The KDE crew has shipped the second beta release of the forthcoming KDE 4.3
desktop environment. As described in the release announcement
, "KDE 4.3 focuses on polishing and completing the user experience by providing a modern and beautiful Free working environment."
Some of the KDE 4.3 highlights include PolicyKit integration, Geolocation services support, new window animation effects, SVG-themed desktop and panel toolbox, new Plasmoids, and many other additions and improvements. Of course, there is also a fair amount of bug fixing and other maintenance work that has went on within the KDE camp too.
The final release of KDE 4.3 is expected by the end of July.