The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes – in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We’ve already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let’s take a look at the most important new features anyway.
The Plasma desktop shell comes with a new default theme called Air, which looks a lot less heavy than the previous Oxygen theme. Plasma has also been improved performance-wise, and it takes up less memory. The folder view widget now has a feature which allows you to drill down into folders without having to open Dolphin.
The SystemSettings tool can now employ the tree view again (KDE 3 people, rejoice!), and it also has been improved performance-wise. Dolphin received some love as well, such as small previews of files within a folder, and its configuration panel has been improved.
This is just a selection. KDE 4.3 comes packed with changes and improvements, so have a look around the release announcement to see if there’s anything of your fancy. Distributions will pick this new release up soon enough.