Tuesday, February 09, 2010
go with the flow
A new feature release of the KDE Software Compilation has been made, bringing us to version 4.4.0. What a development cycle it has been! I won't bother recapping all the progress made, as you can read all about it in the above links.
With Tokamak 4 coming up in just ten days and the new KDE website up on its feet but still getting lots of love, attention and work done on it, it is certainly a busy time for us all.
Things are not going to slow down one bit, though. :)
There are the predictable events, such as "we will be working on the first 4.4 patch level release as well as features and improvements for 4.5 which will appear this summer". There are also the to-be-expected happenings, such as the odd kerfuffle about this or that (today's one was about KAuth and what it means for Linux distributions such as Slackware). There's more afoot this week than just the usual suspects, though ..
For instance, today I'm working on tagging a first alpha release of Plasmate, the Plasma add-on creation tool, as part of an effort to move Plasmate to a regular release cycle with the ultimate aim of it being in fighting form for 4.5.
I'm also hearing rumblings of at least one very cool KDE event coming up in April that I'll be keeping my eyes on. It's exciting to see the number of quality KDE events growing around the world!
The most exciting thing for me today, however, is an announcement I'm working on that will be going out at the end of this week on February 12th. What is it about? We'll have to wait for Friday to find out for sure, but I do have something related to that announcement that I'd like to share with you right now: