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KDE Version 4.7 has been released. Here the announcement:

KDE is delighted to announce its latest releases Version 4.7 providing major
updates to the KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform.
Check out the highlights below, or read the full announcement.
Plasma Workspaces Are More Portable

With extensive work on KDEâ€:tm:s compositing window manager, KWin, and new Qt
technologies such as Qt Quick, the most advanced user interface is available
in more places and on more kinds of devices.

Akonadi Positions Kontact for the Future

KDE's groupware solution, Kontact, rejoins the main KDE release cycle with all
major components ported to Akonadi, a leading personal information management
storage service. The Digikam Software Collections comes with a new major
version, 2.0.

Improved Multimedia and Semantic Capabilities

There are major improvements to Phonon and social semantic desktop components
in the KDE Platform. Enriched APIs and better stability offer significant
benefits to developers.

New, integrated Instant Messaging

The KDE-Telepathy team is proud to announce the technical preview and historic
first release of the new Instant Messaging solution for KDE...still in its
early stages. All sorts of accounts are supported, such as GTalk and Facebook
Chat. The Presence Plasma widget drops right into the panel for managing
online status. As this project is not yet mature enough to be part of the big
KDE family, it has been packaged and released separately, and has installation
instructions. Give it a try!

Stability + Features

In addition to the many new features described in the detailed release
announcements, KDE contributors have closed over 12,000 bug reports since the
last major releases of KDE software in January 2011. As a result, KDE software
is more stable than ever before.

Full announcement: http://kde.org/announcements/4.7/