asinen.org: I was looking back on this year and thinking about what the real successes have been. There have been many great things, new technology and work behind the scenes to make it all happen.
dot.kde.org: Today KDE released the first release candidate for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing.
In the official Debian Experimental repositories, KDE 4.7.4 has been released! You need to be running Debian Sid to take advantage of this and be aware that these packages aren't fully vetted and may break your world.
techradar.com: These are interesting times for the Linux desktop. The often-overlooked area of the Linux ecosystem is now the centre of attention and, while some users have welcomed the changes, others have reacted in true community style: ranting and raging.
pcworld.com: Almost exactly two months ago I wrote about KDE, the free desktop environment for Linux that's renowned for its polish and ease of use.
kde.org: Plasma Active Two has been released. In just two months, the Plasma Active development team has made significant improvements over Plasma Active One.
kde.org: Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the fourth in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.7 series. 4.7.4 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.7 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.7.0 or earlier versions.
- KDE Telepathy 0.2 - The Future of Free Communication
- The Kickoff Application Launcher For KDE
- KDE Commit-Digest for 20th November
- Plasma Active on Archos G9 tablet
- Experience from Porting Kickoff to QML
datamation.com: My main grievance against GNOME 3 and Unity is the elimination of all except a few applets. You only have to look at the rich assortment of applets in KDE -- which calls them widgets -- to see what GNOME and Unity are missing.
After months of idling at KDE 4.6.5, the Debian-KDE team has made 4.7.2 available in the Experimental repositories. You need to be running a fully-updated Debian Sid to successfully install these packages, and be willing to experience possibly more breakage than Debian Sid itself provides.