The KDE Community has announced the release of version 4.10 of Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. The 4.10 release contains incremental improvements to a large number of applications, and offers several new technologies. Several components of Plasma Workspaces have been ported to the Qt Quick/QML framework, and stability and usability have been improved. There’s also an imnproved print manager and Color Management support. KDE Applications gained feature enhancements to Kate, KMail and Konsole. This release also makes it easier to contribute to KDE with a Plasma SDK, the ability to write Plasma widgets and widget collections in QML, changes in the libKDEGames library, and new scripting capabilities in KWin. Time to update my laptop!
KDE Software Compilation 4.10 released
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2013-02-08 10:11 amorfanum
Absolutely – the way that the people behind KDE seem to have a very rational way forward on a number of operational levels has piqued my interest in installing and using Linux again. The whole approach just seems holistic and intelligent.
Perhaps others with better technical knowledge will (and are able) to disagree but that’s the distinct impression in this part of Joe Hobbyist Land.
I just hate KDE4 and Gnome3. They can polish them as much as they like, but I still think it’s a turd of a desktop environment (both of them).
2013-02-06 9:29 pmNo it isnt
Use something else, then. No one is actually interested in your opinion, btw.
Looking forward for openSUSE 12.3 to try it before I migrate from KDE 4.8.5 which is a very nice release.
Reading the KDE mailing list and bugtrack it seems that all bugs I care most and cornered cases were ironed out.
An old wish, however, did not make it on this release, a request to make nepomuk fine grained, in the sense that you could pick exactly what you would like to be indexed and also to display a start-do-close execution profile instead of the obligatory server/daemon. I will keep dreaming, though.
Congratulations to all KDE developers for what looks to be a wonderful release.
See you very soon! (openSUSE team, it is up to you now) 😉
Have been using the different RC for a month or so, being rock solid and snappy so far.
I really like the default theme changes they made in this release. I always noticed a usability problem with the previous Air theme. The old Air theme had a color for the panels that was too bright for the matching white icons they were providing. If you compare the default screenshot of 4.9 to 4.10, you will notice the improvement.
2013-02-07 3:39 amsiride
Guess I’ll be sticking with QtCurve. I’ve never found Oxygen to be an attractive theme. Too much space in the wrong places, too little in others, and lines are *not* evil. Sometimes it’s nice to see things separated out a little bit.
2013-02-07 9:58 am_cynic_
+1 for QtCurve
The new style for Qt5 looks even better:
Installed 4.10 on openSUSE 12.2. Not only did it update all of KDE but it changed the theme on my desktop and panel so it looks more like openSUSE 12.3. Maybe that’s just for the packages for openSUSE.
So far it looks good!
2013-02-06 11:03 pmdarkcoder
OpenSUSE includes their own “green” theme, so may not look like the picture from kde.org
Here is a brief review/look at the new KDE 4.10
In somewhat-related news, the Calligra Office Suite for KDE4 has also just released a new version, version 2.6.
This version includes a new Calligra app called Calligra Author, which is a writing and editing tool specifically for e-book creation.
Edited 2013-02-07 06:32 UTC
2013-02-07 10:19 amcdude
Good read. Thanks.
2013-02-07 11:37 amJRepin
And here is one review of KDE SC 4.10: http://www.muktware.com/5194/kde-410-review-time-switch-kde
Sorry, the article was already linked in the post above.
Removed duplicate link.
Edited 2013-02-08 10:01 UTC
Worth the try, definitively.