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= Plasma Workspace =
== basic functionality ==
* New Plasma netbook shell
* Storage devices can now automatically be mounted
Widgets can be published on the network and be accessed remotely
* Networkmanager frontend (knetworkmanager)
** Experimental network-manager plasma widget
* Applets can now be associated to an application (e.g. picture frame -> gwenview, etc.)
* Desktop theme configuration has been moved to System Settings -> Style
* Workspace actions moved to System Settings -> Desktop
* Initial desktop configuration is now scriptable
* Taskbar animations
* New widgets explorer
* Mouse action plugins
* 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
* Taskbar previews are not clickable
* Setting the wallpaper using drag&drop
* Support for dropping remote content
== 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 ==
* Bookmark runner now also supports Firefox' bookmarks
* 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, separed 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
* NEW Pastebin dataengine
** Weather widget now supports wetter.com
* 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
* Contacts runner: the query "contacts" shows all contacts
* Image wallpaper combobox has been replaced with a nicer view.
* Image wallpaper offers 'Next Wallpaper Image' contextual action in slide-show mode.
* DataEngines can now also be written in JavaScript
= 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, based on Qt Kinetic
* Nepomuk:
** New Virtuoso backend, much faster, 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
* Add new calendar systems: Indian Civil (Saka), Pure Julian, Pure Gregorian.
= KDE Applications =
== Basic ==
* Dolphin: integrated searching
== 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
== Educational & Games ==
* 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
** 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
== Utilities ==
* Okteta Hex Editor:
** Improved selecting mechanism
** Base64 encoding
** Split views
** Storing of bookmarks
== non-SC Applications ==
* Digikam (stable KDE4 release in December)
* Amarok

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