Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 22:51 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "The developers behind the KDE desktop environment have released the first beta of version 4.5. Although the major focus during this development cycle is stability, the release also brings some nice new features and user interface improvements."
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Great work in kwin
by diegocg on Fri 28th May 2010 23:24 UTC
diegocg
Member since:
2005-07-08

We are seeing a lot of interesting work in kwin recently - the "tab interface", now the tiling mode...it's nice to see KDE adopt functionality from "alternative" window managers.

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RE: Great work in kwin
by ple_mono on Sat 29th May 2010 13:39 in reply to "Great work in kwin"
ple_mono Member since:
2005-07-26

It surely is!! I've written several rants already about the lack of window tiling in modern window managers, and i'm very pleased there's a major DE implementing such features.
I haven't had the pleasure of trying it out yet though, still waiting for kubuntu packages to appear [hint hint, kubuntu developers].

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RE[2]: Great work in kwin
by Elv13 on Sun 30th May 2010 20:02 in reply to "RE: Great work in kwin"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Well, it is quite basic for now, only 2 layout are supported, so it is not very useful yet, but I hope all classic layouts will be supported soon, titlebar disabling and settings per vitural destops or activities will be supported.

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Absolutly.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 29th May 2010 23:43 in reply to "Great work in kwin"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

This was one of the great things I saw with the kde 4 rewrite: extreme flexibility. Its really a playground right now where testing out new styles ( or ones from other wm) of interfaces isn't that difficult.

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