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It's Time To Test Out KDE 4.13

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Published on 12 March 2014 09:39 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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With the KDE 4.13 software compilation expected to ship in mid April, there's a call out for testing of the current KDE 4.13 packages to ensure it will be a great release.

Jos Poortvliet of the openSUSE camp has issued a call for testing of KDE 4.13 on dot.kde.org. Among the areas where they're seeking the community help in testing is for KDE search with Baloo replacing Nepomuk, 4.13 improvements to Kontact, Okular, Kate, Umbrello, and other updated packages.

KDE 4.13 Beta 1 was announced last week while this week already they're planning on the second beta. A third beta should come next week, a release candidate at the end of March, and then hopefully the final release on the 16th of April. Of course, this 4.13 release won't be nearly as exciting as all the happenings taking place right now with KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma Next that will materialize for more users during the summer.

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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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