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Features Baking For KDE 4.11

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Published on 12 June 2013 10:13 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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The KDE 4.11 Beta is due out anytime now and so with that here's a look at some of the features you can expect from this major KDE4 update.

An announcement was volleyed that KDE 4.11 Beta 1 is due soon and that it's time to start listing the features for the next release. Here's some of what's known:

- The KWin window manager will bring an experimental Wayland back-end! In conjunction with the Weston compositor it's possible to start running a KDE Plasma desktop on Wayland.

- Nepomuk speed improvements.

- This is the last major KDE4 feature release where improvements will come to KDE4 Workspaces. Future work will be done on the KDE 5.0 version.

- KWin has KScreen integration along with numerous other alterations. KWin can also be built as C++11.

- Various changes to the Kate text editor.

- Kolourpaint supports the WebP image format.

- Juk has Ogg Opus audio support.

- Various other features and the state of other features have been detailed on the KDE Techbase.

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