KDE 4.1 Released

KDE 4.1.0
Today i.e; 29th, July 2008, The KDE com­mu­ni­ty released the KDE 4.1.0. This is sec­ond release in KDE 4 series. It has so may improve­ments over Pre­vi­ous release or KDE 4.0 like inte­gra­tion of the Per­son­al Infor­ma­tion Man­age­ment suite with KMail, KOr­gan­is­er, Akre­ga­tor, the RSS feed read­er, KNode, the news­group read­er and many more com­po­nents inte­grat­ed into the Kon­tact shell. Fur­ther­more, the new desk­top shell Plas­ma, intro­duced in KDE 4.0

Dirk Muller, one of KDE’s release man­agers gives num­bers: “There have been 20803 com­mits made from KDE 4.0 to KDE 4.1 along with 15432 trans­la­tion check­ins. Almost 35000 com­mits have been done in work branch­es, some of them also being merged into KDE 4.1, so those were not even count­ed.” Muller also tells us that KDE’s sysad­min team has cre­at­ed 166 new accounts for devel­op­ers on KDE’s SVN serv­er.

Updates or Changes:
KDE-PIM is back with 4.1, con­tains the appli­ca­tions per­son­al infor­ma­tion man­age­ment. KMail, KOr­ga­niz­er, Akre­ga­tor — RSS feed read­er and oth­ers are now avail­able again in KDE 4 look.
Drag­on Play­er, A new and easy video play­er.
Okte­ta is the new well-inte­grat­ed and fea­ture-rich hexed­i­tor
KSys­tem­Log, helps you keep track of what is going on in your sys­tem
New games such as KDi­a­mond (a bejew­eled clone), Kol­li­sion, KBreak­Out and Kubrick are intro­duced.
Lokalize, helps trans­la­tors to make KDE4 avail­able in your lan­guage more­over KDE4 already sup­ports 50-odd lan­guages
KSCD, your desk­top CD play­er has been res­ur­rect­ed

Dol­phin, KDE’s file­m­an­ag­er has a new tree­view in the main view, also new is the sup­port for tabs. A new and inno­v­a­tive sin­gle-click selec­tion allows for a more con­sis­tent user expe­ri­ence, and copy-to and move-to con­text actions make those actions eas­i­er acces­si­ble. Of course Kon­queror is also avail­able as alter­na­tive to Dol­phin, tak­ing advan­tage of most of the above fea­tures as well.
Kon­queror, KDE’s web­brows­er now has sup­port for re-open­ing already closed win­dows and tabs, it also scrolls smooth­ly through web­pages.
Gwen­view, KDE’s image view­er has got­ten a new fullscreen view, a thumb­nail bar for easy access to oth­er pho­tos, a smart Undo sys­tem and sup­port for rat­ing images.
KRDC, KDE’s remote desk­top client now detects remote desk­tops on the local net­work auto­mat­i­cal­ly using the Zero­Conf pro­to­col.
Mar­ble, KDE’s desk­top globe now inte­grates with Open­StreetMap so you can find your way every­where using the Free Maps.
KSys­Guard, now sup­ports mon­i­tor­ing process out­put or run­ning appli­ca­tions so there is no need to restart your apps from a ter­mi­nal any­more when you want to know what’s going on.
KWin’s com­posit­ing win­dow man­ag­er fea­tures have been more sta­bi­lized and extend­ed. New effect such as the Cov­er­switch win­dow switch­er and the famous “wob­bly win­dows” have been added.
Plas­ma’s pan­el con­fig­u­ra­tion has been extend­ed. The new pan­el con­troller makes it easy to cus­tomize your pan­el pro­vid­ing direct visu­al feed­back. You can also add pan­els and put them on dif­fer­ent edges of your screen(s). The new fold­erview applet allows you to store files on your desk­top (in fact it pro­vides a view of a direc­to­ry on your sys­tem). You can put zero, one or more fold­erviews onto your desk­top, pro­vid­ing for easy and flex­i­ble access to the files you are work­ing with.

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