KDE 4.1.2 released

KDE 4.1.2 released, etc

KDE 4.1.2 has been released for both Kubuntu Intrepid Ibex and Hardy Heron. If you’re an astute Intrepid user you’ll notice that you’ve already received these updated a few days ago. You will also probably notice that I’m lazy and copied a lot of this from my KDE 4.1.1 post๐Ÿ˜› Don’t worry, I’ll throw in some new content at the end so stay tuned, I know you’ll like it.๐Ÿ˜‰
Get it now!

The Kubuntu ninjas spent most of last week packaging KDE. We also had a new ninja join the fun.

So who are these guys providing Kubuntu users with the awesomest KDE 4 packages ever?

* JontheEchidna (aka Jonathan Thomas) Me! I was really lazy for backports this time around…
* vorian (aka Steve Stalcup) Has an iPhone
* smarter (aka Guillaume Martres) he finally applied for motu
* Arby (aka Richard Birnie) made up for not being able to join us last time by backporting most of the packages to Hardy, picking up the slack for my laziness.
* Riddell (aka jr or Jonathan Riddell), the almighty Kubuntu robot, who’s sponsoring the Intrepid uploads … he also can transform into an oracle if someone might have unanswerable questions
* apachelogger (aka Harald Sitter) He spent most of the time playing with his new rbot waiting for things to compile.
* rgreening (aka Roderick Greening) He’s the newcomer. Fixed a nice failure to build from source. This is really the only thing that can be said about him: [kubotu] fact #2 of 6: rgreening buries head in sand.
* ScottK (aka Scott Kitterman) He loves his tooltips. He helped sponsor things (Like a kate related kde4libs bugfix). See the second part of this post for some more of his indirect contributinos.

The 4.1.2 packages sport a number of improvements. It fixed about half a dozen issues in our bugtracker.๐Ÿ™‚

If you see a Kubuntu ninja around on IRC, give them a thanks. It was a good job all around.

Oh, and I promised you something, didn’t I? The following is a sub-blog entitled “How the Kubuntu team doesn’t know about feature freeze” or “We’ll probably kick ourselves later for this”๐Ÿ˜›

Adept resexed

So, exciting new changes are coming to Intrepid soon. First off, we have an update to Adept. I’ll just give you two screenshots, since everybody knows a blog is nothing without them.

Compare old:

…with new:

Currently Adept 3.0 uses the sidebar code from Okular. From Okular 4.0. Egad, that’s old. Updating the code to what Okular has in KDE 4.1 makes Adept look much nicer and polished. Props to the Okular d00ds, or whomever coded that. (Kontact might be using it too) Intrepid should be getting this update quite soon.

Plasma tooltips for the taskmanager from 4.2 trunk

You guys better appreciate this.๐Ÿ˜› I know ScottK does๐Ÿ˜‰ I probably wouldn’t have done it if he didn’t ask.
It took me (with some very much appreciated assistance from rgreening) two and a half days to get the backport from trunk right for this. Expect this change to be available by tomorrow if all goes well.

KWin compositing goodness

… blatently stolen from SuSE๐Ÿ˜›


Riddell spent the time to make a patch of the SuSE KWin branch which has a lot of features from trunk. What this means for you: You will be able to have KWin cube by tomorrow if all goes well.๐Ÿ˜‰

(Pic stolen from vorian.)
Great work all around. I really think that Intrepid is shaping up to be a great release. (and oh god I hope these new features don’t make us sorry. ;D

5 Responses to KDE 4.1.2 released

  1. Chorn Sokun says:

    looking @ the last shoot it pretty standard that whenever the taskbar dock left/right the icon always show in front of the app’s title which make the space for the title to shrink, i wonder why can’t we overlay the text on top of the icon instead?? play with some opacity I believe it give more space for the title, what you think?

  2. Dread Knight says:

    \m/

  3. Andres says:

    uberfail @ pics

  4. Martin Graesslin says:

    If you add the plasma tooltips, please reactivate the thumbnail effect in KWin as well. It has been disabled in the CMakeLists.txt file in kwin/effects before 4.1 was branched. It’s basically working and quite nice๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Hacker Forums says:

    I tried KDE 4 when it first came out, I liked it but a lot of things weren’t working right. I guess it’s time to give this version a try.< HREF="http://www.hackerforums.org/" REL="nofollow">Hacker Forums<>

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