Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Aug 2013 22:46 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE The KDE Software Compilation 4.11 has been released.

Gearing up for long term maintenance, Plasma Workspaces delivers further improvements to basic functionality with a smoother taskbar, smarter battery widget and improved sound mixer. The introduction of KScreen brings intelligent multi-monitor handling to the Workspaces, and large scale performance improvements combined with small usability tweaks make for an overall nicer experience.

This release marks massive improvements in the KDE PIM stack, giving much better performance and many new features. Kate improves the productivity of Python and Javascript developers with new plugins, Dolphin became faster and the educational applications bring various new features.

This release of KDE Platform 4.11 continues to focus on stability. New features are being implemented for our future KDE Frameworks 5.0 release, but for the stable release we managed to squeeze in optimizations for our Nepomuk framework.

That name.

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by acobar on Thu 15th Aug 2013 23:57 UTC
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Running it on top of openSUSE 12.3. By far, my favorite DE.

It feels a bit faster, uses less memory for what I tested, the task-manager applications bug (leaving empty spaces on it or not listing applications, very rare) seems to be gone. The new multi-monitor setting is really good (with KScreen you just drag to rearrange the relative positions).

Hold on if you like Amarok, it is not ready yet. I prefer Clementine.

Can not tell anything about Nepomuk as it is the first thing I disable whenever I install KDE. At least on openSUSE, there is no trace of Akonadi or Nepomuki running once you disable "Desktop Search", what is goood (well, I actually stopped to test if they were there just collecting dust around kde 4.6 series so I can not say for sure what were their state on 4.8.x and 4.10.x but I think that one or other was there running as a daemon, even if doing nothing).

Going to check how Kate progressed with Python but it was already quite good on my opinion.

Overall, I am very satisfied and pleased with all that is happening on KDE side of fence.

Edited 2013-08-15 23:58 UTC

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