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KDE Launches Monthly Updates For Version 4.10 30

jrepin writes "Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. These updates are the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.10 series. Over 100 recorded bugfixes include improvements to the Personal Information Management suite Kontact, the Window Manager KWin, and others. KDE's Development Platform has received a number of updates that affect multiple applications."
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KDE Launches Monthly Updates For Version 4.10

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  • This seems to be part of this software-as-a-subscription trend that's sweeping the OS world.

    In general, this means software will be more frequently patched.

    I trust that our corporate overlords will find some way to spin it into a cost roughly commensurate to that of car insurance, however...

    It's nice to know that KDE/Linux will be an option.

  • by pecosdave ( 536896 ) on Tuesday March 05, 2013 @01:50PM (#43080773) Homepage Journal

    I've been a KDE user since 1.x and a little piece here, a little piece there, it's the way it's always worked, like most OSS programs. What's the difference between that and a monthly version number?

    If they get around to fixing KIO and not forcing Akondai and Nepomuk on us KDE would be completely awesome.

    • by Zero__Kelvin ( 151819 ) on Tuesday March 05, 2013 @02:00PM (#43080911) Homepage

      "What's the difference between that and a monthly version number?"

      From the Article:

      "As this release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone."

      That is the difference. (Of course they mean it "contains only", not it "only contains")

  • No UI changes. The UI is perfect as it is. It still is very sluggish and could benefit from performance tweaks. It still has security issues all over the place. It still is buggy. But for the most part its now the main interface to Linux and that comes with a certain level of responsibility.

    Make the most stable KDE possible. Follow the Mozilla model. Release often.

    • Isn't that exactly what this update provides? It doesn't have any new features, just bug fixes and stability improvements.

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