Posts Tagged ‘kde 4.2’

KDE 4.2 applications review

February 3, 2009

Alexander Dymo posted a detailed review of the application included in the new KDE 4.2 .
The post covers

  • Dolphin
  • Konqueror
  • Konsole
  • KMail
  • Akregator
  • KGet
  • Gwenview and Okula

KDE 4.2 released

January 28, 2009

January 27, 2009.
The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of “The Answer”, (a.k.a KDE 4.2.0), readying the Free Desktop for end users. KDE 4.2 builds on the technology introduced with KDE 4.0 in January 2008. After the release of KDE 4.1, which was aimed at casual users, the KDE Community is now confident we have a compelling offering for the majority of end users.

There is a great detailed and lengthy introduction of the new features of the new release of KDE 4. It also contains a lot of beautiful screenshots.

KDE 4.2 screenshot

KDE 4.2 screenshot

KDE 4.2 on lenny

December 23, 2008

Good news for those wanting to test KDE 4.2. Finally, we have decided to do a little experiment and provide snapshot packages of current KDE trunk (future KDE 4.2). provides a repository for this KDE 4.2 snapshot packages.

These snapshot packages are unsupported. If you have a problem with your system after (partially) installing the packages, you will most likely have to solve the problem by yourself.

More information and the repository URL can be found ony

I installed the packages, which was a little hairy, but not too complicated. Im rather happy with the outcome. Nice bleeding edge desktop effects, new features, … Downside: some plasma crashes (not that bad, it starts itselfs after some seconds).

So if you are an experienced debian user and you like to try the upcoming KDE 4.2. Try it.

I also blogged about a KDE 4.2 visual guide.

Update 14th February 2009: The kde 4.2 debian packages are now available in experimental. The additional repository isn’t necessary anymore.

Visual guide to KDE 4.2

December 22, 2008

A lot has happened in trunk since the release of KDE 4.1 in July. With 4.2 final just a little over one month away, now is the perfect time to look back and see if we have achieved our goals. I would like to try and start something here by writing an overview of what has happened in KWin over these past six months, if the developers of all the other KDE sub-teams also write one for their own projects we can have a nice little series produced.

I just insert some videos about nice new features. You can read the rest and watch more videos on Lucas Murray’s blog entry.

Source: Lucas Murray