Changes in KDE 4.6

I’m starting a series of blog posts that tries to show the differences between the KDE 4.5 and 4.6 versions. I initially wanted to create one big review but after putting together an outline it seems best to break it up some. Here’s the link to the first post where I go over the changes I noticed in Dolphin and Notifications.

Musing Allowed: Changes in KDE 4.6: Dolphin and Notifications

Please let me know if there’s anything I missed. And Ill post in this thread again when I finish the next blog post. I dont really know what else to do with these blogs, but I figured some of you might be interested.

P.S. Im using Opensuse 11.3 64 bit with KDE Factory

OK, here’s part 2 where I show the changes in window tiling and the power management settings.

Musing Allowed: Changes in KDE 4.6: New Window Tiling Changes and Powersave Settings

I’m going to try to write one a day until Im finished. I probably have 2 or 3 more blog posts to write before Im done.

BlueDevil integration into Dolphin would be worth commenting. Though not a default its really sweet for file transfers of pics, MP3’s ect… I think it was available late in 4.5 not sure someone can correct me if I’m wrong.

I wouldn’t even have thought of that since I have bluetooth removed from my computer. I use a desktop which doesnt have bluetooth connectivity and so can’t write anything about it. You’re right though in that I haven’t really seen anything in any of the KDE 4.6 release announcements or reviews that mentions that.

Here’s my newest blog review where I look at the 4.6 speed improvements, icon changes, and new image sharing in gwenview and ksnapshot.

Musing Allowed: Changes in KDE 4.6: Speed, Icons, and Image Sharing

On the fly mounting of HD’s with no fstab entries now works

Here’s a new blog post where I talk about the changes in KDE 4.6 in activities. Also, since not everyone is familiar with activities I tried to go over them a bit as well.

Musing Allowed: Changes in KDE 4.6: Activities

I had no idea about that. I’ll check it out, but I’m mainly trying to focus on user visible changes that will be useful to the majority of users.

Very interesting and Informative. I didn’t know about the activities. Learn something new everyday.

Interesting and informative series. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks guys! There’s been some interesting changes with the new application dockers, grouping panel, and add widgets scrolling. Here’s a new blog post where I go over the changes made from kde 4.5 to kde 4.6

Musing Allowed: Changes in KDE 4.6: Add Widgets Scrolling, Grouping Panel, and Application Dockers

Im sorry to keep posting, but I have this one last final blog post to finish off the series of changes in KDE 4.6 for those who are interested. I go over the changes in the new oxygen-gtk theme and also show the new lock/unlock safeguards added to the desktop settings and activities configurations.

Musing Allowed: Changes in KDE 4.6: New GTK Theme and New Lock/Unlock Safeguards

Thanks again guys, Ive really enjoyed writing about my experience with KDEand opensuse, and will hopefully be able to continue with some new blog posts about other things in the future.