Today KDE released the second release candidate for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and other polishing. Highlights of 4.9 will include:
More improvements can be found in the 4.9 Feature Plan. There are many changes, so 4.9 needs a good testing in order to maintain and improve quality and to deliver an exceptional user experience.
Testing in Progress
As with earlier 4.9 releases, testing continues for the release candidate RC2.
The KDE Testing Team is collaborating directly with the developers of several KDE projects. There is also more work going on in collaboration with the KDE sysadmins to facilitate automatic testing for all KDE projects. Continuous integration is already used by several core components of KDE.
To join the KDE Testing Team, please come to the #kde-quality channel on irc.freenode.net or join the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org.
KDE 4.9 Release Candidate 2
The KDE Software Compilation, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE's software can be obtained in source and various binary formats from download.kde.org or from any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today's release.