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KDE Software Compilation 4.4.0 (Codename: "Caikaku") Released

Feb 10, 2010, 17:02 (2 Talkback[s])

"9th February, 2010. Today KDE announces the immediate availability of the KDE Software Compilation 4.4, "Caikaku", bringing an innovative collection of applications to Free Software users. Major new technologies have been introduced, including social networking and online collaboration features, a new netbook-oriented interface and infrastructural innovations such as the KAuth authentication framework. According to KDE's bug-tracking system, 7293 bugs have been fixed and 1433 new feature requests were implemented. The KDE community would like to thank everybody who has helped to make this release possible.

"The KDE Plasma Workspaces offer the basic functionality a user needs to start and manage applications, files and global settings. The KDE workspace developers deliver a new netbook interface, refined artwork and a better workflow to Plasma. The introduction of social and on-line service features emerge from the cooperative nature of the KDE community as a Free Software team.

"...The new tabbing feature in KWin allows the user to group windows together in a tabbed interface, making the handling of large numbers of applications easier and more efficient. Further improvements to window handling include snapping windows to a side of the screen and maximizing windows by dragging them. The KWin Team also cooperated with the Plasma developers on further improving the interaction between the workspace applications bringing smoother animations and increased performance. Finally artists can more easily develop and share themes for the windows thanks to the development of a more configurable window decorator with the ability to use scalable graphics."

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