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K3b 2.0.3 has been released earlier today, bringing a number of bug fixes and improvements to this burning application. This is the first incremental release since 2011, after over three years in which everything was quiet regarding the development of K3b.


K3b is a complete and powerful KDE burning application, with support for various features besides burning optical devices. For example you can rip audio and video CDs, create ISO images, create and save projects, CDDB integration, copy or erase rewritable disks.

This new release comes mostly with a big number of bug fixes and deals with several crashes, but there are also several improvements. The full changelog for this release is available here.


Install K3b 2.0.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10

There’s isn’t a PPA yet, but you can compile and install K3b from source. Follow the next steps.

Install the needed dependencies:

sudo apt-get build-dep k3b

Download the source tarball from here (direct link here), then uncompress it:

tar -xf k3b-2.0.3.tar.xz

Change the working directory to k3b-2.0.3 and then to compile and install it use:

mkdir build && cd build
cmake ..
sudo make install

Notice that the compilation process may take a long time. Currently there seems to be a version mismatch and K3b will report v2.0.2 instead of 2.0.3. The binary will be installed as /usr/local/bin/k3b.

Wayne says:

They should have renamed it K4b. KDE is up to 4.x now.

CiPi says:

The metod of “cmake ..” is not working, you must ~ mkdir build, than cd build, after:
cmake /home/user/directoryOfDownload/k3b-2.0.3
Good luck

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