Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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RE: Other notable improvements
by kaiwai on Thu 27th Jan 2011 17:48 UTC in reply to "Other notable improvements"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Good to hear that HAL has finally been removed - it seems that every time I had an issue with Linux it could always be traced back to HAL. Hopefully the move away from HAL should also correspond to a decline in power usage given that there will no longer be a daemon sitting in the background constant polling for devices.

Any word on the NetworkManager/KDE integration? I remember there was some work being done on a Plasma front end but I haven't kept up on the current status of the project. Any word on its completion? I don't want to go out trying to find source code off a SVN to compile when it would be easier to use a stable package that is feature complete rather than in a state of flux.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

knetworkmanager has been function well since Kubuntu 10.04/KDE 4.5.x. I've used it for wired, wireless, mobile broadband and openvpn without any problems.

Edited 2011-01-27 18:35 UTC

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

knetworkmanager has been function well since Kubuntu 10.04/KDE 4.5.x. I've used it for wired, wireless, mobile broadband and openvpn without any problems.


But I've found that these are snapshots not actual stable releases; OpenSuSE and a few others have been shipping with it but they aren't a stable version, a 1.0 release of feature completeness and relative stability.

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