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Schedules/KDE4/4.4 Release Goals

KDE Development Platform

  • Nepomuk is now able to search on non-mounted media
  • Nepomuk: New Virtuoso backend, much faster, more scalable
  • Nepomuk: KIO slave for querying Nepomuk resources
  • libksane (scanner library): basic scanner support for Windows
  • improved exiv2 support in libkexiv2
  • Add Odd/Even page selection and server-side page selection when using CUPS
   Move KDE integration of QtWebKit into kdelibs (but not KPart!)
  • Thumbnail previews for Comicbook format
  • KAuth: Authorization framework, harnesses PolicyKit, used in
    • Font installer
    • System Activity

Plasma Workspace and basic widgets

  • Storage devices can now automatically be mounted
  • Networkmanager frontend (knetworkmanager)
    • Experimental network-manager plasma widget
  • Bookmark runner now also supports Firefox' bookmarks
  • Improved layout for the battery widget's popup
  • OpenGL accelerated popup animation
  • Support for Plasma widgets in the system tray
  • System tray items can now be automatically shown or hidden
  • Workflow and layout improvements in the device manager widget
  • Improved KMix OSD
  • Add new calendar systems: Indian Civil (Saka), Pure Julian, Pure Gregorian.

Other widgets and addons

Window & Compositing Manager

  • New: Window maximizing and tiling by snapping to the screen-edges ("Aero Snap")
  • Native window tabs: Arbitrary windows can be grouped in tabs
  • Window Management Plugin for KRunner
  • Subtle animations in the window decoration, and other options to customize the window behavior
  • Alt+Tab window switching improvements
  • Improvements in present windows, flip switch, logout effect

KDE Applications

  • KStars: Observation plan manager
  • KAlgebra
    • support for lists
    • better MathML presentation support, lambda expressions, jump detections
    • new 2d parametric function plotting
  • New Edu app: Cantor
  • New Edu app: Rocs
  • New game: Granatier
  • New game: Palapeli


  • Kopete: Create avatars from a webcam
  • KRDC:
    • Telepathy Tubes support,
    • full screen switching
  • KGet:
    • better support for verification of downloaded files
    • Broken downloads can be repaired
    • Support for adding mirrors, moving and renaming files while downloading
    • Assistant to create metalinks

PIM / Groupware

  • New: KAddressbook rewrite for Akonadi
  • KMail:
    • Archiving of emails
    • Improved recipient picker
    • searching by tag
    • Clickable HTML statusbar
    • Collapsible recipient fields
    • Error messages are now passive, less disturbant to workflow
    • Templating improvements


  • Okteta Hex Editor:
    • Improved selecting mechanism
    • Base64 encoding
    • Split views
    • Storing of bookmarks

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