KDE 4.10 RC1 is out

Two days ago the KDE team released the first release candidate of the Plasma Workspaces towards version 4.10. The biggest changes that directly catches ones eyes are the graphical modifications and improvements. For me they look much more seamless. I also like the new wallpaper. Looking under to hood, there are many changes. I just want to point out my most favorite ones:

  • A new QtQuick based screen locker.
  • Scriptable effects – One can easily write desktop effects without knowledge of C/C++
  • The notification applet is now based on QML and feels much smoother
  • The Nepomuk Indexer has been rewritten and is much faster as far as I can see.

Of course there are many, many more changes.