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K3b 2.0 released with Platform 4 and Blu-ray goodness

27 June, 2010. Today the reformed K3b team within the KDE Community is proud to release the final 2.0 of the premier disk recording application, codenamed “Komeback”. Though pre-release versions already enjoyed widespread adoption, we'd like to recap some of the highlights of this release.

K3b 2.0 marks the last milestone in the effort to port one of the most popular disk recording applications to KDE's current Platform 4. Although some parts still uses legacy libraries the application takes advantage of the platform and integrates better with it. Solid, KDE hardware layer, is now used for hardware detection,

On the interface front K3b 2.0 is a direct port of its KDE3 predecessor. Overall look remains the same but use modern widgets. For example, file browser shows a list of KDE's global Places and takes advantage of breadcrumb bar. The icons have been updated matching the rest of Oxygen theme.

With a few exceptions K3b keeps feature-parity with 1.0.x series. It also have a couple of new features. Among them the biggest one is support for Blu-ray drives. A lot of work have been put into improving user experience. Some workflows have been merged abstracting it for all kinds of media.

K3b team has worked hard to achieve maximum stability of the application. During pre-release period over 250 bugs has been closed. This process will continue, bug-fixing version will be released while working on the K3b 2.1.

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