Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Nov 2008 21:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE The KDE team has released the first beta of KDE 4.2, slated for release coming January. Quite a lot of new features have been added, as well as lots of bug fixes and performance improvements. This release also makes a lot of strides to feature parity with KDE 3.x, by adding those small little features that KDE 3.x users are barely aware of, but which were missed in KDE 4.0/4.1, such as taskbar grouping, multiple rows in the taskbar, panel auto-hiding, a traditional icon desktop through 'full-screen' foderview, and so on.
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They aren't joking about it being their truly first stable release of the KDE 4 code base.

The amount of times some f'n plasma applet has hit the crapper and forced a kde4 crapout on Debian Sid far exceeds the sum total of crapouts I've seen in all of 3.5.x branch.

4.1.3 is far more stable than the 4.0.x branch. Like OS X 10.1 it wasn't ready for prime time. Here is to hoping KDE 4.2 is as stable as 10.2 at the user level.

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