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KDE Puts Out 4.12 Beta 2 Applications, Platform

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Published on 14 November 2013 02:27 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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In readying KDE 4.12 for release next month, the second beta of the KDE 4.12 applications and platform packages are now available for early adopters and those testing this leading desktop environment.

It was just last week that the first KDE 4.12 beta was made, but already the developers are pushing out the second beta. With being under a dependency, API, and feature freeze, there isn't much new stuff to talk about today. KDE 4.12 features a GPG back-end to KWalletD, Python and Scilab back-ends for Cantor, matrix support in KAlgebra, many KDE PIM improvements, KNetWalk has been ported to QML, and other platform work.

Details on today's KDE 4.12 Beta 2 update can be found over at dot.kde.org.

Next up will be the KDE SC 4.12 Beta 3 release next week, the release candidate on 27 November, and the final release on 18 December.

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