The KDE Community is proud to announce the 4.10 releases of KDE Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. This release combines the latest technologies along with many improvements to bring users the premier collection of Free Software for home and professional use. Special thanks to the KDE Quality Team for managing a comprehensive testing program for this release. Their work greatly assisted developers and played a key role in maintaining quality and stability. The highlights of the release are presented below. The full announcement has more details and delightful screenshots.
Qt Quick boosts Plasma Workspaces
The Qt Quick framework has been deployed in many Plasma Workspace components. In general, consistency, stability and ease of use have been improved considerably. There are improvements and new features across many of the elements that make up Plasma Workspaces. The 4.10 release of Plasma Workspaces announcement has more information.
Additions and enhancements in KDE Applications
Kate, Konsole, Kopete and KDE PIM applications have received substantial improvements. Picmi is a new single player logic puzzle game, and changes have been made in many KDE games to deliver smoother gameplay. KTouch (the typing tutor) has undergone a transformation and offers a superior better learning experience. Marble has a new space orbiter visualization, along with many other nifty additions and improvements. The announcement for KDE Applications has more information.
Development Platform - New and Improved with Qt Quick
The expanded use of Qt Quick provides substantial benefits for developers. Many components have been updated to use Qt Quick exclusively in their user interfaces. Work continues on the creation of a comprehensive SDK for Plasma. The announcement for the KDE Development Platform has more information.
Spread the Word
Non-technical contributors are an important part of KDE's success. While mega proprietary software companies have huge advertising budgets for new software releases, KDE depends on people talking with other people. Even for those who are not software developers, there are many ways to support the 4.10 releases. Report bugs. Encourage others to join the KDE Community. Or Join The Game.
Please spread the word on the Social Web. Submit stories to news sites, use channels like delicious, digg, reddit, twitter, identi.ca. Upload screenshots of your new set-up to services like Facebook, Flickr, ipernity and Picasa, and post them to appropriate groups. Create screencasts and upload them to YouTube, Blip.tv, and Vimeo. Please tag posts and uploaded materials with "KDE". This makes them easy to find, and gives the KDE Promo Team a way to analyze coverage for the 4.10 releases.
Follow what is happening on the social web at the KDE live feed, buzz.kde.org. This site aggregates real-time activity from identi.ca, twitter, youtube, flickr, picasaweb, blogs and other social networking sites.