Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 22:27 UTC, submitted by linuxbeta
KDE "Stephan Binner, a well-known KDE and openSUSE developer, has released a set of live CDs featuring the latest development snapshot of KDE 4 (screenshots). Unlike the SLAX-based live CD called KLAX, which he used to develop in order to demonstrate new KDE releases, his 'KDE Four Live' images are based on openSUSE. After a large, uncompressed live DVD released earlier in the week, a set of smaller live CDs (compressed with Squashfs) is now also available for download. Don't expect trouble-free computing with these early KDE 4 snapshots, but as demonstration tools designed to give KDE users an early taste of things to come, they aren't too bad. The first alpha build of KDE 4 is scheduled for release early next week."
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For a better idea of what KDE 4.0 will look like
by BryanFeeney on Tue 24th Apr 2007 14:39 UTC in reply to "Icons Look Odd"
BryanFeeney
Member since:
2005-07-06

See this screenshot of the Dolphin, the new default file-manager: http://arstechnica.com/news.media/dolphin4_oxygen-1.jpg

from the review of the same at Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070405-afirst-look-at-dolphi...


I'm no fan of the icons either. They're low contrast, and have no borders, making them quite fuzzy and difficult to distinguish from one another. The colour-palette is also quite limited, people forget that colour can be used to help distinguish icons (e.g. the home icon might be mainly red, next to green movement icons and blue+white view icons, making it easy to pick it out from a quick glance)

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

And no emblems, GNOME have had emblems for years and sadly looks like KDE4 won't have them.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

No reason to think KDE 4.0 won't have them, Strigi is already in and Nepomuk is coming soon, so the whole infrastructure is there already. It'll be very easy to add it.

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