KDE 4.11 Officially Released, Deemed LTS Version

The latest version of KDE can be downloaded from Softpedia

The KDE Project just announced the immediate availability for download of KDE Software Compilation 4.11.

After a few development versions, the stable version of the new Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform are now available for download.

“The Plasma Workspaces 4.11 will receive long term support as the team focuses on the technical transition to Frameworks 5.”

“This then presents the last combined release of the Workspaces, Applications and Platform under the same version number,” reads the official announcement.

This is a special release because it’s dedicated to the memory of Atul 'toolz' Chitnis, who was a big supporter of the Open Source Software movement.

“Atul led the Linux Bangalore and FOSS.IN conferences since 2001 and both were landmark events in the Indian FOSS scene. KDE India was born at the first FOSS.in in December 2005. Many Indian KDE contributors started out at these events.”

“It was only because of Atul's encouragement that the KDE Project Day at FOSS.IN was always a huge success. Atul left us on June 3rd after fighting a battle with cancer. May his soul rest in peace. We are grateful for his contributions to a better world,” ends the official announcement.

According to the developers, the KDE basic functionality has been improved with a smoother taskbar, a smarter battery widget and a better sound mixer.

The KDE PIM stack received a number of important changes and Kate improves the productivity of Python and Javascript developers with new plugins.

Also, new features have been implemented for the future KDE Frameworks 5.0 release, but for the stable release the developers managed to squeeze-in optimizations for the Nepomuk framework.

Check out the official announcement for a complete list of changes and improvements. You can also check our tutorial on “How to Install KDE SC 4.11 on Ubuntu 13.04 and 12.04 LTS”.

Download the KDE 4.11 sources right now from Softpedia.

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