KDE 4.6 released
Posted on: 01/27/2011 10:15 AM

KDE 4.6 has been released. Here the announcement:

KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major
updates to the KDE Plasma workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform. These
releases, versioned 4.6, provide many new features in each of KDE's three
product lines. Some highlights include:

Plasma Workspaces Put You in Control

The KDE Plasma Workspaces gain from a new Activities system, making it easier
to associate applications with particular activities such as work or home
tasks. Revised power management exposes new features but has a simpler
configuration interface. KWin, the Plasma workspace window manager, receives a
new scripting and the workspaces receive visual enhancements. Plasma Netbook,
optimized for mobile computing devices receives speed enhancements and becomes
easier to use via a touchscreen interface. For more details read the KDE
Plasma Workspaces 4.6 announcement.

http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.6/plasma.php

KDE's Dolphin Adds Faceted Browsing

Many of the KDE Application teams have also released new versions. Particular
highlights include improved routing capabilities in KDE’s virtual globe,
Marble, and advanced filtering and searching using file metadata in the KDE
file manager, Dolphin: Faceted Browsing. The KDE Games collection receives
many enhancements and the image viewer Gwenview and screenshot program
KSnapshot gain the ability to instantly share images to a number of popular
social networking sites. For more details read the KDE Applications 4.6
announcement.

http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.6/applications.php

Mobile Target Makes KDE Platform Lose Weight

The KDE Platform, on which the Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications are
built also gains new capabilities available to all KDE applications. The
introduction of a "mobile build target" allows for easier deployment of
applications on mobile devices. The Plasma framework gains support for writing
desktop widgets in QML, the declarative Qt language, and provides new
Javascript interfaces for interacting with data. Nepomuk, the technology
behind metadata and semantic search in KDE applications, now provides a
graphical interface to back up and restore data. UPower, UDev and UDisks can
be used instead of the deprecated HAL. Bluetooth support is improved. The
Oxygen widget and style set is improved and a new Oxygen theme for GTK
applications allows them to seamlessly merge into the Plasma workspaces and
look just like KDE applications. For more details read the KDE Platform 4.6
announcement.

http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.6/platform.php

Enjoy :-)
--
sebas



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