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KDE 4.1 RC1 Release Announcement

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KDE Project Ships Release Candidate for KDE 4.1

KDE Community Announces The Release Candidate for KDE 4.1

July 15, 2008 (The INTERNET). The KDE Community today released the Release Candidate for KDE 4.1. This release will is the last milestone towards KDE 4.1 due for final release on July 29th 2008, six months after the release of KDE 4.0.

KDE 4.1-RC1

KDE 4.1-rc1 is meant for testing the upcoming KDE 4.1 release and to filter out last-minute bugs. As such, the KDE 4.1 is frozen for commits unless the patches have been reviewed and are bugfix only. This way, regressions are kept at a bare minimum. For more information about what to expect in KDE 4.1, please refer to the announcement pages for Beta1 and Beta2.

Known problems

  • Users of NVidia cards with the binary driver provided by NVidia might suffer from performance problems in window switching and resizing. We've made the NVidia engineers aware of those problems, no fixed NVidia driver has been released yet, however. You can find information how to improve graphics performance on Techbase, although we ultimately have to rely on NVidia to fix their driver.

Get it, run it, test it

Community volunteers and Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 4.0.98 (RC1) for some Linux distributions, and Mac OS X and Windows. Be aware that these packages are not considered ready for production use. Check your operating system's software management system.

Compiling KDE 4.1 Release Candidate 1 (4.0.98)

Source Code. The complete source code for KDE 4.0.98 may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing KDE 4.0.98 are available from the KDE 4.0.98 Info Page, or on TechBase.

About KDE

KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and modern accessibility principles in mind. KDE's full-featured applications run natively on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X.


Trademark Notices. KDE® and the K Desktop Environment® logo are registered trademarks of KDE e.V. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.


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