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Goals for the 4.1 Release:
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The following features will be part of KDE 4.1:
  
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==New applications and libraries==
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* New: Dragon Player multimedia player
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* New: Ruby, PyQt4 and Plasmoid templates for developers
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* New: printer applet
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* New: Okteta Hex Editor
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* New games: Kdiamond (a bejeweld clone), Kollision, Kubrick, KsirK, KBreakout
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* New: Goya
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* New: Akonadi
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* New: KSystemLog log viewer
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* New: [http://userbase.kde.org/Lokalize Lokalize] (formerly [[Projects/Summer of Code/2007/Projects/KAider|KAider]] ) computer-aided translation system
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* New: Libksane scanning library and Skanlite scanner application
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* New: A shared emoticon theming system (used in PIM and kopete)
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* New: Step physics simulator
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* New: PHP-Qt
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* Back: KSCD
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==Improvements in applications==
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* Session management and restore from crash in Konqueror
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* Undo closed window and smooth scrolling in Konqueror
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* Annotations in Kate
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* Reimplementation of KInfoCenter
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* Monitoring process output and Pause/resume applications in KSysGuard
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* Color blindness simulation in KMagnifier
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* Overhauled: KCron, cron job administration tool
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* KGet: web interface, transfer settings, torrent support, nepomuk integration, global speedlimits
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* KRDC: ZeroConf support, now detects remote desktops
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* KLinkStatus general improvements
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* Calculator plasmoid and vector support in KAlgebra
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* Molecular editing in Kalzium
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* Improved OpenStreetMap support in Marble
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* Parley has its main windows redesigned
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* ZeroConf support for KBattleShip
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* Gwenview: undo system, Thumbnail bar, new full-screen UI and rating support
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* Okular: better form support, better presentation mode
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* Kopete: AIM offline support, OTR Encryption support, less intrusive notifications, improved statusmanager and configurationdialogs,
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* Dolphin: innovative single-click selection, Copy to/Move to, tabs, treeview, tooltips and improved tagging support
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* Konsole: drag'n'drop of tabs, send input to other terminals
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* Too many too mention in [[/Schedules/KDE4/4.1_Feature_Plan#kdepim|KDE-PIM]]
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* Kross-based scripting in KDevelop
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* KColoreditor: color mixing, many new ways of selecting colors (styles) and managing palettes
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==Improvements in frameworks==
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* Support for 3rd party icon themes in compliance to the icon naming specification
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* Support for QtScript, Java, PyQt and QtRuby in the Kross scripting framework
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* CSS3 Media Query in KHTML
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* GStreamer, Quicktime, DirectShow9 Phonon backends
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* Subtitle support in Phonon
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* Caching and interface improvement in KNewStuff
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* DXS support in KNewStuff
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* Add support for galago-like desktop notifications spec
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* Simpler selection of files in single-click mode
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* Font selection dialog has previews now
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* Inline editing and text shadows in the fileview
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* Richtext editor widget
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* Prospective loading of other network resources in KHTML
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* Support for Freedesktop.org's desktop-bookmark-spec
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* Many improvements in Nepomuk, including rating widget and better performance
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==Window Manager and Desktop==
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* New coverswitch and wobbly windows effect in KWin
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* Selecting a different window manager in the session module
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* Widgets on Canvas
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* Webkit support
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* OSX Dashboard widget support
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* Orientation-dependent layout in Kickoff
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* More polished kickoff
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* Multiple, resizable and relocatable Plasma panels
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* New interface and configuration dialog for KRunner
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* Desktop Search support in KRunner
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* Kross and Plasma integration in SuperKaramba
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* Menu editing via kickoff->rightclick
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* Installing icons themes, splash screens, emoticons and Plasma themes via KNewStuff
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* Systemsettings module for Nepomuk and Strigi
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* New applets like one for character selection, network management, pastebin, Kalzium molecule info, show folder, timer and more
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==New platforms (Developer Previews)==
 
* [[Projects/KDE_on_Windows|Windows port]] (Frameworks and Applications)
 
* [[Projects/KDE_on_Windows|Windows port]] (Frameworks and Applications)
 
* [[Projects/KDE_on_Mac_OS_X|Mac port]] (Frameworks and Applications)
 
