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 Verenkeitin on Fri 16th Aug 2013 15:53 UTC
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Every KDE post here and on Slashdot has a few standard comments.

"What ever they are doing now, I will never forgive them for 4.0. The horror. The horror."

"It uses cpu and memory. Its too slow on my early 2000 netbook."

"How dare they put in that semantic desktop thing. I won't say why I hate it, but I do. Linux desktops should never implement anything that wasn't in Windows 95."

"It is ugly. Why can't it look like Gnome2? Linux desktop must forever look like Windows 95."

The last one is particularly interesting since KDE (at least in Kubuntu) is, by default, configured to look ugly and gray. Just like Gnome2, LXDE and Windows95. It takes literally entire minutes to make it look nice.

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