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KDE 4.1 Release Schedule

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    Erisan

    KDE 4.1 Release Schedule
    KDE 4.0 Release Event Keynote
    Release Event - Speech links
    Release Schedule bits and Planned Features for KDE 4.1

    January - KDE 4.0.1
    February - KDE 4.0.2
    March - KDE 4.0.3
    April - KDE 4.0.4
    May - KDE 4.0.5
    June - KDE 4.0.6
    July - KDE 4.1.0
    August - KDE 4.1.1
    etc...

    • Mac Port
    • Windows Port
    • OpenSolaris Port
    • Plasma with widgets on canvas, makes things like layouting much easier, and generally integrating widgets into plasmoids
    • Webkit in plasma
    • Apple dashboard widgets support in Plasma
    • Decibel VOIP and real-time communication framework
    • Dragon Player multimedia player
    • More polished kopete
    • KDevelop and KDevplatform
    • KDE-PIM, based on Akonadi
    • GetHotNewStuff2 / DXS
    • Plasmagik plasma packages and add-on creator
    • Lots of smaller features

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    Yeah, I wont be trying KDE until 4.1 at least.

    I believe the Windows port is just the libraries for supporting KDE applications on Windows, while the Mac OS X and OpenSolaris port are the full-environment?

    I think you can get a full KDE experience on Windows but you have to deal with the Win32 Xserver/Cygwin mumbo jumbo.

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    DigitalDud

    Well that's nice considering 4.0 was basically released unfinished.

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    DCMonkey

    creditcard wrote:
    
    DigitalDud wrote:
    Well that's nice considering 4.0 was basically released unfinished.


    Reminds me of another similar project.

    I guess 2008 is the year of the service pack.


    Sounds like another similar project if they had called it release worthy in 2003. Wink

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    Erisan

    Ars Technica reviews KDE 4.0

    "As Seigo noted on Twitter last week, there were over 2,000 commits to the KDE source code between when KDE 4.0 was tagged and the day it was actually released. That's a tremendous amount of code churn, and much of that is probably bug fixes."

    "I encourage those of you who are testing KDE 4.0 to help out by submitting bug reports."

    "KDE Four Live" CD
    Kubuntu 7.10 KDE 4.0 Remaster
    Building Qt4/KDE4 from source

    It's really buggy and lacks of some basic functionality. KDE developers are working hard, so I'm confident that 4.1 will be really nice release.

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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    Erisan wrote:
    

    Ars Technica reviews KDE 4.0

    "As Seigo noted on Twitter last week, there were over 2,000 commits to the KDE source code between when KDE 4.0 was tagged and the day it was actually released. That's a tremendous amount of code churn, and much of that is probably bug fixes."

    "I encourage those of you who are testing KDE 4.0 to help out by submitting bug reports."

    "KDE Four Live" CD
    Kubuntu 7.10 KDE 4.0 Remaster

    It's really buggy and lacks of some basic functionality. KDE developers are working hard, so I'm confident that 4.1 will be really nice release.



    couldn't they just have left it in beta status until it was more ready? I think this choice gave nothing but bad impressions.

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    Erisan

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    
    couldn't they just have left it in beta status until it was more ready?

    There has been some explanations in Planet KDE (blogs).

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    DigitalDud

    The excuse was basically like, they wanted to create momentum or something at the expense of their users.  Basically Zune 1.0 except with the risk of losing critical data.

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    Erisan

    DigitalDud wrote:
    The excuse was basically like, they wanted to create momentum or something at the expense of their users.

    Distributions knows the situation of KDE 4.0 so it's up to them does they use KDE 3.5.x or KDE 4.0 as a default desktop. Many distributions has packaged KDE 4.0 so users has a option to install KDE 4.0 from repositories if they want to even if it's not used as a default.

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