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KDE 4.4 Beta: Incremental Doesn't Mean Directionless

Dec 10, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"True, the release includes new applications and improvements to existing applications on the KDE desktop. But it also features improvements to general desktop functionality and the evolution of several technologies and directions introduced earlier in the KDE 4 series of releases. In other words, it is ambitious, with far more innovations than than the average incremental release.

"As I write, binary packages for KDE 4.4 are still finding their way into distributions. According to the release page, packages are available for Gentoo and openSUSE 11.0 and higher.

"However, you can also upgrade to the upcoming Ubuntu Lucid Lynx release, and from Debian's Experimental repository. These sources provide a mostly complete preview of the new version of the KDE desktop, although in some cases you will find that new applications are not included"

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