Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 11:38 UTC
X11, Window Managers In 2002, both KDE and GNOME released their last major revisions; KDE released KDE 3.0 on 3rd April, while GNOME followed shortly after with GNOME 2.0 on 27th June. For the Linux desktop, therefore, 2002 was an important year. Since then, we have continiously been fed point releases which added bits of functionaility and speed improvements, but no major revision has yet seen the light of day. What's going on?
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KDE 4 development
by dark child on Thu 21st Dec 2006 12:24 UTC
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I don't think KDE development has slowed down at all. I actually think the pace of development has increased over the last few months. If you take a look at the weekly KDE commit digest thats usually available on a Monday morning at http://dot.kde.org , you will notice a lot of work going on and quite a lot of that development work is for KDE 4.

The kdelibs 4 are more or less complete so many people are working to port their apps to KDE 4. Some of those frameworks the author says have not emerged are still being worked on, or are already complete. There is a lot of work going on building new apps, removing old ones and updating others. All this makes me positive that there will be a KDE 4.x release sometime in 2007.

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