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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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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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