Obtaining Krusader

The latest information about Krusader can be found on the Krusader website .

Krusader Downloads

It is recommended to use the Krusader package that is provided by your distribution. Distrowatch.com is a great resource to check the availability. If your distribution does not offer Krusader, please contact the creators of your distribution and ask them to provide a Krusader package

The latest version, as well as the older versions, can be found on the Krusader download page (current version) and on the Sourceforge mirrors (outdated versions). It contains the source tarballs, RPM and DEB packages to whatever distro the Krusader-Krew is using and packages build by Krusader users and third parties.

Distributions who provide Krusader:

Use the installation tools included in your distro to install the Krusader package. You might need an internet connection if Krusader is not included on the CD or DVD. There are probably other distributions which include Krusader. If you know of one, please send feedback so that we can include it on the distrolist.


  • Slackware® txz binaries can usually be found ion the Slackware package repositories.

  • There is a Mac® OS-X port.

Search engines

  • You can also find packages on Linux® software archives such as freshmeat.net.

  • If you can not find a package for your distribution, we recommend searching for it with rpmfind, rpmpbone or rpmseek.

If you enjoy using Krusader, we would appreciate it if you went to one of these sites and rated it.

If you still can not find a package, follow the installation procedure on how to compile Krusader from source. This very thorough HowTo describes the process in such detail that even newcomers should not have any problems.

Version Scheme

A new version scheme has been used since Krusader-1.60.0

  • First digit - the major version

  • Second digit(s) - percentage of features completed for this major version

  • Third digit(s) - bugfixes.

In essence, releasing Krusader-1.60.0 means that we believe that Krusader is about 60% done with all the features we had scheduled for the 1.x.x series. Series up to 2.4.x are KDE 4.x releases. 2.5.x series are the releases for KDE Frameworks5. Hopefully, it is easy to understand.

Stable Version



Krusader is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This means that THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, even when it is marked as a stable release.

Development Version (beta release)


Before every stable release we release at least one development version in order to hunt down the bugs.


These releases are beta releases and will probably contain some bugs.


If you are using a development or Git version, it is possible that the latest new features are not yet in the "The Krusader Handbook". Please read the Changelog file online or in the Krusader sources to find out more about the new features. For a brief description, please read the NEWS file online or in the Krusader sources. User feedback and Bug reports are always welcome!

The beta release has 3 goals:

  • Apply a feature-freeze until the stable is released, only bugs will be fixed. New features have to wait until the stable is released.

  • Obtain feedback from Krusader users so that we can fix the bugs.

  • Give translators time to update the translations for the coming stable release.


Git is used for our sourcecode repository. It is also possible to Browse the Git Repository.

To check out the latest development Krusader 2.x for KDE Frameworks5 from Git:

$ git clone git://anongit.kde.org/krusader

Older Releases

If you are looking for older releases we recommend the Sourceforge mirrors, available from our project page.