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This page reflects the changelog of KDE Software Compilation 4.4.
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= Plasma Workspace =
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== Basic Functionality and Work-flow ==
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* Storage devices can now automatically be mounted
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* Widgets can be published on the network and be accessed remotely
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* Desktop configuration is now scriptable using JavaScript
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* Browsing through recent notifications
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* Work-flow and layout improvements in the device manager widget
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* System tray items can now be automatically shown or hidden
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* New Plasma Netbook shell (Technology Preview)
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* 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
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* Mouse action plugins allow flexible interaction configuration
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* New widget explorer improves the work-flow of adding widgets to the desktop
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* Plasma widgets can now be added to the system tray
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* Wallpapers can now be set using drag&drop
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** Support for dropping remote content to use as wallpapers or create a desktop widget
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* KNetworkmanager: new Network Management frontend
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** Additionally, a richer Plasma widget as technology preview
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== User Interface ==
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* Kinetic scrolling
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* Taskbar entries, window buttons and other elements of the Plasma interface now have sublte animations
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* Animation of popups uses OpenGL for animations
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* Improved KMix on-screen display
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* Improved layout for the battery widget's popup
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* Taskbar previews are now clickable
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* Desktop theme configuration has been moved to System Settings -> Style
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* Plasma's default Air theme has been further polished and improved
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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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== Other widgets and addons ==
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===Widgets===
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* NEW Blackboard: a simple paint canvas, it's possible to paint with the mouse or with multitouch events on platforms that supports them
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* NEW KDE Observatory: keep track of the development of your favorite KDE projects
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* NEW KIMPanel: KDE Input Method Panel for multibyte input
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* NEW Knowledge Base: query the knowledgebase of opendesktop.org
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* NEW On-screen keyboard
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* NEW OpenDesktop.org Activities: activity infomration from opendesktop.org
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* NEW Qalculate math expression evaluator, based on libqalculate
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* NEW Spellcheck: a quick spell checking area
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* NEW Webslice: a plasmoid displaying a part of a web page
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* NEW Window list
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* Battery: Improved layout, better support for bigger fonts
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* Clock/Calendar: Ability to configure Calendar System to display
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* Device notifier
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** Visual revamp to make it look and feel more Plasma
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** Supports non-removable volumes
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** Can show/hide devices from the interface
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** Popup autohides after 10s of inactivity
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* Picture Frame: now supports loading and displaying of remote images
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* Microblog: can view replies and direct messages
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* Quicklaunch: ascending and descending sort for applications in quicklaunch applet.
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* SystemTray
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** Now can embed other Plasma widgets
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** Supports the finalized version of the StatusNotifier specification
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** Old notifications remains accessible for a while, separated by application name, browseable with a tabbar widget
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* Tasks
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** Clicking on a window preview now activates that window
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** Mouse over on a window preview highlights the window if the highlight windows KWin effect is activated
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** Control+click on a window group launches the KWin present windows effect if activated
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** New taskbar animations
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* Weather widget now supports wetter.com
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=== KRunner ===
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* NEW audioplayercontrol: control any MPRIS enabled audio application (amarok is the default)
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* NEW plasma-desktop: "desktop console [script file]" triggers the interactive scripting window
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* NEW solid: devices and hotplug support using Solid
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* NEW mediawiki: generic mediawiki searching with .desktop files for wikipedia, techbase, wikitravel and userbase by default
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* NEW windows: switch between and control windows and desktops
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* Service runner: a query on a freedesktop application category, like "network" will show all applications of that category
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* Bookmarks runner:
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** The query "bookmarks" (or its translation) lists all the bookmarks
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** Also supports Firefox' bookmarks
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* Contacts runner: the query "contacts" shows all contacts
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===Other===
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* NEW Pastebin dataengine
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* DataEngines can now also be written in JavaScript
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* Image wallpaper combobox has been replaced with a nicer view.
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* Image wallpaper offers 'Next Wallpaper Image' contextual action in slide-show mode.
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= KDE Development Platform =
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* KAuth: Authorization framework, harnesses PolicyKit, currently used in Font installer and System Activity
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* Multitouch resize, rotate and move on platforms that support multitouch
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* New high-level animation API in Plasma, based on Qt Kinetic
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* Nepomuk Semantic Desktop:
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** New Virtuoso storage backend, significantly faster and more scalable
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** Nepomuk: KIO slave for querying Nepomuk resources
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** Nepomuk is now able to search on non-mounted media
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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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* Printing: Add Odd/Even page selection and server-side page selection when using CUPS
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* KDE integration of QtWebKit (cookies, proxies, etc. but not KPart)
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* Thumbnail previews for Comicbook format
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* New calendar systems: Indian Civil (Saka), Ethiopian, Coptic, Julian, Proleptic Gregorian
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* ISO Currency Code support
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= KDE Applications =
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== Basic ==
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* Dolphin File Manager:
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** Integrated searching
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** Version control integration
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** New timeline view, accessible as timeline:/, showing files by modification date
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* Gwenview Image Viewer
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** Image thumbnails on Folders
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** Reworked start page
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** New picture importing tool
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== PIM / Groupware ==
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* KAddressbook now uses Akonadi for storing contacts
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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 for e.g. signatures
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== Accessibility ==
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* KDE's text-to-speech subsystem now uses Speech Dispatcher for synthesis
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== Educational & Games ==
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* New Edu app: Cantor
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* New Edu app: Rocs
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* New game: Granatier (bomberman game)
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* New game: Palapeli (puzzle game)
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* KStars: new 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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== Network ==
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* Kopete: Create avatars from a webcam
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* KRDC Remote Desktop Client:
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** Telepathy Tubes support
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** Full screen switching
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* KGet Download Manager:
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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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** New assistant to create metalinks
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== Utilities ==
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* Okteta Hex Editor:
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** NEW Analyzing/Editing with user-defineable data structure templates
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** NEW Editing of values in the decoding table now possible
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** NEW Split views
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** NEW Storing of bookmarks
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Latest revision as of 10:57, 16 March 2016

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