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