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*Quicker start<br>
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*Stability improvements<br>
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= KDE Development Platform =
*Usability enhancements<br>
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* Nepomuk is now able to search on non-mounted media
*A slew of new features, many of which are the results of the late Google Summer of Code.
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* Nepomuk: New Virtuoso backend, much faster, more scalable
*Bug fixes<br>
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* Nepomuk: KIO slave for querying Nepomuk resources
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* libksane (scanner library): basic scanner support for Windows
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* improved exiv2 support in libkexiv2
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* Add Odd/Even page selection and server-side page selection when using CUPS
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    Move KDE integration of QtWebKit into kdelibs (but not KPart!)
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* Thumbnail previews for Comicbook format
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* KAuth: Authorization framework, harnesses PolicyKit, used in
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** Font installer
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** System Activity
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== Plasma Workspace and basic widgets ==
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* Storage devices can now automatically be mounted
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* Networkmanager frontend (knetworkmanager)
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** Experimental network-manager plasma widget
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* Bookmark runner now also supports Firefox' bookmarks
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* Improved layout for the battery widget's popup
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* OpenGL accelerated popup animation
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* Support for Plasma widgets in the system tray
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* System tray items can now be automatically shown or hidden
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* Workflow and layout improvements in the device manager widget
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* Improved KMix OSD
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* Add new calendar systems: Indian Civil (Saka), Pure Julian, Pure Gregorian.
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== Other widgets and addons ==
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== Window & Compositing Manager ==
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* New: Window maximizing and tiling by snapping to the screen-edges ("Aero Snap")
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* Native window tabs: Arbitrary windows can be grouped in tabs
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* Window Management Plugin for KRunner
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* Subtle animations in the window decoration, and other options to customize the window behavior
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* Alt+Tab window switching improvements
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* Improvements in present windows, flip switch, logout effect
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= KDE Applications =
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* KStars: Observation plan manager
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* KAlgebra
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** support for lists
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** better MathML presentation support, lambda expressions, jump detections
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** new 2d parametric function plotting
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* New Edu app: Cantor
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* New Edu app: Rocs
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* New game: Granatier
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* New game: Palapeli
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== Network ==
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* Kopete: Create avatars from a webcam
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* KRDC:
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** Telepathy Tubes support,
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** full screen switching
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* KGet:
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** better support for verification of downloaded files
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** Broken downloads can be repaired
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** Support for adding mirrors, moving and renaming files while downloading
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** Assistant to create metalinks
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= PIM / Groupware =
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* New: KAddressbook rewrite for Akonadi
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* KMail:
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** Archiving of emails
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** Improved recipient picker
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** searching by tag
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** Clickable HTML statusbar
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** Collapsible recipient fields
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** Error messages are now passive, less disturbant to workflow
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** Templating improvements
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== Utils ==
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* Okteta Hex Editor:
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** Improved selecting mechanism
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** Base64 encoding
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** Split views
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** Storing of bookmarks

Revision as of 17:50, 1 December 2009

Contents

KDE Development Platform

  • Nepomuk is now able to search on non-mounted media
  • Nepomuk: New Virtuoso backend, much faster, more scalable
  • Nepomuk: KIO slave for querying Nepomuk resources
  • libksane (scanner library): basic scanner support for Windows
  • improved exiv2 support in libkexiv2
  • Add Odd/Even page selection and server-side page selection when using CUPS
   Move KDE integration of QtWebKit into kdelibs (but not KPart!)
  • Thumbnail previews for Comicbook format
  • KAuth: Authorization framework, harnesses PolicyKit, used in
    • Font installer
    • System Activity



Plasma Workspace and basic widgets

  • Storage devices can now automatically be mounted
  • Networkmanager frontend (knetworkmanager)
    • Experimental network-manager plasma widget
  • Bookmark runner now also supports Firefox' bookmarks
  • Improved layout for the battery widget's popup
  • OpenGL accelerated popup animation
  • Support for Plasma widgets in the system tray
  • System tray items can now be automatically shown or hidden
  • Workflow and layout improvements in the device manager widget
  • Improved KMix OSD
  • Add new calendar systems: Indian Civil (Saka), Pure Julian, Pure Gregorian.

Other widgets and addons

Window & Compositing Manager

  • New: Window maximizing and tiling by snapping to the screen-edges ("Aero Snap")
  • Native window tabs: Arbitrary windows can be grouped in tabs
  • Window Management Plugin for KRunner
  • Subtle animations in the window decoration, and other options to customize the window behavior
  • Alt+Tab window switching improvements
  • Improvements in present windows, flip switch, logout effect


KDE Applications

  • KStars: Observation plan manager
  • KAlgebra
    • support for lists
    • better MathML presentation support, lambda expressions, jump detections
    • new 2d parametric function plotting
  • New Edu app: Cantor
  • New Edu app: Rocs
  • New game: Granatier
  • New game: Palapeli

Network

  • Kopete: Create avatars from a webcam
  • KRDC:
    • Telepathy Tubes support,
    • full screen switching
  • KGet:
    • better support for verification of downloaded files
    • Broken downloads can be repaired
    • Support for adding mirrors, moving and renaming files while downloading
    • Assistant to create metalinks

PIM / Groupware

  • New: KAddressbook rewrite for Akonadi
  • KMail:
    • Archiving of emails
    • Improved recipient picker
    • searching by tag
    • Clickable HTML statusbar
    • Collapsible recipient fields
    • Error messages are now passive, less disturbant to workflow
    • Templating improvements

Utils

  • Okteta Hex Editor:
    • Improved selecting mechanism
    • Base64 encoding
    • Split views
    • Storing of bookmarks

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