Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Jun 2011 18:01 UTC, submitted by Debjit
KDE "KDE has released a release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases." Focuses of this release are Kwin support for OpenGL-ES 2.0 (oooh purty!), an interface refresh for Dolphin, and loads of other stuff.
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Nice, but...
by Savior on Mon 27th Jun 2011 07:28 UTC
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what about doing something that actually benefits the user? Such as
- making a mobile broadband wizard. KDE requires you to fill all the cryptic parameters by hand, while in Gnome you just select your provider from a list and you're ready to go...
- fix the (disconnected) IMAP feature in Kmail. Mails keep disappear after download and reappear sometime later, which is pretty annoying
- fix issues that seriously hinder productivity and make KDE users look stupid, like the "copy from Kmail adds xml tags to text" bug, immediately, and not months later in the next big release.

I've always liked KDE more than Gnome, but problems like this can really ruin the experience.

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