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Performance Optimizations For KDE's KWin 4.6

While some developers and other KDE contributors are busy voicing their opinions over merging the KDE libraries into the upstream Qt, which would lead to either KDE 5.0 or KDE 6.0 depending upon how it's implemented and if it's actually carried out, KDE Software Compilation 4.6 is still on the way and should officially arrive by the end of January. Martin Graesslin, who works on much of the KWin compositing manager and previously said KDE SC 4.7 may support OpenGL 3.x for compositing, has written about some of the KWin changes for KDE 4.6.

1 November 2010 - Nothing Major - 15 Comments
KDE's Plasma To Be Reworked, Use More OpenGL

While we already know that by the time KDE Software Compilation 4.7 rolls around it may optionally support OpenGL 3.0 within the KWin compositing manager, but with time KDE's Plasma may begin using more OpenGL too. Aaron Seigo has written a lengthy blog post about what he hopes to achieve with Plasma and its library going a few releases out into the future. This includes a rather extensive rework of Plasma and its drawing, which would include the use of more OpenGL to allow for greater hardware acceleration.

14 October 2010 - libplasma2 - 65 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.5.2 Is Here

It's that time of the month for another update to the KDE Software Compilation. The October point release to KDE SC 4.5 brings a variety of bug-fixes to KWin, Dolphin, and KSharedDataCache, among other KDE packages.

5 October 2010 - Monthly Update - 47 Comments
Open-Source GPU Drivers Causing Headaches In KDE 4.5

Martin Gräßlin, the KDE developer known for working on KWin and working on advanced features like OpenGL 3.x compositing in KDE 4.7, has written a new blog post in which he details some of the driver issues currently being experienced by some users of the recently released KDE 4.5 desktop.

4 September 2010 - Due To Bugs - 173 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.5 Released

Following a brief delay, KDE Software Compilation 4.5 was released this morning. This semi-annual update to the KDE desktop and related packages brings new releases of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, KDE WebKit support within the Konqueror web-browser, usabiliy refinements to Plasma for providing an improved user experience, and a plethora of other improvements and bug fixes.

10 August 2010 - New KDE Desktop - 101 Comments
KDE SC 4.5 Just Got Hit With A One-Week Delay

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.

4 August 2010 - Bugs - 49 Comments
The 2011 Desktop Summit Is Announced For Berlin

Back in 2009 there was the Desktop Summit that placed GUADEC and Akademy, the annual development conferences for the GNOME and KDE desktops, respectively, in the same location at the same time. While there was not a 2010 Desktop Summit for more open collaboration between these two major free software projects, there will be a 2011 Desktop Summit and it's taking place in Berlin.

31 July 2010 - Good Pick Of Berlin - Add A Comment
KDE Software Compilation 4.5 RC2 Is Out

Version 4.5 of the KDE SC (Software Compilation) is just weeks away from being formally released as the six-month refresh to this multi-platform, open-source desktop stack. KDE SC 4.5 brings a lot of new features and improvements to the table, but if you're too impatient to wait around or want to see that this release comes together nicely, the second release candidate is now available for testing.

8 July 2010 - New KDE Desktop - 13 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.4.5 Released

While KDE SC 4.5.0 is just around the corner, KDE SC 4.4.5 has just been released as the final point release in the KDE SC 4.4 series that was introduced some six months back. Version 4.4.5 of the KDE Software Compilation -- like other KDE point releases -- just focuses upon delivering translation updates and bug-fixes.

30 June 2010 - KDE 4.5 Though Is Coming - Add A Comment
KDE SC 4.5 Enters Beta

In preparations for an early August release of KDE Software Compilation 4.5, the KDE development community has issued the first beta of this desktop environment.

26 May 2010 - KDE 4.5 Desktop - 7 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.4.3 Arrives

There's still a few months left before KDE Software Compilation 4.5 will be released, but for the interim there are the usual monthly point releases of the current stable branch. As such, with the start of a new month, KDE Software Compilation 4.4.3 was released this morning.

5 May 2010 - New KDE Desktop - 10 Comments
KDE SC 4.4.2 Released w/ Fixes

The software compilation of KDE 4.4 was released in early February and it will be the latest and greatest version of the KDE Desktop until KDE 4.5 is released in about four more months. While KDE SC 4.4 brought a lot to the table, there's still some bugs and other items continued to be squashed on a monthly basis via new point releases. The second point release for KDE SC 4.4 that brings maintenance updates is now available.

30 March 2010 - Various Fixes - 25 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.4.1 Released

It's been just shy of a month since the release of KDE SC 4.4, but today the 4.4.1 point release for the KDE Software Compilation has been made available. The major highlights for KDE 4.4.1 SC include KMail performance fixes, fixes to Plasma and other desktop widgets, and Konsole fixes.

2 March 2010 - New KDE Release - 14 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.4 Released

Following an unplanned release candidate, the final version of KDE 4.4 Software Compilation has been released. KDE 4.4 delivers on improvements to Plasma, the various KDE applications, the KDE 4.4 platform, and many other areas. The release announcement for the software compilation of KDE 4.4 can be found at KDE.org.

9 February 2010 - New KDE 4.4 - 121 Comments
KDE SC 4.4 Gets Its Final Release Candidate

While KDE SC 4.4 RC2 should have been the last release candidate for the KDE 4.4 Software Compilation, a third and final release candidate has been offered. The KDE SC 4.4 release managers deemed another RC necessary after bugs (and fixes) continued to flow in following the RC2 release.

