The KDE Project has just announced the immediate availability for download of KDE Software Compilation 4.12, a new build in the series.A new version of KDE Software Compilation has been released, packing a lot of new features and changes, mostly for the KDE PIM stack.
“With the Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Platform frozen and receiving only long term support, those teams are focused on the technical transition to Frameworks 5. The upgrade in the version number for the Platform is merely for the convenience of packaging. All bug fixes and minor features developed since the release of Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform 4.11 have been included,” reads the official announcement.
According to the developers, KDE Applications 4.12 represents a major development in terms of personal information management.
“This release marks substantial improvements in the KDE PIM stack, giving much better performance and many new features. Kate streamlined the integration of Python plugins and added initial Vim-macro support, and games and educational applications bring a variety of new features,” is also stated in the announcement.
Also, the KDE Platform 4.12 is now a lot more stable, as it includes numerous fixes and improvements for a variety of functions.
“About 20 bugfixes as well as several optimizations have been made to various subsystems, including KNewStuff, KNotify4, file handling and more. Notably, Nepomuk received bugfixes and indexing abilities for MS Office 97 formats. A technology preview of the Next Generation KDE Platform, named KDE Frameworks 5, is coming this month” states the announcement.
The integration of KDE 4.12 should arrive fairly quickly for the major Linux distributions that are using it, especially for the Arch Linux users.
If you want a more detailed description of the updated packages, you can always check the release logs. Download the KDE 4.12 sources right now from Softpedia.