JUL
11
2011

KDE Ships Second 4.7 Release Candidate

Today, KDE has released a second release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases.

Comments

"To download source code or packages to install go to the 4.7 RC2 Info Page." (from http://kde.org/announcements/announce-4.7-rc2.php)

The link "4.7 RC2 Info Page", pointing to http://kde.org/info/4.6.95.php, doesn't work.


By Carl Symons at Mon, 2011/07/11 - 4:40pm

for us that, for different reasons, run Multi-Screen-Setup (seperate X-Servers) this release brings us one step closer to be usable: Kwin will now start nicely on all screens. I hope that this will be the last bug before I can return to KDE


By Anonymous at Wed, 2011/07/13 - 4:56am

I've been plugging in a 2nd display (VGA) to my 4.6 laptop for many months now without issue.
Integrated Intel video.


By Anonymous at Wed, 2011/07/13 - 6:34pm

There is at least 3 ways to plug in display on linux. There is Xrander, multi-headed X with or without Xinerama. Everey one of them has some problems.

Xrander:
Only support 1 graphic card

multi-headed X with Xinerama
Full screesn program do not behave nicly due to the desktop expands more screens.

multi-headed X without Xinerama.
KDE 4 programs dont start on the appropriated screen. Some problem with keyboard input (eks tabbing)

Since I have 2 cards to power my 4 screen (3 monitors + tv) I cannot use Xrander. Since I also like games, like warzone and widelands, I cannot use multi-headed X with Xinerama. Witch leave my with multi-headed X without Xinerama. witch used to work nicly with kde 3.5 but dont work nicly with kde 4. A lot of problem as been solve (in plasma in kde 4.5.3, in kwin in 4.7 (patch bagported to kde 4.6-serie in debian).

So that leaves me stranded unto either the kde community get those last problem solved or switch to wayland. Or I get smarter and learn another way of setting up X with kde


By Anonymous at Thu, 2011/07/14 - 7:43am

But KDE itself is not.
KSplash is totally ugly when using Multihead instead of Multiscreen (which the majority will use).
So I think I will have to disable KSplash on 4.7 :(


By Anonymous at Fri, 2011/07/15 - 2:19pm

http://kde.org/info/4.6.95.php this page doesn't work. It's already pointed out by another user. Kindly check


By Anonymous at Sat, 2011/07/16 - 5:58pm

Announcing and not working seems the new dogma for KDE. I am running openIndiana with gnome on a laptop. After all these years with KDE, I think I will switch to gnome now.
Development of KDE is running in a complete wrong direction for me, too much (mostly not working) bling bling, too less stable apps (PIM still a nightmare) for daily working and too complicate for newbies and essential tasks, like adding Google's calendar and addressbook f.e. Changing just the look is departed in so many kcm modules, that I get confused.


By Anonymous at Mon, 2011/07/18 - 5:39pm