 are affected.
  • KDM can be tricked into allowing a passwordless login for logins with password configured. Read the detailed advisory. Versions of KDM as included in KDE 3.3.0 up to including 3.5.7 are affected.


This is a list of grave bugs and common pitfalls surfacing after the release was packaged:

  • None known yet

Please check the bug database before filing any bug reports. Also check for possible updates on this page that might describe or fix your problem.


See the KDE FAQ for any specific questions you may have. Questions about Konqueror should be directed to the Konqueror FAQ.

Download and Installation

Library Requirements. KDE 3.5 requires or benefits from the given list of libraries, most of which should be already installed on your system or available from your OS CD or your vendor's website.

The complete source code for KDE 3.5.5 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.5.5 944kB 3b0aa1ee08c6ef2aefd8d2d88d1ec146
kdeaccessibility-3.5.5 8.2MB a227e65e012b83c8635f6e16c4dc3259
kdeaddons-3.5.5 1.5MB 71c0a690abf8ad0f43135fa887d0b40c
kdeadmin-3.5.5 2.0MB 4af595f5d5506521e8b29a1d92ba3409
kdeartwork-3.5.5 15MB 8d35156b506cf870eb9641f72a304c8c
kdebase-3.5.5 22MB 0c685af1cbca75f9c77b3ed231ba0468
kdebindings-3.5.5 5.1MB e0da219943407a786c2ceea1605fadd1
kdeedu-3.5.5 28MB 1659863d74a510bee412d0cb404b4542
kdegames-3.5.5 10MB 1db8e3960ffb6af0a8d683756b89efa7
kdegraphics-3.5.5 6.9MB cdbe15afc01c5da7af9557e803bbb7e6
kdelibs-3.5.5 14MB 2cba792e3b0a766431b837c8ef924117
kdemultimedia-3.5.5 5.9MB fc8f0911050c42aec0636cf3873e22ba
kdenetwork-3.5.5 8.8MB a6e642c070cbd50d4a817f6588bf8e46
kdepim-3.5.5 12MB 3f2127f74cb496899bb3f1f6f702353b
kdesdk-3.5.5 4.8MB d226bf07bf8106f37b4e9e31a7d451f0
kdetoys-3.5.5 3.0MB 2b03fd068209cf324396b75334f39aba
kdeutils-3.5.5 2.8MB a20a732284a3dcb735665e45f5be532e
kdevelop-3.3.5 7.7MB e1bb5566c79022c20d534efae386cfa2
kdewebdev-3.5.5 5.7MB d0655fd0286607f4726a82db96f00da3

The Konstruct build toolset can help you downloading and installing these tarballs.

Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.5.5 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's http or FTP mirrors.

Currently pre-compiled packages are available for:

Additional binary packages might become available in the coming weeks, as well as updates to the current packages.

Check this list to see which distributions are shipping KDE.

Developer Info

If you need help porting your application to KDE 3.x see the porting guide or subscribe to the KDE Devel Mailinglist to ask specific questions about porting your applications.

There is also info on the architecture and the programming interface of KDE 3.5.

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