"Following two beta versions, the KDE project development team
has announced the arrival of a first release candidate (RC1) for
version 4.6 of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC), a development
preview of the next major release of this popular Linux and Unix
desktop manager. Aimed at early adopters and testers that would
like an early look at what's coming in the next major release of
KDE, the RC1 release focuses on fixing bugs, as well as completing
translations and artwork.
"KDE SC 4.6 RC1, code named "Chanukkah", features the latest
updates for the Plasma workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE
Platform. The developers note that they have not included the
latest version of KDE PIM, which contains the Kontact personal
information manager and the new KMail2 which is based on the
Akonadi framework for storing data, due to an open issue related to
migrating large sets of data from the traditional client."