Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th May 2011 21:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality."
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KDE 4.7 B1 still suffers of BOTH Kwin and Plasma crashing upon shutdown. That just is no way an acceptable feature for a mainstream desktop environment. At least they seem to have fixed Kded4, which always got stuck into a infinite loop when Xorg was killed. I am yet to test whether they also fixed other Kded4 problems like ACPI Shutdown key causing a one-minute freeze of the system.

I haven't had any such issue with KDE4 for yonks. KDE 4.0 was a bit flaky, but even that wasn't as bad as the picture you seem to be trying to paint here.

As for being 'ready for the desktop' ... KDE4 is already the best desktop in the sense that it can run in the widest variety of contexts. There is already a desktop version and a netbook version, and a touch version (for tablets and mobiles) is in the works.

Apart from supporting multiple desktops, and a feature similar to Aero snap:

and desktop grouping:

KDE4 has innovative features such as activities:

which together make it the most advanced, flexible and useable desktop available today.

Edited 2011-05-27 03:11 UTC

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