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Features Being Developed For KDE 4.11 Desktop

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Published on 15 May 2013 06:22 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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With one week to go until the soft feature freeze for KDE 4.11, there's a better idea for the features that are likely to come to the next major release of the KDE Plasma desktop.

Over on techbase.kde.org is the KDE 4.11 feature plan. Some of the noteworthy features being tackled this KDE development cycle include:

- A KIO-Slave For MTP

- The KWin will hopefully fix full-screen state handling, a partial port to using XCB, along with other window management tasks. KWin 4.11 will also hopefully compile in C++11 mode.

- In part thanks to the Phoronix Test Suite, a KDE game mode (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=306448) is sought after. "KWin should go into a benchmark mode when the PTS is run. It should be possible to ship a window specific rule to block compositing for the games of PTS."

- More porting to QML is taking place.

- A WebP image format plug-in for KDE's Kolourpaint.

- Support for the Ogg Opus audio format for editing and playback within the Juk multimedia program.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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