KDE Ships First 4.7 Release Candidate
June 25th, 2011. Today, KDE has released a release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases.
The 4.7 release will bring a number of exciting improvments:
To download source code or packages to install go to the 4.7 RC1 Info Page.
To find out more about the Plasma Workspace and KDE Applications, please refer to the 4.6.0, 4.5.0, 4.4.0, 4.3.0, 4.2.0, 4.1.0 and 4.0.0 release notes.
The KDE Software Compilation, including all its libraries and its applications, is available for free under Open Source licenses. KDE's software can be obtained in source and various binary formats from http://download.kde.org or with any of the major GNU/Linux and UNIX systems shipping today.
Packages. Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of 4.7 RC1 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.
Package Locations. For a current list of available binary packages of which the KDE Project has been informed, please visit the 4.7 RC1 Info Page.
The complete source code for 4.7 RC1 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing 4.7 RC1 are available from the 4.7 RC1 Info Page.
KDE is a Free Software community that exists and grows only because of the help of many volunteers that donate their time and effort. KDE is always looking for new volunteers and contributions, whether it is help with coding, bug fixing or reporting, writing documentation, translations, promotion, money, etc. All contributions are gratefully appreciated and eagerly accepted. Please read through the Supporting KDE page for further information or become a KDE e.V. supporting member through our new Join the Game initiative.