Tom Chance discusses the developments happening in KDE 4 on Newsforge. He looks at the Appeal group which brings artists and usability experts together with developers at the earliest stages of development, the context linking platform Tenor and the ideas coming together for the KDE 4 desktop Plasma. He also looks at RuDI, a library which would help ISVs integrate with KDE. "All of these innovations, if completed, will make KDE an even better desktop environment. When next year's aKademy rolls around, it will be interesting to see what kind of progress has been made."