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 ThomasFuhringer on Mon 19th Aug 2013 07:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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I would say the main design issue with KDE is padding - too much of it, and usually also too much of it in Qt apps in general. It is because Qt by default uses too much padding and developers would need to reduce it. But in most cases they do not realise it.
All this wasted space makes apps look somewhat comicy and unprofessional. Granted, childish icons add their part in many cases...

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