"KDE 4.6 will be slightly more ambitious than the last
couple of releases. Judging from the recently-announced first beta,
it will include the usual behind-the-scene enhancements, and
additions of interest to developers. But it will also include some
concrete improvements to the desktop, especially with the changes
to the Dolphin file manager and the so-called re-introduction of
"You can download the source code for the beta from the usual
mirrors. However, the beta, officially numbered 4.5.80, has already
been packaged by many distributions, including Kubuntu (Ubuntu's
KDE distro), openSUSE, and Fedora.
"The Kubuntu packages were prone to crashes when I tested, but
that will probably change by the time you try them. By contrast,
the live image for Rawhide, Fedora's development repository, was
slow to load but stable."