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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/19 | Fedora 19]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/19 | Fedora 19]]  
* Last updated: 2013-01-21
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* Last updated: 2013-02-13
* Percentage of completion: 30%
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* Percentage of completion: 100%
  
4.10 rc3 currently available in Rawhide
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4.10.1 currently available in Rawhide
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
New features overview
 
New features overview
* KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform 4.10
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* KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform 4.10.1
 
* based on top of Qt 4.8
 
* based on top of Qt 4.8
 
* New Screen Locker, a new screen locking mechanism based on QtQuick brings more flexibility and security to Plasma Desktop.
 
* New Screen Locker, a new screen locking mechanism based on QtQuick brings more flexibility and security to Plasma Desktop.
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* New Print Manager plasma applet and settings module
 
* New Print Manager plasma applet and settings module
 
* Faster indexing, improvements in the Nepomuk semantic engine allows faster indexing of files.
 
* Faster indexing, improvements in the Nepomuk semantic engine allows faster indexing of files.
* KWin supports global menu (appmenu-qt should be added to kickstart)
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* KWin supports global menu (appmenu-qt installed by default)
* New Apper plasma applet for better updates notifications
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* Improved accessibility features (qaccessibilityclient, simon)
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==

Revision as of 10:48, 8 March 2013

Contents

KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10

Summary

Rebase to KDE Plasma Workspace 4.10 including Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform.

Owner

  • KDE SIG
  • Email: rdieter@fedoraproject.org, ltinkl@redhat.com, than@redhat.com, jreznik@redhat.com
  • IRC: #fedora-kde

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 19
  • Last updated: 2013-02-13
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

4.10.1 currently available in Rawhide

Detailed Description

New features overview

  • KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform 4.10.1
  • based on top of Qt 4.8
  • New Screen Locker, a new screen locking mechanism based on QtQuick brings more flexibility and security to Plasma Desktop.
  • Animated Wallpapers
  • Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces
  • Improved Zooming in Okular
  • New Print Manager plasma applet and settings module
  • Faster indexing, improvements in the Nepomuk semantic engine allows faster indexing of files.
  • KWin supports global menu (appmenu-qt installed by default)
  • Improved accessibility features (qaccessibilityclient, simon)

Benefit to Fedora

KDE Plasma Desktop is a popular, feature rich and stable desktop environment used by a lot of Fedora users.

Scope

Requires rebasing to the latest upstream version and preparing distribution specific patches. All new required packages are already included in distribution. But as upstream changed release schema and now provides split tarballs for some previously monolithic modules, we are going to follow this decision in Fedora too as we want to stick as close as possible to upstream. This involves changes in packaging, new reviews and small overload for packaging system.

How To Test

  1. yum groupinstall kde-desktop
  2. set KDE as default environment + KDM
  3. login to KDE desktop

or use Fedora KDE Plasma Workspaces spin

What should be checked (KDE):

  • distribution integration
  • custom branding changes (KDM theme, KSplash theme - the QML one, artwork) - for Preview Release
  • working sound in Phonon, esp. with regards to the PA and GStreamer integration
  • Device Notifier (due to new udisks2 Solid backend)

We are working on test plan for KDE QA.

For more specific Desktop testcase see Desktop Validation testing page.

User Experience

  • Modern, feature rich and stable desktop environment.
  • split packages (advantage especially for other desktop environments users to select favourite applications without need to install the whole KDE stack)

Dependencies

  • upstream KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 release, see [1].
  • final release is Februar 2013
  • Fedora branding/theming from Fedora Design team!

Contingency Plan

Given how the KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 and Fedora 19 schedules align, there should be plenty of buffer time between the KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 and Fedora 19 releases. We are already working on importing and polishing beta version of KDE. In case of problems with upstream release, we can revert to older release or we can omit individual problematic modules of this feature. KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 could later be shipped as an update.

Documentation

The Fedora KDE Desktop User Guide is very important part of this feature for users. It guides users how-to use the latest KDE Plasma Desktop and it's targeted to both former KDE 3.5 user and first time KDE 4 users.

Fedora KDE Desktop User Guide (draft)

Upstream documentation sites:

Release Notes

This release features the KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. The 4.10 is the latest release of KDE 4. There are a lot of enhancements and new features.

Comments and Discussion