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These are the Talking Points for Fedora 13 KDE Desktop Edition. They are currently under construction. For information on how we are making these talking points, see Talking Points SOP. In this case, the feature page is not the Fedora Features, but Upstream KDE's Feature list .

Not everything listed here right now will end up as a talking point.
The list below covers all the KDE 4.4 features; we will be looking at the features that have comments on why they should become talking points, and choosing the final small selection of talking points from that, then cleaning up this page.
Feature category Why should this be a talking point?
Plasma Netbook User Plasma Netbook provides a new user interface for KDE designed for small formfactor devices such as netbooks. It includes a new Desktop shell with a full screen application launcher and search and a new Newspaper Plasma desktop layout.
Social Desktop Integration User KDE SC's integration with the Open Collaboration Services API allows users to download and upload content to sites like Through Plasma Desktop's Community, Knowledge Base and Social News applets.
Window Grouping User The new tabbing feature in KWin allows the user to group windows together in a tabbed interface, making the handling of large numbers of applications easier and more efficient.
Quick Tiling and Maximisation User Further improvements to window handling include snapping windows to a side of the screen and maximizing windows by dragging them.
Aurorae Window Decoration Engine User/Developer(?) Finally artists can more easily develop and share themes for the windows thanks to the development of a more configurable window decorator with the ability to use scalable graphics.
Nepomuk Semantic Desktop User Dolphin's integration of desktop search makes use of this Nepomuk's semantic framework to aid the user in locating and organizing his data. The new timeline view shows recently used files organized chronologically.
Blogilo Desktop Blogging Client User Blogilo, formerly Bilbo Blogger, is a full featured desktop blogging client supporting many different blog engines, and feature parity with many of them.
Qt 4.6 Developers Qt 4.6 introduces support for the symbian platform, a new animation framework, multitouch and better performance.
libattica Developers The Social Desktop technology introduced in the previous release has been improved with a central identity management and introduces libattica as a transparent web-service access library
KAuth Developers KAuth provides secure authentication and related user interface elements to developers who want to run tasks with elevated privileges. On Linux, KAuth uses PolicyKit as a backend, providing seamless cross-desktop integration. The PolicyKit backend was developed primarily by Fedora KDE Desktop Team members Radek Novacek, Jaroslav Reznik and Lukas Tinkl.
Akonadi Developers Akonadi is slated to be the central interface for emails, contacts, calendaring data and other personal information. It acts as a transparant cache to email-, groupware-servers and other online resources.