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04 August 2009, 17:47

KDE 4.3 released

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KDE logo The KDE project has released version 4.3 of the free desktop environment, only missing the original targeted date by a week. The delay resulted from several fundamental changes in terms of quality, made after the publication of the second Release Candidate; the developers decided to have a third Release Candidate to ensure those issues were eliminated.

The developers say in the announcement that KDE 4.3, also known as Caizen, is, like KDE 4.2 released at the end of January, suitable for home and small office production use and is not a developer release. The new version contains over ten thousand bug fixes and implements two thousand feature requests. The desktop interface is now more tightly integrated visually and a new Air theme lightens the user interface. The Dolphin file manager will now show image previews and KDE 3 users will find a tree view in System Settings reminiscent of KDE 3's KControl.

Apart from the source packages for self-compilation that the KDE project offers on its download page, there are also ready made packages from various Linux distributions.

KDE is licensed under a combination of the LGPL2, BSD, MIT and X11 licenses for core libraries and the GPL2 or GPL3 for applications.


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