KDE 4.3 RC1 will be released in June 2009 – one month ahead of KDE’s usual six-months release cycle.The most noticeable changes for users are the new icons, theme and sounds provided by the Oxygen Project.The new KDE promised to give you a full fledged Macintosh environment.KDE 4.3 also includes the desktop and panel user interface tool, called Plasma, which supports desktop widgets (called “Plasmoids”), replacing SuperKaramba and similar to Apple’s Dashboard widgets.Take a look at screenshot attached below I believe that the screenshot is self-explainable.
This mock up plus the Global-Menu, KDE is going to be great user experience.
“ KDE 4.3 is the third feature release for KDE 4. All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try our best to stick to them if possible. The KDE Release Team is acting as the coordinator for the 4.3 release.”
KDE 4.3 Release Roadmap.
- April 7th, 2009: Soft Feature Freeze
- May 4th, 2009: Hard Feature Freeze
- May 5th, 2009: Message Freeze.
- May 5th, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3 Beta 1
- May 12th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3 Beta 1
- May 26th, 2009: Documentation/Handbook Freeze
- June 2th, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3 Beta 2
- June 9th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3 Beta 2
- June 23rd, 2009: Artwork and Bindings Freeze
- June 23rd, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3 RC 1
- June 30th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3 RC 1
- July 21rd, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3
- July 28th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3