October 5, 2010

KDE Software Compilation 4.5.2 Released, Continues On The Path Of Rock Solid Stability

Today marked the official release announcement of the KDE Software Compilation 4.5.2. This release is a bug / stability fix and is recommended for all users of KDE, including Linux Mint. As per usual, the new KDE SC updates should hit the repositories in a matter of hours.

Nothing earth-shattering here, but really that's a good thing.
KDE continues to get better, faster, and more stable by the release. In the past, naysayers have called KDE "eye candy, but nothing stable enough to use for serious work". We've said for a while now that this is simply poppycock. KDE continues the trend of shoring up the occasional hiccup,  and smoothing the whole experience out into a somewhat boring affair of stability.

Highlights of this incremental release are:

  • KSharedDataCache, the new performance tool has seen scalability and performance improvements.
  • Performance of loading icons has been improved by better use of the new shared data cache.
  • The display of tooltips in Dolphin has been fixed in certain cases where it would display outdated previews.
  • KWin and especially its compositing manager has seen some optimizations and bugfixes for specific filters. 
The release announcement is posted over on the main KDE website. A complete list of changes can be found here.

- Enjoy.