Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 15:45 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE The KDE Community has announced the release of version 4.10 of Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. The 4.10 release contains incremental improvements to a large number of applications, and offers several new technologies. Several components of Plasma Workspaces have been ported to the Qt Quick/QML framework, and stability and usability have been improved. There's also an imnproved print manager and Color Management support. KDE Applications gained feature enhancements to Kate, KMail and Konsole. This release also makes it easier to contribute to KDE with a Plasma SDK, the ability to write Plasma widgets and widget collections in QML, changes in the libKDEGames library, and new scripting capabilities in KWin. Time to update my laptop!
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by Hiev on Wed 6th Feb 2013 16:25 UTC
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Worth the try, definitively.

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RE: ...
by orfanum on Fri 8th Feb 2013 10:11 UTC in reply to "..."
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Absolutely - the way that the people behind KDE seem to have a very rational way forward on a number of operational levels has piqued my interest in installing and using Linux again. The whole approach just seems holistic and intelligent.

Perhaps others with better technical knowledge will (and are able) to disagree but that's the distinct impression in this part of Joe Hobbyist Land.

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v Not for me
by rom508 on Wed 6th Feb 2013 21:12 UTC
RE: Not for me
by No it isnt on Wed 6th Feb 2013 21:29 UTC in reply to "Not for me"
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Use something else, then. No one is actually interested in your opinion, btw.

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Looks nice!
by acobar on Wed 6th Feb 2013 21:49 UTC
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Looking forward for openSUSE 12.3 to try it before I migrate from KDE 4.8.5 which is a very nice release.

Reading the KDE mailing list and bugtrack it seems that all bugs I care most and cornered cases were ironed out.

An old wish, however, did not make it on this release, a request to make nepomuk fine grained, in the sense that you could pick exactly what you would like to be indexed and also to display a start-do-close execution profile instead of the obligatory server/daemon. I will keep dreaming, though.

Congratulations to all KDE developers for what looks to be a wonderful release.

See you very soon! (openSUSE team, it is up to you now) ;-)

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A nice release
by darkcoder on Wed 6th Feb 2013 23:01 UTC
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Have been using the different RC for a month or so, being rock solid and snappy so far.

I really like the default theme changes they made in this release. I always noticed a usability problem with the previous Air theme. The old Air theme had a color for the panels that was too bright for the matching white icons they were providing. If you compare the default screenshot of 4.9 to 4.10, you will notice the improvement.

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RE: A nice release
by siride on Thu 7th Feb 2013 03:39 UTC in reply to "A nice release"
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Guess I'll be sticking with QtCurve. I've never found Oxygen to be an attractive theme. Too much space in the wrong places, too little in others, and lines are *not* evil. Sometimes it's nice to see things separated out a little bit.

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RE[2]: A nice release
by _cynic_ on Thu 7th Feb 2013 09:58 UTC in reply to "RE: A nice release"
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+1 for QtCurve

The new style for Qt5 looks even better:

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Installed it this morning
by pilotgi on Wed 6th Feb 2013 23:02 UTC
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Installed 4.10 on openSUSE 12.2. Not only did it update all of KDE but it changed the theme on my desktop and panel so it looks more like openSUSE 12.3. Maybe that's just for the packages for openSUSE.

So far it looks good!

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RE: Installed it this morning
by darkcoder on Wed 6th Feb 2013 23:03 UTC in reply to "Installed it this morning"
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OpenSUSE includes their own "green" theme, so may not look like the picture from

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Tangentially related
by lemur2 on Thu 7th Feb 2013 06:28 UTC
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Here is a brief review/look at the new KDE 4.10

In somewhat-related news, the Calligra Office Suite for KDE4 has also just released a new version, version 2.6.

This version includes a new Calligra app called Calligra Author, which is a writing and editing tool specifically for e-book creation.

Edited 2013-02-07 06:32 UTC

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RE: Tangentially related
by cdude on Thu 7th Feb 2013 10:19 UTC in reply to "Tangentially related"
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Good read. Thanks.

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RE: Tangentially related
by JRepin on Thu 7th Feb 2013 11:37 UTC in reply to "Tangentially related"
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And here is one review of KDE SC 4.10:

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KDE 4.10 Review: Time To Switch To KDE
by lemur2 on Fri 8th Feb 2013 09:58 UTC
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Sorry, the article was already linked in the post above.

Removed duplicate link.

Edited 2013-02-08 10:01 UTC

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