KDE 4.9 RC1 Released
One day after questioning whether KDE is losing its competitiveness, KDE SC 4.9 RC1 has been released.
KDE 4.9 Release Candidate 1 surfaces with many changes as outlined in the release announcement. However, in terms of anything new and exciting to talk about now, there isn't much with the API and feature freeze having passed.
- Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces -- Qt Quick is continuing to make its way into the Plasma Workspaces; the Qt Quick Plasma Components, which were introduced with 4.8, mature further. Additional integration of various KDE APIs was added through new modules. More parts of Plasma Desktop have been ported to QML. While preserving their functionality, the Qt Quick replacements of common plasmoids are visually more attractive, easier to enhance and extend and behave better on touchscreens.
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