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    Phoronix: KDE 4.3.0 Desktop Released

    It's arriving a week later than scheduled, but KDE 4.3 is now available. KDE 4.3 contains many improvements for Plasma, enhanced KWin effects, Dolphin effects, many application improvements, and much more. An extensive overview of the changes for KDE 4.3 can be found at KDE.org within their release announcement...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzQzMA

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    It's amazing! Air rocks and ability to customize each desktop independently is very neat.

    It's pretty much perfect now, but still can't wait for 4.4 after seeing it's feature list (which is already massive)

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    • #3
      Finally!

      Kde 4.3 just rocks! It still of course has some minor issues, but it's reaching a stable and feature-rich status.

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      • #4
        Personally I do not like the new minimize/maximize/close buttons. Those are way to sharp and IMHO not go nicely with the theme. Old ones from 4.2 were/are softer and were perfect. New tabs in oxygen also look strange, maybe I'm just used to the old look on this one. Still though the mentioned buttons look just wrong and I just cannot get over it, actually it may be the reason for me to change from oxygen style to something different.

        Other then that all improvements seem nice.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by val-gaav View Post
          Personally I do not like the new minimize/maximize/close buttons. Those are way to sharp and IMHO not go nicely with the theme. Old ones from 4.2 were/are softer and were perfect. New tabs in oxygen also look strange, maybe I'm just used to the old look on this one. Still though the mentioned buttons look just wrong and I just cannot get over it, actually it may be the reason for me to change from oxygen style to something different.

          Other then that all improvements seem nice.
          I like bespin it looks pretty nice IMO especially with this http://kde-look.org/content/show.php...?content=98059

          http://img11.imageshack.us/ifs/2406/.../snapshotd.png

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          • #6
            Originally posted by val-gaav View Post
            Personally I do not like the new minimize/maximize/close buttons. Those are way to sharp and IMHO not go nicely with the theme. Old ones from 4.2 were/are softer and were perfect. New tabs in oxygen also look strange, maybe I'm just used to the old look on this one. Still though the mentioned buttons look just wrong and I just cannot get over it, actually it may be the reason for me to change from oxygen style to something different.

            Other then that all improvements seem nice.
            I highly suggest to use Air style.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
              I highly suggest to use Air style.
              Isn't Air just a plasma theme though ? My concerns are about normal applications not plasmoids.

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              • #8
                Yay! My overlay is finally out of limbo! (the kde-testing overlay has been looking for 4.3.0 tarballs since 4.3 was tagged, even though all the mirrors had 4.3.98)

                4.3 really shaped up to a solid release. Kudos all around!

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                • #9
                  Can't wait for this...thank goodness. If KDE4 continues to improve then I can dump KDE 3.5 once and for all

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                  • #10
                    Does it play nice with GTK+ apps?

                    I ran a fairly recent build if KDE a month or two ago and when I ran Inkscape I couldn't see the colors in any of the sliders.

                    I saw that the bug was known.

                    Wondering if this is fixed.

                    No idea whose fault it is? KDE, Qt, GTK+, Inkscape?

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                    • #11
                      The funny thing is Gstreamer is the default Phonon backend. At least in Arch. However, it's very easy to switch to Xine.

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                      • #12
                        Aweesome release. Looks sexy, works great - a real joy to use. I can only thank all the contributors that have worked hard to make it possible.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by blindfrog View Post
                          It's pretty much perfect now, but still can't wait for 4.4 after seeing it's feature list (which is already massive)
                          Do you have a link for that?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by izual View Post
                            Do you have a link for that?
                            http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.4_Feature_Plan

                            This page gets updated regularly, so this list is by no means complete.

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                            • #15
                              lol that link is down at the moment, too many users on the connection :P must be slashdotted looking forward to trying this new release the versions of kde4.x i've tried appeared to just be lacking applications/features needed to make the whole thing useful

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