25 October 2011
Debian Sid idles at KDE 4.6.5
Update: 4.7.2 is available in Experimental, 2011 11 28
I have to admit it's a great desktop, KDE 4.6.5, but now KDE 4.7.2 is out and Debian's KDE packaging team hasn't moved us up. The last version upgrade to KDE was in July to 4.6.5, right on schedule, and Debian even release KDE 4.4.3 ahead of schedule when that was released.
KDE released 4.7.2 in the beginning of October 2011 but due to busy packagers and the end of summer and other things, we've not had a new
KDE's 15th anniversary recently passing (congratulations to the KDE project!), about the same time when the limited Unity and GNOME3 desktops are being pushed out, there has been renewed interest in the KDE desktop.
I run a few Debian Stable desktops and a Debian Testing desktop and a Debian Sid desktop, and I really like the KDE in all of them. The only thing I miss in the Debian Stable, KDE 4.4.5, is renaming multiple files with a leading zero (fixed in 4.6.0), and perhaps some bugfixes but I don't really see errors nor crashes on that machine.
I am most itching to get my hands on the new Kontact email suite, and I've heard good things from Kubuntu users. The expansion of the Multiple Desktop / Multiple Activity in the 4.7.x series seems interesting but I'm not sure I'll ever learn to use it.
Readers, is your distro at KDE 4.7.2? How are you liking it? Do you use the new Kontact? Do you use the multiple activities in KDE?