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Sneak Preview For Coming KDE SC 4.5 249

Posted by timothy
from the one-moment-in-time dept.
omlx writes "KDE SC 4.5 is in feature freeze right now. Therefore, I decided to share some early screenshots with you. In general there are no major changes; it's all about polishing and fixing bugs. There are a lot of under-the-hood changes in libs, which as end users we cannot see. KDE SC will be released in August 2010." Note: you can also try out a beta of the release now, if you'd like.
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Sneak Preview For Coming KDE SC 4.5

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  • SC=? (Score:5, Informative)

    by fph il quozientatore (971015) on Wednesday May 26, 2010 @06:21PM (#32354276) Homepage
    In case you are wondering too, SC stands for Software Compilation [wikipedia.org]. Not a bad name (for a crappy dance remix).
  • Re:no kde here (Score:1, Informative)

    by ds_online (803466) on Wednesday May 26, 2010 @07:07PM (#32354808) Homepage Journal
    I for one Love KDE, I use it every single day for Real work. I am using KDE 4.4 right now and it is the best kde ever.
  • by sznupi (719324) on Wednesday May 26, 2010 @07:51PM (#32355322) Homepage

    Google Chrome is your example of "big software projects still not flocking to Qt"?
    It's a separate thing from KDE, and a great toolkit. Chrome was mostly ill thought out as a single platform app initially, and afterwards - perhaps the team was more used to Gtk+; or they convinced themselves that Qt makes sense "only" when it would be used across all platforms (and with huge work done already on Win version...)

    Here, a short list of apparently "not big" software projects using Qt: Autodesk Maya, Mathematica, Google Earth, Symbian, MeeGo, Opera, Skype, VLC, VirtualBox, Adobe Photoshop Album, , Last.fm Player, Scribus, Xconfig; not very exhaustive, too.

  • by QCompson (675963) on Wednesday May 26, 2010 @07:55PM (#32355390)

    Here, a short list of apparently "not big" software projects using Qt: Autodesk Maya, Mathematica, Google Earth, Symbian, MeeGo, Opera, Skype, VLC, VirtualBox, Adobe Photoshop Album, , Last.fm Player, Scribus, Xconfig; not very exhaustive, too.

    I think opera moved off of QT in its latest release. But point taken.

  • Seconded! (Score:3, Informative)

    by aussersterne (212916) on Wednesday May 26, 2010 @08:09PM (#32355542) Homepage

    The multi-display support in KDE 4.x is almost nonexistent. Needs to be fixed before I can even give KDE releases a periodic test drive.

  • by shutdown -p now (807394) on Wednesday May 26, 2010 @08:15PM (#32355618) Journal

    If KDE 4 were to have its "Windows 7 moment", it would be right about now.

    Hopefully so, because, so far, it seems that KDE4 is still at "Vista SPn" stage, rather than at "Win7" stage, so to speak.

  • Re:KDE (Score:3, Informative)

    by victorhooi (830021) on Wednesday May 26, 2010 @08:39PM (#32355904)

    heya,

    Yeah, I use KDE 4.4 under Arch Linux, and it's seriously awesome.

    Going back to Windows afterwards is just painful *sigh*. Even something as simple as split views and tabs in Dolphin is so much better. Urgh. Why can't Windows implement that =). Heck, even Putty doesn't have tabs...haha...

    Also, it's "dual".

    I have to agree with an earlier poster though, some things like dual-monitor setups on Windows are just easier - they Just Work. So features, yeah, KDE, but polish, Windows. Just my 2c.

    Cheers,
    Victor

  • Re:Seconded! (Score:4, Informative)

    by Mad Merlin (837387) on Wednesday May 26, 2010 @09:35PM (#32356568) Homepage

    No, I run dual monitors and agree with the GP. Multi-monitor support in KDE 4.x is pretty weak compared to 3.5. For example, there's no way to have a plasmoid (the one that replaces kicker in particular) span two monitors, and there's no way to have a background wallpaper span both monitors, you can only clone from one to the other (or set them separately, but that makes the slideshow feature useless). Both of those features worked beautifully in 3.5, but are nonexistent in 4.x. Before you ask, I've already filed bug [kde.org] reports [kde.org].

  • by lbbros (900904) on Thursday May 27, 2010 @03:19AM (#32358870) Homepage
    This is blatantly false. I'm one of the three KDE Community Forums administrators and we have never deleted messages just because we disagreed with them. In fact, we have even rarely locked threads. The only people that got reprimanded were the ones that violated the KDE Community Code of Conduct, which all forum members agree to uphold when they register.

    Let's not spread disinformation here.

  • by Wild Wizard (309461) on Thursday May 27, 2010 @06:43AM (#32359832) Journal

    'scuse me... on my Hardy Heron KDE desktop, right click on the clock in the panel, a dialog appears, click on the "adjust date & time" option, a window comes up asking for password and then on succesfull verification, you are in the KDE control module for date & time where you can specify an ntp server to automatically adjust time with... that's what he wants with the clock in KDE 4.x... it doesn't allow him that freedom... it's gone backwards in functionality...

    Say what?

    Slackware 13.1 w/KDE 4.4.3 here and I can do the exact same thing.

    Maybe if these anti KDE / pro GNOME distro's stopped trying to kill KDE and actually gave the users the full experience you might have something different to say about it.

    As for stability this KDE session has been running since May 12, today is the 27th, so 15 days of up time for KDE itself is pretty good.

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