JAN
25
2012

Release 4.8: Features, Stability, Performance

The latest set of KDE releases has been announced. It includes major updates to Plasma Workspaces, Applications, and the Development Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, as well as improved stability and performance. Check out the highlights below and read the full announcement.


Dolphin gets a new display engine (click for larger)
JAN
4
2012

KDE Makes Second 4.8 Release Candidate Available

Today KDE released the second release candidate for its renewed Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality. Please give this release another good round of testing to help us release a rock-solid 4.8 later this month.

Some 4.8 highlights are:

DEC
22
2011

KDE Makes First 4.8 Release Candidate Available, Adds Secret Service

Today KDE released the first 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 further polishing. Compared to Beta2, RC1 contains hundreds of fixes. Please give this release another good round of testing to help us release a rock-solid 4.8 in January.

Highlights of 4.8 include:

DEC
14
2011

Plasma Active Two Released

Plasma Active Two has been released. In just two months, the Plasma Active development team has made significant improvements over Plasma Active One. The release announcement has more information, including a video and sites for downloading and installation instructions.

DEC
7
2011

Stable Update 4.7.4 and Testing Release 4.8 Beta2 Available

Today, KDE makes available two new releases of its Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. 4.7.4 provides bugfix updates, new translations and performance improvments on top of the stable 4.7 series, while 4.8 Beta2 gives a glimpse at what is coming in 4.8, to be released next month.

NOV
24
2011

KDE Makes 4.8 Beta1 Available for Testing

Today KDE released the first beta for its renewed Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality. Highlights of 4.8 include, among other things:

NOV
2
2011

KDE's November Updates Improve Nepomuk Stability

Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform.

OCT
9
2011

Plasma Active One released!

Today marks a major milestone for KDE Plasma Workspaces. Plasma Active One has been released, primarily for tablet computers. It is the latest expression of the Plasma concept, following Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook. In the KDE tradition, Plasma Active One is designed for the best User Experience—for people on the move and engaged in many activities.

OCT
5
2011

KDE's October Updates Improve Kontact Performance

Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.7 series. 4.7.2 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.7 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.7.0 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

SEP
16
2011

KDE e.V. Report for Second Quarter 2011

KDE e.V., the non-profit organization that supports the KDE community in legal and financial matters, has published its report for the second quarter of 2011 (pdf). The report introduces the KDE e.V. administrative staff, and has information about the various contributor sprints and events that KDE members attended in the second quarter of 2011.

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