Wednesday, August 11, 2010

KDE 4.5 is coming!

KDE has just released Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.5.0. This is awesome news and since the KDE community is asking everybody to speak up and pass on the message, I wanted to add my two cents.

Note that this is not the window manager (KDE SC 4.5.0), which is still to be released.

KDE Applications 4.5.0

"10th August, 2010. The KDE team today releases a new version of the KDE Applications. Many educational titles, tools, games and graphical utilities have seen further enhancement and usability improvements. Routing backed by OpenRouteService has made its entry in Marble, the virtual globe. Konqueror, KDE's webbrowser can now be configured to use WebKit with the KWebKit component available in the Extragear repository."

KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.5.0

"10th August, 2010. KDE today releases the Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook Workspaces 4.5.0. Plasma Desktop received many usability refinements. The Notification and Job handling workflows have been streamlined. The notification area has been cleaned up visually, and its input handling across applications is now made more consistent by the extended use of the notification protocol first introduced in Plasma's previous version."

KDE Development Platform 4.5.0

"10th August, 2010. KDE today releases the KDE Development Platform 4.5.0. This release brings many performance and stability improvements. The new KSharedDataCache is optimized for fast access to resources stored on disk, such as icons. The new KDE WebKit library provides integration with network settings, password-storage and many other features found in Konqueror."

Read more about it from the OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.


  1. Como posso instalar no Kubuntu Lucid?
    Essa é uma atualização só dos programas? Então o KDE 4.5 ainda não foi lançado? Tem alguma previsão para lançamento? Me desculpe por tantas perguntas.

  2. Hi, Danilo,

    Apologies, but I don't speak Portuguese. I think I understood your question, though.

    KDE was split not long ago due to the size of the current project and the fact that certain elements don't necessarily share the same release cycles. You may find more information about this from the official KDE site, where they explain what KDE Software Compilation is about:

    Long story short, these elements are parts of the Software compilation, which as you rightly say, has not been released yet.

    Having said so, and considering KDE 4.5 includes many significant changes and that we are not that far away from October, I would recommend waiting until Cannonical releases Kubuntu 10.10, which will surely include 4.5 and certainly some fixes to some potential bugs.

    Hope that helps.

  3. Thanks for the reply.
    My main distro is Ubuntu. I'm testing Kubuntu on another HD and I like it, but it seems KDE 4.5 will be faster and as my pc is not as fast I wanted to test it, but as the next Kubuntu is coming out, I think I'll wait.
    Sorry to have written the other message in Portuguese and sorry for my English.