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KDE Delivers 4.8 Release Candidate

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Published on 22 December 2011 10:44 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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Just in time for some holiday testing, the KDE SC 4.8 Release Candidate is now available.

The final release of KDE 4.8 is about one month away, but now the release candidate is available to ensure it shapes up to be a solid release.

Among the features of KDE Software Compilation 4.8 is support for Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces, quite visible improvements to the Dolphin file-manager, KSecretService is now available as a shared password storage pool, and there's many performance improvements. Lots of bug fixes (measured in hundreds) can also be found in KDE 4.8. But what's not found in KDE 4.8 is any Wayland love.

Details on the KDE 4.8 Release Candidate 1 can be found in the KDE.org announcement.

There's also the 4.8 feature plan for more information about the exciting changes to find in this six-month desktop environment update.

Coming between now and the 25 January release of KDE SC 4.8 final is a second release candidate that's expected the first week of January.

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