KDE 4.9 RC2 SC
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The KDE project has released the second release candidate of KDE SC 4.9. The new version of the Qt-based desktop environment will eliminate many errors and bring many new features.
The second release candidate of KDE 4.9 SC is used for further testing of the environment after the APIs, dependencies and features are frozen and not subject to further changes. But according to the KDE team fixed-growing test more than one hundred errors. Automated testing and continuous integration will help to further improve the quality of KDE SC.
The most important new features in KDE SC 4.9 includes several changes which correct both errors and expand the system further. Thus, the KDE 4.8 SC introduced in Qt Quick plasma components that provide a standardized API implementation of widgets with the native plasma appearance, supplemented by additional modules. In addition, other elements of the desktop, developers have ported to QML. The team hopes that by the change that used to make plasmoids maintainable and visually attractive. In addition, the components will work better on devices with touch screens.
Furthermore, you were still maintainer of the file manager Dolphin expands the file view. Thanks to the use of metadata is also the search can be simplified. In addition, files can be renamed directly in the view window now. The activity component was integrated into the version 9.4 with more files, windows and other resources. So it should now be easier to files and windows to assign an activity and so arrange their own work areas more suitable for users. The folder view can now display files that are part of an activity and make it so, put the files into meaningful relationships.
Another focus of the next version is the correction of errors in the course of dar. The announcement of KDE 4.9 Beta1 started testing initiative is being organized by the KDE-testing team, the majority of errors are eliminated before release. Accordingly, the long list of fixed base components and applications. Most corrections kwin learned here. But also applications such as file viewer eyepiece will have the new version has an improved stability.
Joyful test, the stable version of KDE 9.4 can not be expected, but also users who want to help the project find errors find more information and download options on the 9.4-RC2 Info page . The official release of KDE 4.9 is the first August expected .