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KDE SC 4.5 RC1- The (well) hidden features

Jun 28, 2010, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])


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"So what are these other "hidden" features referred to in the post title? – apart of course for the oxygen settings dialog. Well, they're the features that the KDE SC 4.x series have been built on, but seem to have no, or very little visibility in KDE SC 4.x. I'm talking about the semantic desktop, the social desktop and desktop activities. The release notes promise:

"A special focus of this release cycle is the stability of the software delivered with KDE SC 4.5. While there are many exciting new features, developers have spent considerable amounts of time finishing off features and polishing those that haven't come to full bloom yet.

"Desktop activities promised, in the early 4.x days, to revolutionise the workflow of KDE users. It would allow different desktops for different purposes. I understood that it would be context sensitive and task specific. It would understand what you were doing and provide you with the tools to do it. This sounded exciting. But where is this feature? How do you get it going? Unfortunately, there is not a great deal of discoverability for this feature. KDE SC 4.5 does include a new dialog for creating and changing activities, which looks a lot like the new widget dialog:"

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