1 February 2010 - KDE 4.4 Due Next Week - 20 Comments
KDE SC 4.4 Release Imminent, RC2 Released

Version 4.4 of the KDE Software Compilation is due out in two weeks and sticking with its release schedule, the final development build has now been put out. KDE Software Compilation 4.4 Release Candidate 2 is this final build and it brings various fixes and enhancements since KDE SC 4.4 RC1 earlier this month.

25 January 2010 - KDE 4.4 - 27 Comments
KDE 4.4 Release Candidate 1 Released

There's only a few weeks left until KDE 4.4 will be released, but being released this morning is the first release candidate of the KDE 4.4 Software Compilation. KDE 4.4 is set to deliver new applications, improvements to the Plasma desktop, Nepomuk search advancements, and many other improvements. However, now it's time to test out all of this code before it goes gold, though there still a second KDE 4.4 SC RC2 release planned for later this month.

8 January 2010 - KDE 4.4 Software Compilation - 43 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.4 Beta 2 Released

In just a bit over a month should be the release of KDE 4.4, or more properly known now as KDE Software Compilation 4.4. A month and a half ago was the first beta release, but now KDE Software Compilation 4.4 Beta 2 is ready and has been released to the public this morning.

21 December 2009 - New Beta - 50 Comments
KDE Puts Out Software Compilation 4.4 Beta 1

The KDE development community this morning has announced the release of KDE Software Compilation 4.4 Beta 1. This previously would have been known just as K Desktop Environment 4.4 Beta 1, but the rebranding took place. Anyhow, the 4.4 release of KDE carries many Nepomuk search improvements, further polishing to the Plasma desktop, various new applications (for blogging and scientific purposes), the KDE development platform brings the KAuth authorization framework, and there are many other improvements to a horde of KDE packages.

4 December 2009 - Test, Test, Test - 49 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 Released

Last month the KDE development community announced their plans to reposition the KDE brand. With what was previously just called "KDE" to mean the entire desktop and its packages, that is to now be called the "KDE Software Compilation" and KDE is no longer to mean the K Desktop Environment. There was also some other changes such as the workspaces now needing to be called the KDE Plasma Desktop or KDE Plasma Netbook, but that's besides the point of this article. What has been released today is KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 (what would have just been called "KDE 4.3.4" a month ago).

1 December 2009 - The Rebranded... - 75 Comments
New Features For KDE 4.4 Desktop

KDE 4.4 is scheduled to be released in early February of 2010 as the six-month feature update to KDE4 and now its feature plan has surfaced. KDE 4.4 is poised to pickup a number of exciting new features along with various bug-fixes and other updates. Below is a list of some of the KDE 4.4 features that caught our attention.

3 November 2009 - KDE 4.3.3 Also Out - 14 Comments
KDE 4.3.2 Makes It Out With Some Enhancements

Continuing with the monthly point-release updates until KDE 4.4 is released next January, KDE 4.3.2 packages are now available for download. KDE 4.3.2 brings many crasher fixes, further stabilization work to KWin's window compositing effects, and KMail improvements.

6 October 2009 - Monthly Update - 21 Comments
KDE 4.3.1 Bug-Fix Release Now Available

One month after the release of KDE 4.3.0, the KDE community has now announced the first monthly point release, KDE 4.3.1. The KDE 4.3.1 release adds language support for Croatian, crash fixes, fixes for transferring files over SSH when using part of the KDE KIO API, bug-fixes for KWin, and a large number of bug-fixes in KMail.

1 September 2009 - Adds Croatian Language - Add A Comment
KDE 4.3.0 Desktop Released

It's arriving a week later than scheduled, but KDE 4.3 is now available. KDE 4.3 contains many improvements for Plasma, enhanced KWin effects, Dolphin effects, many application improvements, and much more.

4 August 2009 - It's Now Arrived - 39 Comments
KDE 4.3 Release Candidate 3 Is Out

KDE 4.3 will be released in a week or two, but as a last minute testing version, a third release candidate has made its way out of the K-camp. KDE 4.3 RC3 contains bug fixes, including a notable one that should improve the performance of Plasma. In general, KDE 4.3 integrates several new technologies (i.e. PolicyKit and Geolocation services), new KWin window animation effects, various bug fixes, and many changes to improve the KDE Linux desktop.

22 July 2009 - KDE 4.3 Soon To Be Out - 4 Comments
KDE 4.3.0 RC2 Brings Fewer Changes

Just a week after the release of the KDE 4.3 release candidate, a second release candidate has emerged from the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. KDE 4.3 Release Candidate 2 incorporates fewer changes than earlier development releases, as development winds down for the final release of KDE 4.3.0 later this month.

9 July 2009 - Nearing Final - 14 Comments
KDE 4.3.0 Release Candidate Goes Wild

With KDE 4.3 being scheduled for release later this month, Sebastian Kügler on the behalf of the KDE developers around the world has announced the KDE 4.3.0 release candidate. KDE 4.3 RC1 further polishes and completes the K Desktop Environment 4 with the integration of many new Linux desktop technologies, new KWin effects, improvements across the board, and many bug fixes in KDE4 packages.

1 July 2009 - KDE 4.3 RC Is Out There - 29 Comments
KDE 4.3 Beta 2 Released, More K Improvements

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."

10 June 2009 - New KDE Desktop - 32 Comments
KDE 4.3 Beta 1 Released, Many Improvements

The KDE project has announced the release of KDE 4.3 Beta 1. This first beta in the KDE 4.3 series, which is expected to be officially released by late July, brings numerous enhancements to this popular desktop environment.

13 May 2009 - KDE 4.3 Gets Closer - 27 Comments

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