Monday, October 27, 2008

Intrepid - KDE 4.1 goes mainstream

With the new release of Kubuntu just 3 days away, many will be wondering if now is the time to upgrade from Hardy to Intrepid, and what will it mean for me.

One of the biggest visible changes between Hardy and Intrepid is the move from KDE 3.5 to KDE 4.1. Some have asked whether it will be possible to have KDE 3.5 instead (or along side) of KDE 4.1, and the response is no. This is a conscious and responsible decision to move forward with KDE 4, given that 3.5 is not going to be further developed, and all focus should be given to the promotion and development of the new 4.x series.

We have started a FAQ to answer users questions regarding the switch from KDE 3 to KDE 4. Please read it over if you have any concerns or questions regarding whether to switch from Hardy to Intrepid at this time.

We do encourage users to download and take the new Intrepid for a test drive. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised at how well KDE 4.1 works, and it will continue to get better as more users and distros begin adopt KDE 4 fully.