Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Aug 2013 22:46 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE The KDE Software Compilation 4.11 has been released.

Gearing up for long term maintenance, Plasma Workspaces delivers further improvements to basic functionality with a smoother taskbar, smarter battery widget and improved sound mixer. The introduction of KScreen brings intelligent multi-monitor handling to the Workspaces, and large scale performance improvements combined with small usability tweaks make for an overall nicer experience.

This release marks massive improvements in the KDE PIM stack, giving much better performance and many new features. Kate improves the productivity of Python and Javascript developers with new plugins, Dolphin became faster and the educational applications bring various new features.

This release of KDE Platform 4.11 continues to focus on stability. New features are being implemented for our future KDE Frameworks 5.0 release, but for the stable release we managed to squeeze in optimizations for our Nepomuk framework.

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by _txf_ on Fri 16th Aug 2013 21:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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I find that the icons looks tacky and are inconsistent (shape, form lighting)
What is inconsistent in the lighting? they're all lit from the top. The Shapes all follow the same design language, most of them you'd find almost exactly the same on any OS.

You don't like them, that's fine, but I think your reasons are a little superficial.

The file manager is complete mess panels here there and everywhere with a sort of window within a window effect because of plastering panels and bars on all sides of the file/folder view thingy.

Dolphin can be as simple or complex as you want it. None of the panels are required. I think even the defaults are quite sensible, No different from Nautilus.

but compared to apple (which I don't own - i'm no fanboi), or windows certain things about linux desktops are just not right

Why would using OSX (I assume that is what you mean by Apple) make you a fanboy?

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