KDE 4.10 Release Candidate 3 released
Posted on: 01/19/2013 10:21 PM
The third release candidate of KDE 4.10 has been released
KDE 4.10 Release Candidate 3 released
Yesterday KDE released the third release candidate for its renewed Workspaces,
Applications, and Development Platform.
Highlights of 4.10 include:
* *Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces* -- Qt Quick is continuing to make its way
into the Plasma Workspaces. Plasma Quick, KDE's extensions on top of QtQuick
allow deeper integration with the system and more powerful apps and Plasma
components. Plasma Containments can now be written in QtQuick. Various
Plasma widgets have been rewritten in QtQuick, notably the system tray,
pager, notifications, lock & logout, weather and weather station, comic
strip and calculator plasmoids.
* *New Screen Locker* -- A new screen locking mechanism based on QtQuick
brings more flexibility and security to Plasma Desktop.
* *Animated Wallpapers* -- Thanks to a new QtQuick-based wallpaper engine,
animated wallpapers are now much easier to create.
* *Improved Zooming in Okular* -- A technique called tiled rendering, which
internally splits up the document in parts and only renders visible parts
allows Okular to zoom in much more while reducing memory consumption. Okular
Active, the touch-friendly version of the powerful document reader is now
part of KDE SC.
* *Faster indexing* -- A new indexer allows the Nepomuk semantic engine
faster indexing of files. The new Tags kioslave allows users to browse their
files by tags in any KDE-powered application.
* *Color Correction* -- Gwenview, KDE's smart image viewer and Plasma's
window manager now support color correction and can be adjusted to the color
profile of different monitors, allowing for more natural representation of
photos and graphics.
* *Notifications* -- Plasma's notifications are now rendered using QtQuick,
notifications themselves, especially concerning power management have been
* *New Print Manager* -- Setup of printers and monitoring jobs was improved
thanks to a new implementation of the Print Manager.
* *Kate*, KDE's Advanced Text Editor received multiple improvements
user feedback. It is now extensible using Python plugins.
* *KTouch* -- KDE's touch-typing learning utility has been rewritten and
features a cleaner, more elegant user interface.
* *libkdegames improvements* -- Many parts of libkdegames have been
porting instructions for 3rd party developers are available.
* *KSudoku* now allows printing puzzles.
* *KJumpingCube* has seen a large number of improvements making the game
More improvements can be found in the 4.10 Feature Plan. As with any large
number of changes, we need to give 4.10 a good testing in order to maintain
and improve the quality and user experience when users install the update.
KDE is running an extra detailed testing program throughout the 4.10 beta
and RC releases. To participate, get the latest KDE 4.10. Instructions for
installing the latest test release can be found here.
Some areas of KDE deserve extra testing attention this time around. We have
checklists for testing in general, and recommendations for special attention
on the wiki.
The KDE testing program is a way for everyone to contribute to the
ongoing quality of KDE software. You can make a difference by carefully
testing the programs that are part of the KDE 4.10 beta and assist
developers by identifying legitimate bugs. This means higher quality
software, more features and happier users and developers.
The Testing Program is structured so that any KDE user can give back to KDE,
regardless of their skill level. If you want to be part of this quality
improvement program, please contact the Team on the IRC channel #kde-quality
on freenode.net. The Team Leaders want to know ahead of time who is involved
in order to coordinate all of the testing activities. They are also
committed to having this project be fun and rewarding. After checking in,
you can install the RC through your distribution package manager. The KDE
Community wiki has instructions. This page will be updated as RC packages
for other distributions become available. With the RC installed, you can
proceed with testing. Please contact the Team on IRC #kde-quality if you
need help getting started.