The KDE Community released today KDE 4.3 ( “Caizen”), bringing many improvements to the user experience and development platform. KDE 4.3 continues to refine the unique features brought in previous releases while bringing new innovations. With the 4.2 release aimed at the majority of end users, KDE 4.3 offers a more stable and complete product for the home and small office.
Read on for an overview of the changes in the KDE 4.3 Desktop Workspace, Application Suites and the KDE 4.3 Development Platform.
Desktop Improves Performance And Usability
The KDE Desktop Workspace provides a powerful and complete desktop experience that features excellent integration with Linux and UNIX operating systems. The key components that make up the KDE Desktop Workspace include:
- KWin, a powerful window manager that provides modern 3D graphical effects
- The Plasma Desktop Shell, a cutting-edge desktop and panels system that features productivity enhancements and online integration through customizable widgets
- Dolphin, a user-friendly, network- and content-aware file manager
- KRunner, a search and launch system for running commands and finding useful information
- easy access to desktop and system controls through SystemSettings.
Martin Wilke has successfully ported over KDE 4.3 to FreeBSD