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= Plasma Workspace =
 
== Basic Functionality and Work-flow ==
 
* Storage devices can now automatically be mounted
 
* Widgets can be published on the network and be accessed remotely
 
* Desktop configuration is now scriptable using JavaScript
 
* Browsing through recent notifications
 
* Work-flow and layout improvements in the device manager widget
 
* System tray items can now be automatically shown or hidden
 
* New Plasma Netbook shell (Technology Preview)
 
* Applets can now be associated to an application (e.g. picture frame with gwenview, etc.) Makes it possible to open the associated application using an icon on the hover bar
 
* Mouse action plugins allow flexible interaction configuration
 
* New widget explorer improves the work-flow of adding widgets to the desktop
 
* Plasma widgets can now be added to the system tray
 
* Wallpapers can now be set using drag&drop
 
** Support for dropping remote content to use as wallpapers or create a desktop widget
 
* KNetworkmanager: new Network Management frontend
 
** Additionally, a richer Plasma widget as technology preview
 
 
 
== User Interface ==
 
* Kinetic scrolling
 
* Taskbar entries, window buttons and other elements of the Plasma interface now have sublte animations
 
* Animation of popups uses OpenGL for animations
 
* Improved KMix on-screen display
 
* Improved layout for the battery widget's popup
 
* Taskbar previews are now clickable
 
* Desktop theme configuration has been moved to System Settings -> Style
 
* Plasma's default Air theme has been further polished and improved
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
== Other widgets and addons ==
 
===Widgets===
 
* NEW Blackboard: a simple paint canvas, it's possible to paint with the mouse or with multitouch events on platforms that supports them
 
* NEW KDE Observatory: keep track of the development of your favorite KDE projects
 
* NEW KIMPanel: KDE Input Method Panel for multibyte input
 
* NEW Knowledge Base: query the knowledgebase of opendesktop.org
 
* NEW On-screen keyboard
 
* NEW OpenDesktop.org Activities: activity infomration from opendesktop.org
 
* NEW Qalculate math expression evaluator, based on libqalculate
 
* NEW Spellcheck: a quick spell checking area
 
* NEW Webslice: a plasmoid displaying a part of a web page
 
* NEW Window list
 
* Battery: Improved layout, better support for bigger fonts
 
* Device notifier
 
** Visual revamp to make it look and feel more Plasma
 
** Supports non-removable volumes
 
** Can show/hide devices from the interface
 
** Popup autohides after 10s of innactivity
 
* Picture Frame: now supports loading and displaying of remote images
 
* Microblog: can view replies and direct messages
 
* Quicklaunch: ascending and descending sort for applications in quicklaunch applet.
 
* SystemTray
 
** now can embed other plasmoids
 
** supports the finalized version of the StatusNotifier specification
 
** old notifications remains accessible for a while, separated by application name, browseable with a tabbar widget
 
* Tasks
 
** clicking on a window preview now activates that window
 
** mouse over on a window preview highlights the window if the highlight windows KWin effect is activated
 
** control+click on a window group launches the KWin present windows effect if activated
 
** new taskbar animations
 
* Weather widget now supports wetter.com
 
 
 
=== KRunner ===
 
* NEW audioplayercontrol: control any MPRIS enabled audio application (amarok is the default)
 
* NEW plasma-desktop: "desktop console [script file]" triggers the interactive scripting window
 
* NEW solid: devices and hotplug support using Solid
 
* NEW mediawiki: generic mediawiki searching with .desktop files for wikipedia, techbase, wikitravel and userbase by default
 
* NEW windows: switch between and control windows and desktops
 
* Service runner: a query on a freedesktop application category, like "network" will show all applications of that category
 
* Bookmarks runner:
 
** the query "bookmarks" (or its translation) lists all the bookmarks
 
** also supports Firefox' bookmarks
 
* Contacts runner: the query "contacts" shows all contacts
 
 
 
===Other===
 
* NEW Pastebin dataengine
 
* DataEngines can now also be written in JavaScript
 
* Image wallpaper combobox has been replaced with a nicer view.
 
* Image wallpaper offers 'Next Wallpaper Image' contextual action in slide-show mode.
 
 
 
= KDE Development Platform =
 
* KAuth: Authorization framework, harnesses PolicyKit, used in
 
** Font installer
 
** System Activity
 
* Multitouch resize, rotate and move on platforms that support multi-touch
 
* New high-level animation API in Plasma, based on Qt Kinetic
 
* Nepomuk:
 
** New Virtuoso backend, significantly faster and more scalable
 
** Nepomuk: KIO slave for querying Nepomuk resources
 
** Nepomuk is now able to search on non-mounted media
 
* 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
 
* KDE integration of QtWebKit (cookies, proxies, etc. but not KPart)
 
* Thumbnail previews for Comicbook format
 
* New calendar systems: Indian Civil (Saka), Pure Julian, Pure Gregorian.
 
 
 
 
 
= KDE Applications =
 
== Basic ==
 
* Dolphin:
 
** Integrated searching
 
** Version control integration
 
 
 
== PIM / Groupware ==
 
* New: KAddressbook rewritten using 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 for e.g. signatures
 
 
 
== Accessibility ==
 
* KDE's text-to-speach subsystem now uses Speech Dispatcher for synthesis
 
 
 
== Educational & Games ==
 
* New Edu app: Cantor
 
* New Edu app: Rocs
 
* New game: Granatier (bomberman game)
 
* New game: Palapeli (puzzle game)
 
* KStars: new Observation plan manager
 
* KAlgebra
 
** Support for lists
 
** Better MathML presentation support, lambda expressions, jump detections
 
** New 2d parametric function plotting
 
 
 
== 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
 
** New assistant to create metalinks
 
 
 
== Utilities ==
 
* Okteta Hex Editor:
 
** NEW Analyzing/Editing with user-defineable data structure templates
 
** NEW Editing of values in the decoding table now possible
 
** NEW Split views
 
** NEW Storing of bookmarks
 
 
 
== non-SC Applications ==
 
* Digikam (stable KDE4 release in December)
 
* Amarok
 

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