Versie 4.7 van de KDE Software Compilation is verschenen. Deze populaire desktopomgeving, die bestaat uit de onderdelen Development Platform, Plasma Workspaces en Applications, wordt primair voor Linux, FreeBSD en Solaris ontwikkeld, maar er bestaan ook versies voor Windows en Mac OS X, al zijn die iets minder ver in hun ontwikkeling. De KDE Software Compilation wordt met een standaarddesktop geleverd, inclusief een groot aantal applicaties, waaronder een personal information manager, programma's voor multimedia en netwerkbeheer, en spelletjes. De belangrijkste veranderingen die in versie 4.7 zijn doorgevoerd staan hieronder.
Plasma Workspaces Become More Portable Thanks to KWin
The KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.7 The Plasma Workspaces gain from extensive work to KDE’s compositing window manager, KWin, and from the leveraging of new Qt technologies such as Qt Quick. For full details, read the Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook 4.7 release announcement.
Updated KDE Applications Bring Many Exciting Features
The KDE Applications 4.7 Many KDE applications are updated. In particular, KDE's groupware solution, Kontact, rejoins the main KDE release cycle with all major components ported to Akonadi. The Digikam Software Collection, KDE's feature-rich photo management tools comes with a major new version. For full details, read the KDE Applications 4.7 release announcement.
Improved Multimedia, Instant Messaging and Semantic Capabilities in the KDE Platform
The KDE Development Platform 4.7.0 A wide range of KDE and third party software will be able to take advantage of extensive work in Phonon and major improvements to the semantic desktop components, with enriched APIs and improved stability. The new KDE Telepathy framework offers integration of instant messaging directly into workspaces and applications. Performance and stability improvements in nearly all components lead to a smoother user experience and a reduced footprint of applications using the KDE Platform 4.7. For full details, read the KDE Platform 4.7 release announcement.
New Instant Messaging integrated directly into desktop
The KDE-Telepathy team is proud to announce the technical preview and historic first release of the new IM solution for KDE. Even though it's still in its early stages, you can already set up all sorts of accounts, including GTalk and Facebook Chat and use them in your everyday life. The chat interface lets you choose among many appearances with its support of Adium themes. You can also put the Presence Plasma widget right into your panel to manage your online status. As this project is not yet mature enough to be part of the big KDE family, it is packaged and released separately, alongside the other major parts of KDE. The source code for KDE-Telepathy 0.1.0 is available on download.kde.org. Installation instructions are available on community.kde.org.
Stability As Well As Features
In addition to the many new features described in the release announcements, KDE contributors have closed over 12,000 bug reports (including over 2,000 unique bugs in the software released today) since the last major releases of KDE software. As a result, our software is more stable than ever before.