KDE has released a first release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the
Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE
Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and
feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minutes
bugs and completing translations and documentation.
The 4.7 release will bring a number of exciting improvements:
KWin, Plasma's window manager now supports OpenGL-ES 2.0, improving
performance and deployability on mobile devices
Dolphin, KDE's flexible file manager has seen user interface improvements
and now sports a better user experience for searching in files' metadata.
KDM, KDE's login manager now interfaces with the Grub2 bootloader
Marble, the virtual globe now supports offline address search, especially
making its mobile version more useful on the road
To download source code or packages to install go to the 4.7 RC1 Info Page.