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kde 4.1 is going to

Rock and replace 3.5.*
- 2 (40%)
be still less useable than 3.5.*
- 3 (60%)
be the best DE on the scene
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 5


Author Topic: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features  (Read 2814 times)

blurymind

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well beta 2 was out a while ago,but i couldnt find it for slackware..
http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.1-beta2.php
so i guess we would have to wait for the final release,which will be on July, the end of this month! Yes,so soon!

Kde 4.1 is going to rock. I just watched this streamcast:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FYpO5lyDglQ

and i'm really digging the new features and the plasmoids (especially the file browser) ..it also seems that kwin4 took some of compiz-fusions effects ... and lets not forget that this is going to be the polished,final version that is intended to REPLACE kde's current stable- its going to have all the new features+more new features on a stable base.Let's see gnome beat that eye candy!  :P
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Re: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 06:47:12 am »

These are weird possible answers in the poll... is there such a thing as KDE 3.9?? Also, I thought KDE was always a Desktop Environmont, but it has been changed completely into an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) now? But enough about that.

I am seriously hoping the new KDE4 will be better than last time I tried it (4.0.0).. I really love KDE 3 and tried KDE 4 with much anticipation, but it was nowhere near as configurable as kde3, and lots slower. As for all the eyecandy: I might look at it once, then turn it off to save resources. That is, if it's possible to turn it all off, if that isn't possible I probably won't use 4 very long at all and stick with 3.x.

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Re: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 06:57:36 am »

KDE 3.5.9 is already released. KDE 3.5.10 is expected in Aug.

KDE 4.0-4.2 are still classed as development cycles and are still
not intended to be used as a daily Desktop.

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Re: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 12:27:02 pm »

oops...a typo..sry my bad  ;D

well,i would certainly try to get a hold of the first *stable* release...
« Last Edit: July 16, 2008, 12:30:09 pm by blurymind »
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Re: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 01:26:15 pm »

From that screencast I would really like to try KDE 4 again, just to see what it's like.  Maybe somebody will package it for VL 6.0; I imagine VL will be sticking with KDE 3.5.x for a while, but I wouldn't mind seeing how 4.x.x is coming along.
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Re: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008, 02:22:01 am »

I will continue to use fluxbox
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Re: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008, 01:19:11 pm »

well,gentlemen, tommorow is the big day.. the release of kde 4.1 is at hand

so,will there be any packages for vl or should i get it from some slaskware repository?

i wouldnt mind getting that and using it (especially now that i upgraded my ram to 1 gb :P ):
http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.0/desktop.php
http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.0/applications.php
would you?
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Re: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 04:53:23 pm »

I do loves me the eyecandies (Aero anyone?  Yes, I leave it running even when playing Crysis) but, somehow, I don't think I'll end up using it :(  Main linux box is running Light (and still manages to slow to a crawl after a few days - I think I've pushed the hardware too far and it's on the verge of dying) and this box is running VL64.

Suppose I could always look into putting KDE4 into VL64 :)

EDIT:  As an aside, I'm quite serious about this - if any experienced packagers/devs are willing to help me with details I can't sort out on my own (or provide starting points to do so) I'm quite happy to install a clean, package-making-friendly VL64 and try to get KDE 4.1 working on VL64.  I know there aren't many of us VL64 users, but those of us who are, well, I imagine most of us will be running it on high-end, or at least Core Duo spec, hardware.  I haven't donated any money (yet), I've turned to this community for help more times than I can remember, and I think it's time I gave something back.
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Re: Kde 4.1- release date July 2008, a streamcast of the features
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 08:44:06 am »

hey man, they still havent packaged it for 32bit, wait for a while  ;D
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