The first beta version of the new and shiny KDE 4.3 has been released. The list of new features and improvements is long and impressive as ever. There is a new tree view mode in System Settings, many cool new features, the desktop search becomes more visible to the user, and yet more polishing in user interfaces all over the place make using KDE more fun. Interesting infrastructural bits are the integration of geolocation services into Plasma and Marble, a couple of nice improvements for KAlarm, the notification icon for your calendar. Apropos, the calendar in the clock now shows you holidays. More work down there in the panel brings the option to have the panel cover windows, to accurately align your panel using the new spacer. While KDE 4.3 already looks nice and stable, the KDE team wants to shake out as many bugs as possible before KDE 4.3.0 will be released in late July.
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KDE 4.3 Beta 1 Signals Beginning of Bug Hunting Season