Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 17:02 UTC, submitted by kejar31
KDE KDE 4.0 RC1 has been released. "The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks that the majority of the components of KDE 4.0 are now approaching release quality. While the final bits of Plasma, the brand new desktop shell and panel in KDE 4, are falling into place, the KDE community decided to publish a first release candidate for the KDE 4.0 Desktop. Release Candidate 1 is the first preview of KDE 4.0 which is suitable for general use and discovering the improvements that have taken place all over the KDE codebase. The KDE Development Platform, comprising the basis for developing KDE applications, is frozen and is now of release quality." You want see Plasma panel? You get see Plasma panel!
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screenies
by lqsh on Tue 20th Nov 2007 18:42 UTC
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2007-01-01
RE: screenies
by kejar31 on Tue 20th Nov 2007 18:59 in reply to "screenies"
kejar31 Member since:
2006-01-08

Well, looking at those screenshots, it looks as if the new Plasma panel is not in the new RC. Are these accurate or are the screenshots Thom posted of the panel included with RC1????

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RE[2]: screenies
by aseigo on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:06 in reply to "RE: screenies"
aseigo Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, plasma is off in its own universe. i blame the project maintainer, he's a complete ass.

(i'm allowed to say that: he's me)

i could explain why it's turned out this way, but it hardly matters at this point. as least you'll all get panels and desktop and widgets and Stuff(tm) in the final release and everyone should be happy about that ;)

you even get javascripted applet goodnessessess. (just trying to keep with Thom's "screw grammar" thing in this story ;)

4.1 is where we'll really get a chance to show what can be done with all of this, but it's already pretty interesting imho.

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RE: screenies
by hobgoblin on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:09 in reply to "screenies"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

looks like a bastard child of vista and osx...

i think ill stay with 3.5.8...

replacement file manager, "new" control panel...

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RE[2]: screenies
by aseigo on Tue 20th Nov 2007 22:07 in reply to "RE: screenies"
aseigo Member since:
2005-07-06

> i think ill stay with 3.5.8...

free software is great that way.. you choose!

> replacement file manager

konqueror is still there and good as ever.

> "new" control panel...

new things suck, as a rule. even when they don't suck, we think they suck. that said, the old kcontrol did actually suck. we were just used to it. and *that* said the new systemsettings also sucks, but in new ways we aren't used to yet. at least systemsettings seems to be a base upon which we can rationally improve.

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