KDE SC 4.5 Just Got Hit With A One-Week Delay
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 4 August 2010 at 01:11 PM EDT. 49 Comments
If you've been waiting around today for the planned release of KDE Software Compilation 4.5, you can stop waiting. No, KDE SC 4.5 wasn't released nor will it be today, but its release has been pushed back by one week. Due to the amount of changes committed after the third release candidate of the KDE 4.5 desktop, it was found best by the release team to postpone this six-month update.

"There was a number of last-minute changes introduced we didn't feel completely comfortable shipping. Also, delaying the release a bit gives us the chance to have zero-day packages available for more OSen than we'd have with only about 24h head-time for packagers, and will likely lead to better and more complete material for the press to be available and seeded early," says the kde-release-team announcement.

The KDE SC 4.5 release should now take place on the 10th of August barring any other interruptions. Version 4.5 of KDE brings a reworked notification area, the ability to use WebKit rather than the KHTML rendering engine in the Konqueror web-browser, stability enhancements, lots of bug fixes, and other new features throughout the software stack.

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