* [[Projects/KDE_on_Mac_OS_X|Mac port]] (Frameworks and Applications)
* OpenSolaris port
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* [[Projects/KDE_on_Solaris|Solaris, OpenSolaris port]]
* <font color="red">(Done!)</font> Plasma with widgets on canvas, makes things like layouting much easier, and generally integrating widgets into Plasmoids
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* <font color="red">(Done!)</font> Webkit in Plasma
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* GStreamer, Quicktime, DirectShow9 Phonon backends
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* Apple dashboard widgets support in Plasma
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* Decibel VOIP and real-time communication framework
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* <font color="red">(Done!)</font> Dragon Player multimedia player
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* <font color="red">(Done!)</font> [[Projects/Summer of Code/2007/Projects/KAider|Lokalize]] (formerly Kaider) computer-aided translation system
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* <font color="red">(Reschedule for 4.2)</font> More polished Kopete
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* <font color="red">(Reschedule for 4.2)</font> KDevelop and KDevplatform modules
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* KDE-PIM module, with some Akonadi functionality
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* <font color="red">(Reschedule for 4.2)</font> [http://kblogger.pwsp.net KBlogger] for KDE-PIM
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* <font color="red">(Done!)</font> Move Akonadi library into the kdepimlibs module
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* GetHotNewStuff2 / DXS
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* <font color="red">(Reschedule for 4.2)</font> Plasmagik plasma packages and add-on creator
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* Lots of smaller features
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Revision as of 10:01, 30 December 2008

The following features will be part of KDE 4.1:

New applications and libraries

  • New: Dragon Player multimedia player
  • New: Ruby, PyQt4 and Plasmoid templates for developers
  • New: printer applet
  • New: Okteta Hex Editor
  • New games: Kdiamond (a bejeweld clone), Kollision, Kubrick, KsirK, KBreakout
  • New: Goya
  • New: Akonadi
  • New: KSystemLog log viewer
  • New: Lokalize (formerly KAider ) computer-aided translation system
  • New: Libksane scanning library and Skanlite scanner application
  • New: A shared emoticon theming system (used in PIM and kopete)
  • New: Step physics simulator
  • New: PHP-Qt
  • Back: KSCD

Improvements in applications

  • Session management and restore from crash in Konqueror
  • Undo closed window and smooth scrolling in Konqueror
  • Annotations in Kate
  • Reimplementation of KInfoCenter
  • Monitoring process output and Pause/resume applications in KSysGuard
  • Color blindness simulation in KMagnifier
  • Overhauled: KCron, cron job administration tool
  • KGet: web interface, transfer settings, torrent support, nepomuk integration, global speedlimits
  • KRDC: ZeroConf support, now detects remote desktops
  • KLinkStatus general improvements
  • Calculator plasmoid and vector support in KAlgebra
  • Molecular editing in Kalzium
  • Improved OpenStreetMap support in Marble
  • Parley has its main windows redesigned
  • ZeroConf support for KBattleShip
  • Gwenview: undo system, Thumbnail bar, new full-screen UI and rating support
  • Okular: better form support, better presentation mode
  • Kopete: AIM offline support, OTR Encryption support, less intrusive notifications, improved statusmanager and configurationdialogs,
  • Dolphin: innovative single-click selection, Copy to/Move to, tabs, treeview, tooltips and improved tagging support
  • Konsole: drag'n'drop of tabs, send input to other terminals
  • Too many too mention in KDE-PIM
  • Kross-based scripting in KDevelop
  • KColoreditor: color mixing, many new ways of selecting colors (styles) and managing palettes

Improvements in frameworks

  • Support for 3rd party icon themes in compliance to the icon naming specification
  • Support for QtScript, Java, PyQt and QtRuby in the Kross scripting framework
  • CSS3 Media Query in KHTML
  • GStreamer, Quicktime, DirectShow9 Phonon backends
  • Subtitle support in Phonon
  • Caching and interface improvement in KNewStuff
  • DXS support in KNewStuff
  • Add support for galago-like desktop notifications spec
  • Simpler selection of files in single-click mode
  • Font selection dialog has previews now
  • Inline editing and text shadows in the fileview
  • Richtext editor widget
  • Prospective loading of other network resources in KHTML
  • Support for Freedesktop.org's desktop-bookmark-spec
  • Many improvements in Nepomuk, including rating widget and better performance

Window Manager and Desktop

  • New coverswitch and wobbly windows effect in KWin
  • Selecting a different window manager in the session module
  • Widgets on Canvas
  • Webkit support
  • OSX Dashboard widget support
  • Orientation-dependent layout in Kickoff
  • More polished kickoff
  • Multiple, resizable and relocatable Plasma panels
  • New interface and configuration dialog for KRunner
  • Desktop Search support in KRunner
  • Kross and Plasma integration in SuperKaramba
  • Menu editing via kickoff->rightclick
  • Installing icons themes, splash screens, emoticons and Plasma themes via KNewStuff
  • Systemsettings module for Nepomuk and Strigi
  • New applets like one for character selection, network management, pastebin, Kalzium molecule info, show folder, timer and more

New platforms (Developer Previews)


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